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Prison units designed to rehab most violent inmates gets overhaul

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons is making changes to the way it operates Special Management Units (SMU) at facilities across the nation, including the penitentiary located in Lewisburg. SMUs are special prisons designed to rehabilitate the most violent and disruptive inmates through a three-phase program. According to Dave Sprout, a paralegal at Lewisburg Prison Project, the changes are a step in the right direction in addressing some of the problems raised to awareness by the inmate advocacy group.

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