Human Rights Issues in D.C. Jail

Shannon Fyfe and fellow Neighbors of Justice member Anthony Petty argue in a Washington Post opinion piece that transferring those incarcerated in D.C. jail to Pennsylvania in light of additionally discovered human rights violations is not a solution to the larger problem.

"These findings are incredibly concerning and are consistent with other human rights violations that have been reported for years. The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) did the right thing in bringing these unacceptable conditions to light, and it is doing the right thing by attempting to secure better conditions for these individuals awaiting court appearances in federal cases or post-sentencing assignment to federal prisons. But sending these residents to Lewisburg will cause further harm, and the marshals must find a different solution."
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