The Cost of Incarceration In One Baltimore Neighborhood | WYPR

The Cost of Incarceration In One Baltimore Neighborhood

Sep 7, 2015

Sandtown
Credit Matt Purdy

According to the Justice Policy Institute and Prison Policy Initiative in a report from February, as of 2010, 458 people from Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood or neighboring Harlem Park were in a Maryland prison. It's the largest number of any census tract in the state.

Sheilah talks about it with Marc Schindler, Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute. And, we visit two men in Sandtown who have been to prison and back. Antoine Bennett is the director of Men of Valuable Action, or MOVA. Anthony Warren is MOVA’s Community Service Project Coordinator.