Multimedia Resources

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Audio 11.1: Solitary Confinement
Description: Rachel Martin speaks to Secretary Gregg Marcantel about reforming the New Mexico state penitentiary system. He appears on season 2 on A&E's "Behind Bars."

Audio 11.2: Rikers Island Jail Population
Description: New York City's mayor and the state's chief judge announced a plan Tuesday to cut the number of pre-trial detainees at the notorious Rikers Island jail. It's not unusual for defendants to spend a year or more at Rikers awaiting trial.

Video 11.1: Inside Eastern State Penitentiary
Description: America's first prison, Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, became the model for all prisons. It was built in 1829 by the passive Quakers, who believed that solitary confinement was the best way to serve penance.

Video 11.2: Life in a Supermax Prison
Description: If Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is sent to the United States Penitentiary Administrative-Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado, he'll be cut off from the world. See what life is like for inmates inside a Supermax prison.

Web 11.1: A World Without Prisons
Description: Imagining A World Without Prisons For Communities Defined By Them

Web 11.2: Using Technology to Make Prisons and Jails Safer
Description: National Institute of Justice article that discusses the use of technology to make prisons and jails safer