Friday, January 4, 2013

Journalists Barred from Prisons?

Policy varies from state to state, from Warden to Warden.  Despite the First Amendment, Public Information Officers of prisons can ban the public from knowing what is happening inside prisons, and that can't be all good now, can it?  Jessica Pupovac, investigating prison journalists' access to prisons for her master's thesis, uncovered a wild array of policies and yet, and yet taxpayers spend approximately $74 BILLION on state and federal prison systems annually.  Yet the public can't know how the dollars are spent?                                      


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