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Exploited Prisoners

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 16, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 13:57

Up to half of the inmates in the US prisons and jails have a disability of some sort. Intellectual and developmental disabilities are especially prevalent. Such prisoners are also at a higher risk of exploitation by fellow inmates and prison officials. Emory University researcher Jennifer Sarrett is trying to untangle the connection between disability and incarceration in America.