Barbara Dennis: Eyewitness to Abuse at Holding Center

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Thirty years ago, Barbara Dennis was the first African-American woman to be hired as an infirmary nurse at the Erie County Holding Center. She is also the founder of Mothers of Those in Crisis (MOTIC), a family advocacy group dedicated to helping others deal with the pain, sorrow, destruction, and devastation of losing a family member to the criminal justice system. She describes one experience she had while working as a nurse at the facility.

tags: erie county holding center crime
credits: Buck Quigly
posted on 12/17/2009

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