N.Y. Prisons Are Limiting What Types Of Care Packages Inmates Can Receive

Ari Shaprio | NPR.com
January 11, 20184:16 PM ET
Heard on All Things Considered

NPR’s Ari Shaprio speaks with Taylor Eldridge, investigative reporter for The Marshall Project. The prison system change means that only care packages sent through private companies will be allowed.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

The New York prison system is making big changes to care packages. Books, clothes and homemade food from the outside are no longer allowed. Instead, everything has to come from a few designated private companies. This is a pilot program that is starting in three New York prisons before likely expanding to the rest of the state. Taylor Eldridge is an investigative fellow with The Marshall Project who’s been reporting on this. Welcome.

Read more or listen here: https://www.npr.org/2018/01/11/577453496/ny-prisons-are-limiting-what-types-of-care-packages-inmates-can-receive

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