A Washington, D.C., inmate on Tuesday became the first incarcerated person in the city to win elected office.
Joel Caston, 44, won the race for advisory neighborhood commissioner of district 7F07 in southeast D.C., where he’ll oversee the Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter, new luxury apartments and D.C. Jail — where he is incarcerated.
D.C. Jail houses 1,400 male and female inmates, and the Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter serves up to 175 women a night.
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