Professor Mushlin interviewed by NPR on need for prison reform

Professor Michael Mushlin was interviewed recently by Brian Mann, a reporter for National Public Radio, as part of a segment on the need for prison reform. The public interest in the topic rises from several incidents that occurred in New York including the death of Leonard Strickland, an inmate at Clinton Correctional Facility. Professor Mushlin, an expert on the effects of solitary confinement and who had been invited to testify this past year before the New York State Assembly Corrections Committee, spoke of the great need for prison oversight.

“The prisons can be dark places,” Professor Mushlin is quoted as saying. “Inevitably, horrible things are going to happen.”

To listen to the NPR program, click on the link above.


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