Prison Voices Project: Jeff Hall, Khalil Cumberbatch (audio)
Jul 9, 2015
Produced by Alexandra Cox.
Featured in this broadcast, the events in Dannemora, New York, where two men escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility. Ultimately one of the men was captured and the other was killed. Guests include Jeff Hall, a historian of prisons in New York's North Country and the son of a corrections officer from Clinton Correctional Facility; and, Khalil Cumberbatch, who spent time in the New York state prison system and is now a national advocate for prison reform. Plus, a discussion around the proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York, an issue debated during the final days of the 2015 legislative session and the focus of the reforms on the Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie. The broadcast features interviews with members of Hudson Link, which provides college educational services inside of Greene Correctional, and the Correctional Association, which produced a report about the facility.