Prisons: Jungle Rats

"Let's get one thing straight, baby," said the convict angrily. "I've heard a lot of talk about 'rehabilitation' from you people here, but I've never seen any in jail. I was a laborer when I came in and the only thing I've learned is how to make license plate tags. I'll go out for six months, but I'll come back, baby."

The sobering accusation, directed at a group of policemen, judges and prison officials, was only one of many made last week at an unusual "workshop on crime and correction" in Annapolis, Md.

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