Quoted in Patriot Ledger, Quincy Mass on state’s counter-productive plan to charge prisoners for their incarceration.

by Peter Wagner, May 9, 2010

Peter Wagner is quoted in the Patriot Ledger regarding Mass.’s plan to bill prison inmates for room and board. Because most people in prison are poor, this counter-productive policy “is like spending money to squeeze blood from a stone.”

Peter Wagner is Executive Director of the Prison Policy Initiative. (Other articles | Full bio | Contact)



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