U.S. Prison Conditions

With the spotlight focused on detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib, prison reformers hope conditions in U.S. prisons will get some attention as well. Join NPR's Neal Conan to discuss prison life in America and what is being done to monitor and minimize prisoner abuse.

Guests:

Jeffrey Ian Ross
*Author of Behind Bars: Surviving Prison
*Worked for more than three years at a correctional facility
*Assistant professor, Division of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Social Policy at the University of Baltimore

Martin Lord
*Commissioner of the New York City Department of Correction and Probation

Ted Conover
*Served as a correctional officer at Sing Sing prison in New York State for one year *Author of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

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