NC Prison Facility Faces Congressional Hearing


The Washington Post reports that Rivers Correctional Institution, a 257-acre prison facility in North Carolina run by a private company for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, will be among the federal institutions reviewed during a hearing before Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton today. The subject of the hearing: how the facility and other federal prisons treat the inmates they house from the District of Columbia.

According to the Post, critics claim the inmates at Rivers, many of whom are serving time for drug and parole violations, eceive harsher treatment at the facility than other inmates. Drug treatment and job training options are inadequate, they say, and inmates who return home from Rivers are unprepared for anything but being sent back.


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