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Prison denies visit to inmate


This week has been busy at the Daily Item, with one of our reporters being denied a visit to the most infamous Northumberland County Prison inmate – Miranda Barbour.

It’s raised a lot of questions about prisoner rights, media rights and the rights of elected officials.

The article – by reporter Francis Scarcella – is below. Let me know what you think:

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Would you tour the Northumberland County Prison?

This week, it came up that the public can tour the Northumberland County Prison whenever they want to. After all, tax dollars pay for the prison.

But would you want to tour it, even if you could? We posed the question on our Facebook page:

untitledMy take: I want to tour the prison, I think.

I mean, I think it would be cool to see what the inside of a prison looks like. I haven’t seen one yet and hopefully won’t as an inmate anytime in the future.

But at the same time, prisons are miserable places. They’re designed that way and they should be that way – so why would you want to go into them voluntarily, as Judy points out above?

What do you think – would you tour a prison if you got the chance?