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Joseph Ponte: In Maine, "We Rewrote the Segregation Policy"

Joseph Ponte: In Maine, "We Rewrote the Segregation Policy"

Ponte, Joseph., Maine Department of Corrections. Interview by Jason M. Breslow. February 7, 2014.

Joseph Ponte was the Maine Corrections Commissioner for three years before being appointed New York City Correction Commissioner on March 11, 2014.  Ponte was widely lauded for improving Maine state prisons and reducing the number of prisoners in solitary confinement. He spoke with FRONTLINE about the policy changes made in the Maine prisons and they effects they had on prisoners. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted on Feb. 7, 2014.

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Keywords: reform, MDC.