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Alisa Roth

2 June 2015

Rochester, New York, United States

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Like the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams that help seriously mentally ill people avoid costly long-term hospital stays, Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) teams try to help the same population avo...

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Spencer Parts

30 April 2015

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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The Petey Greene program, which has students tutor prison inmates, is helping to create positive impact and change in the lives of both the university student tutors and the inmates they mentor. It provides prisoners ...

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Hope Miller

23 April 2015

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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Therapeutic courts like the Anchorage Wellness Court were born out of a desire to reduce recidivism rates and deflate ballooning prison populations. For many, they have become the answer to breaking the cycle of crimi...

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Peter Geoghegan

6 April 2015

Glasgow, Scotland

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Ten years ago, Glasgow was western Europe’s murder capital. But the Violence Reduction Unit, an offshoot of the police force, invented an offender rehabilitation strategy – borrowed from anti-gang violence initiatives...

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Jessica Benko

26 March 2015

Halden, Norway

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The goal of the Norwegian penal system is to get inmates out of it. The country's Halden prison offers humane treatment, trying to help inmates as much as possible rather than punish them.

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Graeme Wood

3 March 2015

Colorado, United States

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In prison, most inmates are alienated from social practices and can be a tax burden for the states. The Colorado Correctional Industries is a program that positions inmates in different forms of labor such as making s...

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Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

25 February 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A Department of Justice study reported that about 75 percent of those released in 2005 were rearrested, and women prisoners often have a harder time re-entering society after release. A New Way of Life (ANWOL) is a Lo...

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Adriene Hill

23 February 2015

Sheridan, Wyoming, United States

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A new juvenile justice center in Wyoming begins the movement to bring greater technological advancements to the education of the girls living there. The Wyoming Girls' School provides them with the state of the art to...

The Arizona Republic

Megan Cassidy

27 January 2015

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Assertive community treatment teams working through outreach-centered programs in Maricopa County have become an industry standard for treating those with persistent and severe mental illnesses who have recently been ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

16 January 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Crime is a result of many underlying social issues, but Crime Lab, a research organization with branches in New York and Chicago, is studying which simple solutions will have the most impact in their city. Cost-effect...

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Britton Nagy

11 September 2014

Oslo, Norway

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Many prison systems around the world are focused on retribution rather than rehabilitation. With the lowest recidivism rates in the world, Bastøy Prison of Norway is committed to developing positive members of society...

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Liz Goodwin

30 June 2014

New York, New York, United States

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U.S. courts are offering war veterans who face jail time the choice of rehabilitation. This helps them adjust to civilian life and reduces repeat offences.

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April Dembosky

30 April 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Health insurance sign-ups made available to all inmates at the San Francisco county jail, partnered with guidance from a clinic once they are on the outside, allows them to receive better care upon release, and may he...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

26 April 2014

Jonesboro, Georgia, United States

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The deeper kids get into the court system, the more likely they are to get into bigger trouble - instead of being scared straight, they end up on what researchers call the school-to-prison pipeline. Courts in Clayton ...

Fayetteville Observer

Greg Barnes

22 December 2013

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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The use of a gun in a violent crime can carry a penalty of 30 years or more in prison. High Point, NC, has been using call-ins for 16 years - a carrot-and-stick approach aimed at reducing violent crime and drugs in th...

New York Daily News

Oren Yaniv

12 November 2013

New York, New York, United States

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Jailing convicted criminals has shown that it neither changes illegal behavior, nor reduces the rate of re-incarceration. Brooklyn’s Red Hood Community Justice Center has given many guilty defendants of minor crimes t...

The New York Times

The New York Times Editorial Board

7 November 2013

Germany

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American corrections officials look overseas for a better approach to creating a system geared toward social reintegration rather than punishment alone.

The Times-Picayune

Jonathan Tilove

20 May 2012

Huntsville, Texas, United States

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Due to the cost of building new prisons and the cost per inmate, Texas has implemented a new model that encourages judges to send parolees to treatment programs rather than back to prison when they misstep. Texas is s...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 March 2012

New York, New York, United States

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Most programs to cut recidivism don’t significantly reduce rates of repeated arrests or incarceration, but one called the Center for Employment Opportunities that started in New York City is making a dramatic dent. Th...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 October 2011

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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For first-time youth criminal offenders, the traditional American jury falls short in encouraging behavioral change and may even set the juvenile on a course for repeated crimes. Washington, DC’s Youth Court is a jury...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

9 June 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Many offenders get out of jail owing hundreds or thousands of dollars in court and parole fees but face barriers to financing and job acquisition, sticking them in a punitive, vicious cycle of debt and arrest. A progr...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

6 June 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Felons get out of jail owing hundreds or thousands of dollars in court and parole fees, acting as an often insurmountable barrier preventing them from reintegrating into society and staying out of jail. What's worse, ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

21 January 2011

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The prison system is designed to fail - and it does. On the positive side, there are programs all over the country that recognize that helping prisoners remake their lives is both humane and cost-effective.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 January 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Newly released prisoners often return to crime from lack of effective re-introduction programs. The Fortune Society in New York is a group home which offers resources and positive peer pressure to the ex-prisoners as ...

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