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"Western Prisons"

Correctional institutions and the issues surrounding them were the subject of our latest FocusWest production.

"Western Prisons" considers ways to bridge the distance between prison and the outside world after release; how states deal with minority juvenile offenders; and the relationships mothers in prison have with their children.

National and regional experts met at the KUED studio in Salt Lake City on January 6, 2004 to explore these and other corrections issues. "Western Prisons" aired regionally on Thursday evening, January 22nd.

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