PART I: Old vs. New
The Barnstable House of Corrections in Bourne is the newest jail built in Massachusetts. Inmates were
transfered to this new 'direct supervision' jail from the old Barnstable jail on October 4, 2004.
The Old Jail
Photo Gallery of New Jail
Sheriff Cummings on 'direct supervision'
PART II: Group Therapy
The women's RSAT (Residential Substance Abuse Treatment) program combines military discipline with
RSAT Photo Gallery
A Fine Line
Barbara doesn't like the military part of the program.
PART III: Prison Education
Roughly 50% of inmates sentenced to the Barnstable County jail did not graduate high school.
Education & Recidivism
Reported and produced by Elizabeth White
Broadcast May 2007