Many D.C. Inmates Locked Up Far From Home

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26824-2003Apr23.html When a major prison for Washington, D.C., convicts was closed, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons promised to house displaced inmates no more than 500 miles away. But 30 percent of them are farther than that, some in California and Texas. City officials and inmate advocates say there is less repeat criminality when prisoners can keep in closer touch with their families. The Washington Post reports that in 2000, 12 percent of D.C. inmates . . .

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