South Carolina: The Employed Inmate & California: Juvenile on Team Probation

South Carolina: The Employed Inmate & California: Juvenile on Team Probation

by: | publication date: February 6, 1972 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A16

 Like California, South Carolina has some of the worst prisons and some of the best.  Its maximum security Central Correctional Institution may be the worst dungeon in the country, a 104-year-old five-story granite mass with iron catwalks from which, in the past, inmates had thrown guards and fellow inmates to their death below.  But architecture is not the critical judgement of a prison system. The state's director of corrections, William D. Leeke is trying to get rid of his dungeon, but in the meantime he has started a program of work release centers.  

Two companion articles to the conclusion of the Shame of Prisons series, focusing on different reform and rehabilitation programs in two states.

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