Iraqis Tour South Carolina Prison To Get Reform Ideas

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Iraqi prison officials are spending two weeks in the United States studying state facilities and one federal lockup to get ideas about how to rebuild their nation’s corrections system, reports the Associated Press. They toured a South Carolina prison yesterday. A delegation of U.S. Justice Department officials and their Iraqi counterparts visited the maximum security Broad River Correctional Institution, where they watched inmates make license plates and traffic signs.

The delegation visited South Carolina because the state prison system was similar in size and organization to the existing Iraqi system, said Georgette Thornton of the Justice Department’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program in Baghdad.

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/29/AR2007012901870.html

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