On July 13th, 2015, the Valley Justice Coalition unanimously affirmed our support of a letter by Daniel Barrows to Middle River Regional Jail encouraging specific policy changes designed to increase contact and communication between inmates and their families. These policy changes are well supported in the criminology literature, as cited in the letter. You can read the complete letter here.
Note: Both Daniel and the Valley Justice Coalition have had name changes since this letter was written. It is preserved here as it was originally sent to Middle River.