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This edition: Soffiyah Elijah-Correctional Assoc.

Episode Details

Original tape date: March 10, 2014.

First aired: March 12, 2014.

In New York, more than 54,000 people are in prison at a cost of $60,000 per year per inmate under 40. Costs rise to $240,000 per year per inmate over 40, primarily because of increased health issues. Soffiyah Elijah, executive director of the Correctional Association of New York talks about one of their campaigns: "If the Risk is Low, Let Them Go! Release Aging People in Prison/RAPP"

Guest List

J. Soffiyah Elijah Executive Director, The Correctional Association of New York