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Life on the Inside: Who is in charge?

a prisoner shovels dirt in a garden
John McGuire for Michigan Radio

What’s the purpose of prison? That’s a question that people have been asking for centuries. To many, incarceration is meant to be punishment for people who commit a crime. But Heidi Washington, director for the Michigan Department of Corrections, doesn’t believe that’s a productive approach.

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