Multimedia Resources

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Audio Link 13.1: What Does the Justice Department's Decision to End Private Prisons Mean for the Future?
Description: In an Idaho prison, surveillance cameras catch one inmate beating another, with guards standing by. Now, the assault of Hanni Elabed is raising questions about how a prison's private management is protecting inmates under its roof.

Audio Link 13.2: In Wake Of Riot, Ariz. Governor Fires For-Profit Prison Firm
Description: The Department of Justice announced it will be ending the use of private prisons. Writer David Dayen, who has looked at the history of private prisons talks about this decision.

Video Link 13.1: Five years of struggle, success at Washington State Penitentiary

Video Link 13.2: Motivational interviewing in intensive management units

Video Link 13.3: Motivating offender change

Video Link 13.4: White House drug czar describes prison program as national leader
Description: The White House drug czar on Tuesday toured Rhode Island's women's prison and heard from inmates about a program that he described as a national "leader" in providing medication-assisted treatment for addiction

Video Link 13.4: In the Gay Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail, It's Not Shanks and Muggings But Hand-Sewn Gowns and Tears
Description: With rouged lips, long hair and a strut that would give Naomi Campbell pause, Dave Williams, 47, works the 75-foot runway that stretches between crowded rows of green chipped-paint bunk beds at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Men’s Central Jail.

Web Link 13.1: Prison Bureaucracies
Description: Article highlights the bureaucracy of prisons

Web Link 13.2: Private Prisons
Description: ACLU webpage for Private Prisons