Listen now! Dangers of federal prison overcrowding discussed on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn more about the dangers of federal prison overcrowding. The show, which originally aired on Friday, Sept. 21, is now available on demand.

AFGE Council of Prison Locals President Dale Deshotel discussed the Government Accountability Office report titled, "Growing Inmate Crowding Negatively Affects Inmates, Staff, and Infrastructure," which found the Bureau of Prisons to be 39 percent over capacity with expected crowding to exceed 45 percent through 2018. Deshotel also detailed the impact of overcrowding on staff and the surrounding community.

AFGE National President J. David Cox, Save the Children Senior Vice President Mark Shriver and former Clinton White House spokesman Bob Weiner also participated in a special broadcast from the recent Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Cox addressed the Democratic Party platform while Shriver discussed his book, "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver." Lastly, Weiner touted the benefits of public service and federal workers.

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"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C., and online at It is also available to millions of iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 650,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees


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