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After Prisons: A Supervisory State? by James Kilgore After Prison? Freedom, Decarceration and Justice Disinvesment By William G. Martin and Joshua Price (eds.) Lexington 2016 Reviewed by James Kilgore, Daily Kos After Prisons? is a remarkable book for several reasons.  First of all, it remains strong from start to finish.  Every ...
Model Mental Health Care Diversion System Started by Miami Judge by David Reutter Thanks to the efforts of Florida Eleventh Circuit Court Judge Steve Leifman, Miami-Dade County is leading the way in how police and the courts deal with the mentally ill. As PLN has reported over the years, jails ...
Increased Access to Higher Education Programs for California Prisoners by Christopher Zoukis Some California prisoners, including those confined at the notorious Pelican Bay supermax, are enjoying access to higher education courses provided by the state’s community colleges. A 2014 law eliminated the requirement that all classes taught by community colleges ...
Hawaii Warden Subjected Female Prisoners to “Shame Therapy” by The head of the Kauai Community Correctional Center (KCCC) came under fire after admitting he had humiliated female prisoners by showing them sexually-oriented films in an attempt to administer “shame therapy.” Warden Neal Wagatsuma denied he had shown porno­graphy to the ...
State University of New York “Bans the Box” on Student Applications by On September 14, 2016, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York voted to “ban the box” from the school’s student application form. The move revised the university’s prior policy which required applicants to declare ...
Correctional Education as a Crime Control Program, Bazos and Hausman, 2004 Correctional Education as a Crime Control Program by Audrey Bazos and Jessica Hausman UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research Department of Policy Studies March, 2004 TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary 2 Introduction 3 Correctional Education 3 Incarceration ...
Community Cages - Profitizing community corrections and alternatives to incarceration, AFSC, 2016 COMMUNITY CAGES: Profitizing community corrections and alternatives to incarceration e h t f o t r a P l Treatment Indusetriax Compl 2tic #no series AUGUST 2016 COMMUNITY CAGES: Profitizing community corrections and alternatives to incarceration AUGUST 2016 ...
Publication • December 30, 2016
Community Integration for People with Disabilities - Key Principles, May 2014 Community Integration for People with Disabilities: Key Principles May 2014 General Principles  Individuals with disabilities should have the opportunity to live like people without disabilities. They should have the opportunity to be employed, have a place to call ...
Building Bridges - An Act to Reduce Recidivism by Improving Access to Benefits for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities upon Release from Incarceration, Bazelon Center, 2002 Building Bridges An Act to Reduce Recidivism by Improving Access to Benefits for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities upon Release from Incarceration MODEL LAW AND COMMENTARY ...
33 States Reform Criminal Justice Policies Through Justice Reinvestment, PEW, 2016 A fact sheet from Nov 2016 33 States Reform Criminal Justice Policies Through Justice Reinvestment Overview Since 2007, 33 states have reformed their sentencing and corrections policies through the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a public-private partnership that includes the U.S. ...
Report Finds Criminal Justice System Financially Overburdens Prisoners and Their Families by Christopher Zoukis The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a nonprofit focused on racial and economic policy, in conjunction with Forward Together and a dozen other community and civil rights organizations recently released a study which surveyed hardships ...
Cost of Incarceration Assessment Handcuff Poor Releasees by David Reutter The imposition of cost of incarceration fees upon released prisoners is a “permanent financial sentence” that overwhelms those trying to successfully integrate into society. Fees for room and board are authorized in at least 43 states.  “We’re seeing it all ...
Brazilian Prisoners Receive Mind-altering Drugs to Modify their Behavior by Derek Gilna In a controversial move, Brazilian prisoners convicted of murder and rape have been allowed to take a drug called dimethyltryptamine (DMT), in a drink known as Ayahuasca, as part of a spiritual rehabilitation program. Generally ingested in a ...
If the Risk is Low, Let Them Go by by Renee Feltz, The Indypendent Back in 1978, Mujahid Farid had already decided to turn his life around when he entered the New York prison system to begin a 15-year-to-life sentence for attempted murder of an NYPD officer.  Held in Rikers Island ...
Extended Sentence by The formerly incarcerated are facing crippling prison debt when they get out, and it needs to stop. By Larry Schwartztol and Abby Shafroth, Slate When David Silva returned in 2006 from serving 38 months in New Jersey state prison for offenses related to his substance abuse, he faced more than ...
Oregon Prison Parenting Program Dramatically Reduces Recidivism by Mark Wilson Oregon prisoners who complete a parenting program are significantly less likely to engage in criminal behavior and substance abuse after release, a long-term study found. More than half of America’s 2.3 million prisoners have children under the age of 18 ...
Video Visitation Companies Try to Stop In-Person Visitation at Texas Jails by Matthew Clarke In one of the latest attempts to squeeze money out of those least able to afford it, companies that specialize in providing phone and video visitation services to prisoners in Texas jails on a local monopolistic ...
Article • October 31, 2016
Peace Education Program Helps Prisoners Find Inner Peace by Matthew Clarke The Peace Education Program is an international non-religious effort by The Prem Rawat Foundation to help prisoners throughout the world discover inner peace and translate the inner peace into outward expressions of peace. Prem Rawat started the foundation in ...
Nearly 2% of U.S. Adults on Parole or Probation at Year-End 2013 by Matthew Clarke According to a statistical report released by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics in October 2014, there were nearly 4.8 million U.S. adults on some form of community supervision at the end ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Second Chance Pell Pilot Program Will Bring College to 12,000 Prisoners by On June 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced that 67 colleges and universities had been selected to offer courses to imprisoned students at over 100 federal and state prisons through the DOE’s recently-implemented Second Chance ...
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