D.C. residents are sent to serve sentences in federal prisons all over the country. How is the government shutdown and the passage of the First Step Act affecting their time inside?
It’s “Your Turn” to share your views about the stories Washingtonians are talking about – from the Virginia political races heading down the home stretch to the new concerns about bus safety on Metro, in the wake of an incident where a passenger allegedly threw urine on a driver.
- Jackie Jeter President, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, the Union representing WMATA workers
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