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Sylvia Ryerson

Sylvia Ryerson is an independent journalist and incoming PhD student in American Studies at Yale University.  She worked as a reporter in Letcher County, Kentucky, for five years, covering the regional prison system, and led the production of Calls from Home, a nationally recognized radio program broadcasting phone messages from family members to their loved ones incarcerated in rural Appalachia.

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Eastern Kentucky will soon get a fourth federal prison but remains as poor as ever. The region deserves better.

Judah Schept Sylvia Ryerson