Corrections.com Reading To Break Recidivism Corrections.com Libert asserts FMBC breaks recidivism, citing statistics that show only 26% of members who participate in the Reentry Support Phase have been rearrested within a year.
Minister finds role in helping inmates Pittsburgh Post Gazette But her father was a teacher and a former administrator with the Pine-Richland School District and her mother an educator as well, so they knew the educational value of travel.
To truly revamp the criminal legal system and begin to address in any meaningful way the severe harm that the “War on Drugs” and mass incarceration have ravaged across disadvantaged communities, the United States needs to abandon its collective commitment to and fixation with punishment. As long as punishment is the underlying driving force of the criminal legal system, the state will continue to perpetuate inequality and harm.
Actor-director Tim Robbins and guitarist Wayne Kramer were among a handful of local cultural leaders to voice their support on Friday for programs that bring the arts to prisons and other correctional facilities around the country.
NPR 'Orange is the New Black' casts new light on women's prison Los Angeles Times My Russian sidekick, Red, who runs the prison kitchen; good old drug trafficking Alex (played by Laura Prepon), who I could always count on for a dry one-liner;...
Recent lawsuits and Justice Department investigations have uncovered grotesque abuses of mentally ill inmates at state and local prisons. Yet Washington refuses to investigate allegations of similar mistreatment at federal penitentiaries.
In September 1990 — two weeks after the wrongful conviction of three defendants in the rape of a jogger in New York City’s Central Park — another group of teens was involved in a crime that received similarly intense media focus and racist...
An important new report and accompanying press release issued by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) and the ACLU of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) finds that solitary confinement in New Mexico prisons and jails is both “overused” and understated.
Bowie woman finds new life calling: preventing incarceration Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online Janice Liggins (right) works with assistant Tiffany Lancaster in her home office in Mitchellville.
Innovation Through Open Doors TheAlternativePress.com This program aimed to reducing even further the city's unprecedented drop in incarcerations: since 2001 the city's incarceration rate has been reduced by 32 percent, even as the rest of the...
"Prisons were supposedly built to lock up those who might harm others and deter crime. Somewhere along the way we lost sight of those goals. Today, prison walls have become an impenetrable shroud that shields and perpetuates crimes against humanity. Those walls allow the rest of us to ignore the root causes of crime and save us from having to look at the mass destruction of human lives that our appetite for retribution and punishment have caused."
"They have been held in solitary confinement for at least 20 years, each in his own 8-by-10-foot windowless cell at the Pelican Bay supermax prison, with about a thousand others — half of whom have been there for more than a decade. They are allowed only about an hour of “recreation” each day, often in shackles, in a cement enclosure not much larger than their cell. "
About a month after a federal judge in Dallas sentenced a former state parole officer to prison time for taking bribes from a parolee, four more parole officers have been charged with similar crimes in Houston.
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