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A collection of articles on the importance of rehabilitation and re-integration programs in reducing the recidivism rate.
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Working prisons helping to reduce reoffending - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Working prisons helping to reduce reoffending - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Working prisons helping to reduce reoffending Scoop.co.nz (press release) Corrections Minister Anne Tolley says that New Zealand's first three working prisons are making excellent progress in giving offenders structured education and skills...
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Fewer criminals jailed in Sweden despite rising crime - New Straits Times

Fewer criminals jailed in Sweden despite rising crime
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Another factor may be large state investments in rehabilitation and re-offending prevention programmes.
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A 38-year-old inmate at Norrtaelje Prison, who declined to give his name,  said that prisoners in Sweden have access to education and “a chance to start  over.”   

“It’s the first time I serve a sentence and I hope it’ll be the last,” he  told AFP.

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Implementing Restorative Justice in Prison Design - ArchDaily

Implementing Restorative Justice in Prison Design - ArchDaily | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Implementing Restorative Justice in Prison Design ArchDaily At the other end of the scale, Deanna VanBuren, a principle of FOURM Design Studio and a member of ADPSR herself, has championed 'restorative justice', an approach to incarceration and the...
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Hawke's Bay Prison's key focus is rehabilitation - New Zealand Herald

Hawke's Bay Prison's key focus is rehabilitation - New Zealand Herald | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Hawke's Bay Prison's key focus is rehabilitation New Zealand Herald Instead of a "lock them up and throw away the key" type of approach, prison manager George Massingham is actively encouraging rehabilitation and integration of the prisoners under...
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Preparing prisoners for a life beyond crime - Otago Daily Times

Preparing prisoners for a life beyond crime - Otago Daily Times | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
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Preparing prisoners for a life beyond crime
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Otago Corrections Facility senior case manager Stephanie Hoult (right) takes a prisoner through his rehabilitation and reintegration programme at the Milburn jail.
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Crackdown sees prisoner costs swell by $73 million - My Sunshine Coast (press release)

Crackdown sees prisoner costs swell by $73 million - My Sunshine Coast (press release) | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Crackdown sees prisoner costs swell by $73 million My Sunshine Coast (press release) The Newman Government's preference for mandatory sentences and its scrapping of successful diversionary and rehabilitation schemes has seen prisons approach...
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Local kids given bicycles refurbished by Centinela inmates during annual ... - Imperial Valley Press

Local kids given bicycles refurbished by Centinela inmates during annual ... - Imperial Valley Press | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
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The old debate: punish prisoners, or rehabilitate them? - Telegraph.co.uk

The old debate: punish prisoners, or rehabilitate them? - Telegraph.co.uk | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
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The old debate: punish prisoners, or rehabilitate them?
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Or should it let them wander from classroom to games room, preaching rehabilitation into society as its main aim?
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" In Austria’s Justizzentrum Leoben minimum security prison,   convicts live in one-bed cells which each come with a television set and en   suite. Halden prison in Norway has a two-bedroom house where inmates can   enjoy overnight visits from family members. Critics argue such systems can   only lead to unruly and dangerous behaviour, but surprisingly one of them   boasts the lowest reoffending rate in Europe. "

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A home for prisoners in the modern era - Southland Times

A home for prisoners in the modern era - Southland Times | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Southland Times A home for prisoners in the modern era Southland Times After visiting the high-security wing I am taken to the programmes unit where I speak with a prisoner and hear about programmes run at the prison, some of which include the...
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David Cameron is wrong: falling crime rates are not because of the "magnificent" police

David Cameron is wrong: falling crime rates are not because of the "magnificent" police | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Crime falls by nine per cent: but the government can't claim this as their victory.
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Possible reasons for falling crime stats in UK

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Repeat prisoner rate `too high' - Tasmania Examiner

Repeat prisoner rate `too high' - Tasmania Examiner | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Repeat prisoner rate `too high'
Tasmania Examiner
He said the Post Release Options Project, at Bethlehem House in Hobart, was a good example of a rehabilitation program that needed more money.
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Headline misrepresents the facts. Stats taken on one night compared with figures taken over an entire year. Actual rate lower than national average.

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Keep suspended sentences: Vic report - NEWS.com.au

Keep suspended sentences: Vic report - NEWS.com.au | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Keep suspended sentences: Vic report NEWS.com.au The report says Victoria's prisons are operating at 104 per cent capacity and it's questionable whether the new prison beds funded by the government will be able to meet the expected increase in...
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"The data tells us that serious incidents in the (prison) system are increasing - prisoner-prisoner assaults, prisoner-staff assaults, self-mutilations and self-harm in the system are on the increase, deaths in custody we know increased substantially last year, including suicides," she said at the launch.

