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Resource ID: #656
Subject: 104
Source: 1574Julie Brown; Eileen Sullivan; Ted Gest; David Rudovsky; John Wetzel
Affiliation: The Miami Herald; The Associated Press; Criminal Justice Journalists; the Council of State Government’s Justice Center
Date: 2015



Corrections practices are getting more scrutiny from the media amid criticism of mass incarceration and poor conditions behind bars in many places. We will hear from the Pennsylvania prison secretary, who also is a member of a national commission examining the federal prison system, a civil rights lawyer who has filed lawsuits over prison and jail problems, and journalists who have covered the troubled Florida prison system and a growing and controversial practice of "risk assessment" being used in corrections to help decide on who should be locked up.

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