Hear Michela Bowman on NPR’s “Morning Edition”

April 4, 2013 | by Erin Hanusa

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An overburdened criminal justice system, including inadequate indigent defense, means that people can languish in a cell for months, and in some cases even years longer than necessary―at immense personal cost and taxpayers’ expense. Jail detainees may wait months to see an attorney on minor cases, and clerical errors can lead to improper release dates from both jails and state prisons.

An overburdened criminal justice system, including inadequate indigent defense, means that people can languish in a cell for months, and in some cases even years longer than necessary―at immense personal cost and taxpayers’ expense. Jail detainees may wait months to see an attorney on minor cases, and clerical errors can lead to improper release dates from both jails and state prisons.

Michela Bowman, co-director of the National PREA Resource Center, was interviewed by NPR’s Laura Sullivan this week about people lost in the correctional system. The interview aired during Friday’s “Morning Edition.” Check back soon for a blog post on this topic from Michela. Click here to learn more about NCCD’s work in the justice system.

Click here to listen to the interview