Bad Checks Got IBM Salesman "Terrifying Experience of Jail" & Crime and our Prisons - and Futility

Bad Checks Got IBM Salesman "Terrifying Experience of Jail" & Crime and our Prisons - and Futility

A Judge Gets His Back Up; Long Term Means Trouble

by: | publication date: January 29, 1972 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A16

 Question: Had you ever been in a jail before? Barker: Neer. It's a terrifying experience... I spent two years in the Marine Corps... so I had met all types of people and had to live with all types of people, so I think I was better prepared probably than most adult people.  But it's frightening.  You're in a detention room with sleeping accommodations for 32 and 40 people. Some people have to sleep on the floor.  I've seen people raped, specially young kids.  You can get a kid as young as 14 years old and several 16.   

Two companion articles to "A Human Wasteland In The Name of Justice, including a Q & A with a former inmate who now works in the corrections field.

The Washington Post; noticed on page with Shame of Prisons series