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The high costs of privatizing prisons

Natalie Holbrook

Natalie Holbrook

Natalie Holbrook directs AFSC's Criminal Justice Program in Michigan.

Privatizing prisons carries a high cost for prisoners and society, says Natalie Holbrook, who directs AFSC's Criminal Justice Program in Michigan. Listen to this radio interview in which Natalie explains why the humane treatment of prisoners is important and why releasing eligible people is the best way to cut prison costs.

Introduction to AFSC's criminal justice work in Michigan

Responding to thousands of requests each year for information and assistance, tracking trends in the prison system, conducting parole readiness workshops -- AFSC Michigan's Criminal Justice Program advocates for prisoners with the help of dedicated interns. In this video, Natalie Holbrook, Program Director, provides an overview of the program.

Parole readiness workshops in Michigan

Pete Martel, AFSC Michigan Criminal Justice Program Associate, talks about the parole readiness workshops which he and Natalie Holbrook, AFSC Program Director, conduct with prisoners in Michigan.

Interns advocate for prisoners in Michigan

Interns with AFSC Michigan's Criminal Justice Program describe their experiences advocating on behalf of prisoners in Michigan and share what they've learned about the prison system and themselves.

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