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Why D.C. Residents Are In Prisons Across the U.S. | City Cast DC

October 23, 2023
  • D.C. Policy Center

On April 26, 2023, D.C. Policy Center Director of Research and Policy Emilia Calma was interviewed in a City Cast DC episode about D.C. residents in the Bureau of Prisons system:

Like most things in the District, D.C.’s criminal justice system is all tied up in the federal government. That means D.C. residents convicted of committing local crimes can end up all over the country. We sat down with Rob Barton, a Washingtonian behind bars who’s been campaigning for a D.C. prison, and a local researcher who’s been looking into why it’s so hard to make that happen.

Read More: Why D.C. Residents Are In Prisons Across the U.S. | City Cast DC

Related D.C. Policy Center publication: The District of Columbia’s Criminal Justice System under the Revitalization Act: How the system works, how it has changed, and how the changes impact the District of Columbia


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