Alice Chasan
Communications Department




Margaret diZerega
Oct 14 2011

Carolyn Cosmos, reporting on the effects of the high cost of phone calls in Colorado prisons on incarcerated people and their families, quotes Margaret diZerega, director of Vera's Family Justice Program:

“ 'Studies show family contact helps motivate prisoners to do well and complete programs,' says Margaret diZerega, director of the Family Justice Program at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City. 'An outlet to talk about frustrations lowers violence, and inmates with family support have fewer parole violations and less homelessness.' "