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Rob Kennedy's MyC-SPAN

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    Overview of Montgomery County Correctional Facility

    Robert Green provided an overview of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, Maryland, and talked about successes and challenges in the corrections system.

    At the end of the program, a portion of a C-SPAN interview with Alisa Smedley and Donna Rojas was shown. Both women work in the correction facility’s jobs program. They talked about preparing inmates for getting employment after being released.

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    Washington Journal Program 10/13/2015

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer ideas for reforming the criminal justice system.

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Guests talked about the 1857 Supreme Court case Dred Scott v. Sandford, in which the court sided 7-2 with slavery and declared that Dred Scott and other blacks could not be citizens of the U.S., and that Congress lacked the authority to prohibit slavery in the territories. The guests also responded to viewer questions and comments.