|These Prison Inmates Are Getting A Seat At The Decision-Making Table|
|By mainepublic.org- Lauren Abbate|
On a recent Tuesday morning, a group of Maine State Prison inmates, along with prison administrators, corrections officers and state legislators, gathered around tables in the facility’s visitation room.
An agenda was passed out, an inmate set up a laptop to take minutes of the meeting, then a strangely democratic process got underway.
“All right, welcome everyone. Today we’ve got a pretty full agenda and a pretty tight time frame,” Warden Matthew Magnusson said as the group sat down to discuss matters ranging from pod updates to reentry planning initiatives.
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