The New York Times, "Fees for Inmate Visits''

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Margaret diZerega
Sep 13 2011

The New York Times published a letter from Margaret diZerega, director of Vera's Family Justice Program. In response to an article about a new law in Arizona, she writes that it is counterproductive to charge people a fee to visit their family members in prison. "This type of measure flies in the face of evidence," she writes. "Research shows that people in prison who maintain contact with their families have better outcomes when they come home."