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The Victoria Advocate

Jessica Priest

8 April 2017

Victoria, Texas, United States

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“Two million people with mental illness are booked into jails every year.” Mental health courts, would take into accounts a person’s illness, rather than solely focusing on the crime.

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Tom Dallessio

31 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Lack of education was the downfall of one Philadelphia man who spent 36 years in prison, and education proved to be his redemption when he discovered he could do well in coursework. He got a college degree and helped...

Generocity

Tony Abraham

9 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Reentry Think Tank in Philadelphia brings a badly needed component to the world of services helping inmates reintegrate back into society: The experiences of actual former inmates. The nonprofit created fellowshi...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

7 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Most employers might not hire former inmates, but one grocery store in Philadelphia is looking to do just that. Brown Store’s Inc. has made it a company mission to hire people out of prison. Employment is an important...

Generocity

Tony Abraham

21 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Two, separate coalitions in Philadelphia, whose aim is to lower recidivism rates, joined into one. Aviva Tevah, the director of the coalition, will have to merge the vision and goals of the 80 plus members. “We set ne...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

14 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Pennsylvania, “500 men and about 10 women juvenile lifers who have been locked away for decades” will be released due to a recent Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional for judges to strike autom...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

24 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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“Female offenders are the largest-growing prison population.” Key to making sure women don’t return to prison are effective reentry programs like FREE, a program for female offenders. However, FREE isn’t like other pr...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

15 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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There is a growing consensus across political beliefs that there needs to be reductions in the number of people in prison because the monetary and societal cost is too great. This article explores the numerous initiat...

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Aaron Moselle

10 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A program launched in Philadelphia to help inmates reintegrate into the community has hit some stumbling blocks and the new executive director is turning to experts to help fix things: former inmates. She is convenin...

Christian Science Monitor

Nissa Rhee

24 December 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago plans to open a community court for young adult offenders that focuses on rehabilitative services and community support, giving them a chance to make reparations to victims and avoid a criminal record that ca...

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Emily Previti

5 December 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

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Rates of recidivism in Pennsylvania have dropped substantially in recent years. Part of this decrease is due to the efforts of the Union County Justice Bridge Housing Program, which assists ex-offenders with housing. ...

Christian Science Monitor

Ann Scott Tyson

28 November 2016

San Quentin, California, United States

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The USA has one of the highest rates of incarceration, and reoffending is a likely outcome after prison. 'The Last Mile' and similar programs are providing inmates with the opportunity to learn marketable skills and e...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

20 November 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia enacted a law in 2016 that allows for people convicted of minor crimes to get their records sealed by a court. In this article an employment lawyer who has worked for many years with people who have recor...

Jackson Free Press

Tim Summers, Jr.

9 November 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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If juveniles in the Hinds County youth-court system, whose families tend to have limited resources, cannot get sustained, meaningful help at the center, they do not have many other options. But, thanks to a lawsuit on...

Jackson Free Press

Arielle Dreher

5 October 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Mississippians who receive earned probation for crimes that do not carry a death sentence or involve deadly weapons will now have access to high-school equivalency education, alcohol and drug counseling, re-entry and ...

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Chavie Lieber

27 September 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Business clothes are expensive, and this can often be a barrier to low-income professionals. Dress for Success in New York City is a non-profit that collects second-hand business clothing and has high-end stylists on...

TakePart

Mark Obbie

19 September 2016

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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Oklahoma has the second highest incarceration rate in the country. Despite spending millions, the prison population in the state kept rising until Governor Fallin enrolled the state in the Justice Reinvestment Initiat...

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Brian Mockenhaupt

7 September 2016

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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The United States' incarcerated population makes up roughly 25% of the world's prisoners, but many are serving short terms and will be released back into society only to be asked to rebuild their life with little to n...

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Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

6 July 2016

California, United States

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Project Rebound will create an office where formerly incarcerated students can receive tutoring, counseling on academics and financial aid. Seven California State University campuses are busy this summer putting the f...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Programs run by the Volunteers of America and Ohio Means Jobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County focus on employment, not only as a workforce issue, but also as a way to keep young people out of trouble and lower youth violenc...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Volunteers of America's Face Forward 2 program offers a second chance to youth offenders by focusing on education and employment. Destyni Iverson believes the program potentially changed the trajectory of life. Sh...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Some local programs see youth employment as more than just a workforce development issue. They also view jobs as a way to offer stability to young people, especially those from Cleveland area communities with high vio...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gina Barton

14 May 2016

Montpelier, Vermont, United States

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Communities nationwide, including in Wisconsin, work to help ex-prisoners by surrounding them with supportive people. But in Vermont, a statewide network funded by the DOC makes it happen.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

31 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Facing job discrimination after years in and out of prison, a San Francisco man founded a company that employs public housing residents, regardless of their parole status, to sort trash from recyclables and compostabl...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

20 March 2016

Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

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Project Remand, a private nonprofit, was established in 1973 to identify high-risk offenders. Late in 2012, the nonprofit launched a pilot program for GPS monitoring of domestic violence defendants.

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