I'm doing a research and policy project on DC prisoners. I'm looking for information and personal stories on what the situation is like for DC prisoners serving time in the federal system. I'm also interested in information on conditions in the former DC Prison at Lorton. I'd like to compare conditions before and after the closure of Lorton and make some recommendations for how to improve outcomes for DC inmates, both during their sentences and after release. [more inside]
Where are pre-op transsexuals placed in short-term holding tanks when they are arrested? The men's area, or the women's? [more inside]
What can someone expect when they go to jail for five days for a DUI? [more inside]
Any therapists out there? What would you say/do if a patient called you from jail claiming they were innocent? [more inside]
According to these pages on the U.S. Bureau of Justice site, imprisonment for public order offenses suddenly fell by a third in 2002. Why?
How do I kill ninety-days in the hole? [more inside]
How does house arrest work? (more inside) [more inside]