Local officials study German prison system

 

LOWELL — Inmates getting job training as they serve prison sentences and mothers living with their infant children behind bars are among features of the German criminal justice system that caught the eye of several local officials who visited the country last month.District Attorney Marian Ryan, Rep. Sheila Harrington, D-Groton, and UTEC Executive Director Gregg Croteau were among over a dozen officials who visited as part of tour provided by the Columbia University Justice Lab.The chief justice of the Massachusetts