Doing time far from home, D.C. prisoners face extra barriers to rehabilitation
The Washington Post
December 13, 2017

“Stevens was incarcerated in a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility hundreds of miles from the only city he knew because of the 1997 National Revitalization Act, which required the nation’s capital — then in the throes of a prolonged budget crisis — to close its prison and transfer custody of adult prisoners to the federal government.

“’The vast majority of people don’t realize this is how the system works,’ said D.C. Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), chair of the Judiciary Committee.'”

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