Local Sheriff Part Of Group Pushing For National Prison Reform

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Two former Boston Police commissioners have joined a drive to reduce the number of people in prison nationwide. William Bratton is the current New York Police commissioner and Kathleen O'Toole is now chief of the Seattle Police Department.

They're among 130 law enforcement officials who have formed a new group to push for reforms.

Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is the only active member of Massachusetts law enforcement in the group. He joined WBUR's All Things Considered from Washington, D.C., where the group is launching its campaign.

This segment aired on October 21, 2015.

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