Norton Seeks Changes In Rules For D.C. Inmates, Families

Norton Seeks Changes in Rules for D.C. Inmates, Families

Eleanor Holmes Norton (WI file photo)

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton has earned a reputation as a staunch advocate for District statehood, granting the mayor the power to pardon and championing the rights of local residents.
Norton, the 14-term Democrat, has also continued her push to make sure that those in prison maintain certain rights, including raising concerns about certain Federal Bureau of Prisons policies she said harms inmates, returning citizens and their families.
Norton has pushed for the elimination or significant reduction in the fee that residents of residential reentry centers — or halfway houses — must pay to offset …

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