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Priest's Murder Casts Doubts on Prison Policies

A review of the murder of convicted pedophile priest John Geoghan in prison -- and his general treatment while incarcerated -- suggests that the problems that led to his death are widespread in Massachusetts prisons. Low-risk inmates are being placed in maximum-security lockups with violent inmates. NPR's Anthony Brooks reports.

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Anthony Brooks has more than twenty five years of experience in public radio, working as a producer, editor, reporter, and most recently, as a fill-in host for NPR. For years, Brooks has worked as a Boston-based reporter for NPR, covering regional issues across New England, including politics, criminal justice, and urban affairs. He has also covered higher education for NPR, and during the 2000 presidential election he was one of NPR's lead political reporters, covering the campaign from the early primaries through the Supreme Court's Bush V. Gore ruling. His reports have been heard for many years on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.