JDI IN THE NEWS - 2013

Higher-Than-Average Rate Of Inmate Abuse In MD Prison: What Would Real Reform Take?

By The Marc Steiner Show
May 20, 2013

According to a U.S. Department of Justice study released last week, the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup has higher-than-average rates of inmate abuse. Nearly 13 percent of inmates at that facility reported being abused either by a fellow inmate or staff member. We talk with legislators and prison reform advocates about what real reform means. Our guests include:

Delegate Sam Arora, Democrat representing Maryland’s 19th District (Montgomery County) in the Maryland House of Delegates;
Delegate Nicholaus Kipke, House Minority Leader for the Maryland House of Delegates and Republican representing Maryland’s 31st District (Anne Arundel County);
Tracy Velazquez, former Vice Chair of the Montana Democratic Party and former Director of the Justice Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.;
and Chris Daley, Deputy Executive Director of Just Detention International.

To listen to the podcast, click here.


Bookmark and Share