Toward Increased Transparency in the Jails and Prisons: Some Optimistic Signs

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Leaders of the organizations responsible for maintaining the prisons and jails have not been responsive to the public and have not openly reported the facts and conclusions generated by internal inquiries. Moreover, even if the agency provides generic assurances that a thorough investigation was conducted and “appropriate action taken,” the lack of supporting detail does little to inform the public about whether any action, in fact, taken was actually appropriate.

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Prison administration, Prison accountability, Prisons, Records, United States

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Michael Gennaco (Office of Independent Review)

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