Prison Time’s Urban-Rural connection

One of the goals of the Prison Time Media Project is to spark a discussion between urban communities that were hit hard by mass incarceration under the Rockefeller drug laws, and the rural communities that became prison towns.

Natasha Haverty and I work largely in New York’s North Country, a region where there are 16 state and Federal incarceration facilities.

So to make sure we’re covering all the angles of this complex story, we’ll be partnering as often as possible with journalists in urban areas, including the team at WNYC.

It was cool to spend a few minutes Sunday morning talking about the history of the “Rock” laws and spreading the word about PTMP.  For more of WNYC’s great coverage of incarceration issues, go here.

 

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