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Interview with Soros Fellow, Attorney, and Professor Michele Deitch

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Michele Deitch is an attorney with over 23 years of experience working on criminal justice policy issues with state and local government officials, corrections officials, judges, and advocates. She teaches criminal justice and juvenile justice policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and at the Law School. She was awarded a 2005-06 Soros Senior Justice Fellowship by the Open Society Institute of the Soros Foundation, one of the most prestigious prizes for individuals working on criminal justice policy reform. Her areas of specialty include independent oversight of correctional institutions, institutional reform litigation, prison conditions and management, prison and jail overcrowding, prison privatization, and juveniles in adult court. She has spent many years looking at the conditions in the Texas Prison system. Today she is with us to discuss a new report that she authored called From Time Out to Hard Time. Be sure to tune in this Thursday at 4:30 PM EST for our live broadcast.