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Conversation with Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
Formerly incarcerated individuals discussed the effect of penal institutions on their lives; rehabilitation; work and educational opportunities and assignments; description of maximum security versus minimum security; black youth in prison; length of prison sentences; public court system and court appointed lawyers; racism within the criminal justice system and penitentiaries; homosexuality in penal institutions; and training opportunities within prison which lead to skills to gain employment when released from prison. Much of the conversation revolves around Lorton Reformatory/Lorton Correctional Complex and Occoquan Workhouse; Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg also mentioned. John Kinard asked a question to the individuals toward the end of the recording.
Discussion. Audio only. Very poor audio quality. Transcribed from physical asset: Rap Session on Lorton by Male Anacostia Resident. Undated.
Date
circa 1980
Extent
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Topic
African Americans
Prisons
Reformatories
Prisoners
African American prisoners
Rehabilitation
Racism
Place
Lorton (Va.)
Virginia
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Citation
Conversation with Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-053, Item ACMA AV001350_A
Local Numbers
ACMA AV001350_B
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