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

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