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Incarceration: Bridging Societal And Geographical Divides

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Nancy La Vigne is the director of the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute.
Nancy La Vigne
Nancy La Vigne is the director of the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute.

Since Washington, D.C., doesn't have any federal prisons, locals found guilty of federal crimes are imprisoned hundreds of miles away from their families. WAMU's Rob Sachs takes a look at what's being done to bring family members closer together when a loved one is in prison -- and how families can help those loved ones re-enter society after incarceration.


An Exuberantly Dark First Novel Explores The Chaos Of Central Africa

Fiston Mwanza Mujila's novel, Tram 83, is a freewheeling tale about life in an imaginary place inspired by the author's home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Critic John Powers has a review.

Louisiana Chef Paul Prudhomme, Who Popularized Cajun And Creole Food, Dies

The internationally renowned chef sparked a cooking craze and inspired other New Orleans restaurateurs. He was 75.

What Just Happened To The Speaker's Race, In 2 Charts

To be nominated for speaker, Kevin McCarthy would have just needed a majority of House Republicans' votes, but getting through a vote with the full House would have been a much higher hurdle.

How Skyscraper Construction Ties Into Tech Bubbles

There's a lot of talk in Silicon Valley about a tech bubble.Our Planet Money podcast team examines one possible indicator of a bubble: architecture. Very, very tall architecture.

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