May 20, 2013 – Segment 1
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.