"We also know that an overcrowded system has even less capacity to focus on rehabilitation."

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Prison rap project hopes to break cycle of reoffending - Herald Scotland

Prison rap project hopes to break cycle of reoffending - Herald Scotland | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
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Prison rap project hopes to break cycle of reoffending
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Prison bosses welcomed the rapper's input and said it was an important part of the rehabilitation process.
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Music - an important contribution to building self-esteem, confidence.

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Could prison gardening schemes be the key to rehabiliation? - Telegraph.co.uk

Could prison gardening schemes be the key to rehabiliation? - Telegraph.co.uk | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
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Could prison gardening schemes be the key to rehabiliation?
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The gardens at Dartmoor prison are the exemplar of a successful horticultural rehabilitation project.
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Rehabilitation Through Education: Advocating ... - Prison Education

Rehabilitation Through Education: Advocating ... - Prison Education | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Get the latest News related to prison education, inmate education, and correctional education and other related news on PrisonEducation.com News.
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Prison programs aim to reduce recidivism, give inmates job skills - The Morning Journal

Prison programs aim to reduce recidivism, give inmates job skills - The Morning Journal | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Chronicle-Telegram Prison programs aim to reduce recidivism, give inmates job skills The Morning Journal The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has developed a three-tier system that identifies prisoners who might benefit from Grafton...
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Alleged special treatment for child-sex offenders - 3News NZ

Alleged special treatment for child-sex offenders - 3News NZ | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Alleged special treatment for child-sex offenders
3News NZ
Family and friends of the residents were invited last November as part of the rehabilitation programme.
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Toby Eccles: Invest in social change | Video on TED.com

Here's a stat worth knowing: In the UK, 63% of men who finish short-term prison sentences are back inside within a year for another crime. Helping them stay outside involves job training, classes, therapy.
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Reentry program aims to keep released inmates out of prison - WLOX

Reentry program aims to keep released inmates out of prison - WLOX | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Reentry program aims to keep released inmates out of prison WLOX The proposed Reentry Council would work towards evaluating and providing prisoners with proper rehabilitation when they enter the prison system, and connecting them with resources...
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Some UK Prisoners Should Be Allowed Vote, Panel Says - Bloomberg

BBC News Some UK Prisoners Should Be Allowed Vote, Panel Says Bloomberg “A case has been made that enfranchisement might assist prisoner rehabilitation by providing an incentive to re-engage with society.” The government should introduce...
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EDITORIAL: Northampton County Prison rehabilitation program gets results - Lehighvalleylive.com

EDITORIAL: Northampton County Prison rehabilitation program gets results - Lehighvalleylive.com | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
EDITORIAL: Northampton County Prison rehabilitation program gets results Lehighvalleylive.com Northampton County Council voted last week to continue an alcohol rehabilitation program at Northampton County Prison at a cost of $3.8 million over five...
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This Prison Program Turns Inmates Into Entrepreneurs - Business Insider

This Prison Program Turns Inmates Into Entrepreneurs - Business Insider | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
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This Prison Program Turns Inmates Into Entrepreneurs
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They just knew that the current rehabilitation programs for inmates weren't effective.
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Norway prison crisis: state to be responsible for its cons, foreign prison a ... - The Voice of Russia

Norway prison crisis: state to be responsible for its cons, foreign prison a ... - The Voice of Russia | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
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Norway prison crisis: state to be responsible for its cons, foreign prison a ...
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"Prisons are a very expensive way of dealing with criminals. And there are numerous alternative schemes that can be used. And it makes good economic sense, as well as sense in terms of human rights and so on not to have so many people in prisons."

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Heavy justice - Sydney Morning Herald

Heavy justice - Sydney Morning Herald | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
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Heavy justice
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... is serving a four-year jail sentence, with two years non-parole.
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Changing the debate from "tough on crime" to “hospital beds versus prison beds, or classrooms versus courtrooms”.

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Inside out: why we need to bring students and prisoners together

Inside out: why we need to bring students and prisoners together | Rehabilitation vs incarceration | Scoop.it
Over the past 15 years, a criminal justice professor in Philadelphia named Lori Pompa has quietly grown an innovative education program that brings together university students to learn alongside prisoners…...
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"Rarely is it appreciated that the protection of the community is best served by promoting programs which contribute to a deeper engagement with the community on the part of prisoners. "

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