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Publication • November 17, 2017
A Place to Call Home A Place to Call Home A Vision for Safe, Supportive and Affordable Housing for People with Justice System Involvement © 2017 Prisoner Reentry Institute John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York 524 West 59th Street, Suite 609BMW New York, NY 10019 ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: Release and Reentry
Eighth Circuit Vacates Supervised Release Order Barring Wife from Contact with Husband by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Cynthia Louis Hobbs was convicted, along with her husband, of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and sentenced to 56 months in prison and five years of supervised release. ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
DOJ Publishes Ten-step Program for Halfway House Reforms by Halfway houses, known as Residential Reentry Centers (RRCs), are the last stop for federal prisoners before they are released from the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). According to a recent U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) memorandum on the subject, the BOP “maintains ...
Article • August 29, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Re-entry Program for Federal Prisoners on Supervised Release Has Low Participation by The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is trying to beef up its Court-Assisted Re-entry Program (CARE), which is available to federal prisoners placed on supervised release after they serve their prison term. The program’s ...
Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Release and Reentry
United Kingdom: 80% of Prisoners Aspire to be Entrepreneurs, Opportunity Fund Helps by A May 2016 report from the Centre for Entrepreneurs found that 80% of prisoners in England and Wales are interested in starting their own business, as compared to about 40% of the general population. The report, “From ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Heroin Overdose Antidote Becoming More Widely Available, Including Behind Bars by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Just months after New York's prison system launched a heroin overdose prevention program by training prisoners to administer naloxone – an opioid overdose antidote also known as Narcan – Maryland made it easier to ...
Council of State Governments - Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project, 2002 police chiefs | consumers | pretrial service administrators | probation officials | state legislators | substance abuse providers | state corrections directors | judges | district attorneys | families | parole board members | county executives | public ...
Publication • June 6, 2017
Filed under: Voting, Release and Reentry
The Sentencing Project - Collateral Consequences, Testimony of ED Before US Commision on Civil Rights, 2017 Testimony of Marc Mauer Executive Director The Sentencing Project Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption and the Effects on Communities Before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights May 19, 2017 Thank you for ...
Article • June 5, 2017
‘Pimping Out’ Drug Addicts for Cash by Alfred Lubrano In Philadelphia, addicts have become a cash crop, used by some treatment centers and recovery houses to create a perpetual money churn. On the street, it's called "pimping out." By Alfred Lubrano Each day, through the streets of Kensington, Frankford, and ...
FAMM - Using Time to Reduce Crime, 2017 USING TIME TO REDUCE CRIME: Federal Prisoner Survey Results Show Ways to Reduce Recidivism By Kevin Ring and Molly Gill JUNE 2017 AUTHORS Kevin A. Ring President Families Against Mandatory Minimums Molly Gill Director of Federal Legislative Affairs Families Against Mandatory Minimums ...
American Friends Service Committee - Aging in Prison, 2017 Aging in prison A human rights problem we must fix Photo: Nikki Khan THE AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE Prison Watch Project Developed by Mary Ann Cool, Bonnie Kerness, Jehanne Henry, Jean Ross, Esq., AFSC student interns Kelsey Wimmershoff and Rachel Frome, ...
Fox v. Peters, OR, Complaint, Spinal Injury Release Plan, 2016 Case 6:16-cv-01602-MC Document 1 Filed 08/08/16 Page 1 of 7 Lynn S. Walsh, OSB #924955 email: walsh@europa.com 209 SW Oak Street Suite 400 Portland, Oregon 97204 Telephone: 503-790-2772 Facsimile: 503-227-6840 Attorney for Plaintiff UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT ...
Fox v Peters, OR, Order, Spinal Injury Release Plan, 2016 Case 6:16-cv-01602-MC Document 14 Filed 08/11/16 Page 1 of 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON STEVEN FOX, Case No. 6:16-cv-01602-MC Plaintiff, ORDER v. COLETTE PETERS, Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections, in her ...
Article • April 13, 2017
States Adopt Limited Collateral Consequence Reforms; More Needed for Meaningful Impact by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson Between 2009 and 2014, forty-one states and the District of Columbia enacted 155 laws - 93 in 2013 and 2014, alone - to ease the impact of some “collateral consequences of criminal convictions,” ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
The Financial Firm that Cornered the Market on Jails by Arun Gupta Thousands of arrestees a year are forced into get-out-of-jail-broke cards that are loaded up with deceptive fees. by Arun Gupta, The Nation A year and a half ago, after a grand jury declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Work, Release and Reentry
Study Examines Professional License Restrictions for Ex-offenders by Derek Gilna The National Employment Law Project (NELP) released a study in April 2016 that cataloged the thousands of state laws and regulations which restrict or bar people with criminal records from obtaining licenses needed to work in various professions. NELP cited ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Work, Release and Reentry
Ban the Box Movement Spreads to More States, Municipalities by An executive order issued by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe in April 2015 made it easier for people with criminal records to be considered for state jobs. The order was another victory for the “ban the box” movement, which seeks to ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Medicare Penalties Await Released Prisoners Who Apply After Age 65 by Derek Gilna Add potential penalties for late Medicare registration to the list of hurdles that prisoners must clear if they are released after their 65th birthday. Medicare regulations impose a penalty of 10% per year for each year of ...
Face-to-Face Family Visits Return to Some Jails by By Mindy Fetterman, Stateline The jailhouse scene from 2014 remains vivid in Rebecca Shlafer’s mind. A 3-year-old girl came to the Washington County Jail in Stillwater, Minnesota, to see her dad. “She ran down the hall, jumped up in a chair and ...
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