Prisoner Transportation Policies/Contracts
MuckRock wants to help you track the conditions and the companies that “route the prisoner like a package.” Let us know which town or county you’re in, and we’ll add it to our growing list of requests bringing local light to a national concern.
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This summer, MuckRock submitted requests to all 50 state Departments of Correction for their materials related to the transportation of inmates. Following up on a stunning story by The Marshall Project on privately-operated prisoner transport, the requests, worded broadly, sought the policies and contracts that are being employed across the country. Two months in, here’s what we’ve found so far.
Yesterday, The Marshall Project, in collaboration with the New York Times, released a story on the private extradition companies that take inmates on the hard trip to prison in another state. Now MuckRock wants to help you bring the story to your town and give us all some local context to a national narrative by guiding you through the request process.