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Rikha Sharma Rani

31 August 2017

Auckland, New Zealand

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The privatized prison system is largely skewed against inmates, as most are funded based on the number of individuals incarcerated, creating a disincentive to invest in the rehabilitation and comprehensive treatment o...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M Torralva

22 April 2017

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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Judge Inna Klein and probation officers from The Community Supervision and Corrections Department are bringing domestic violence reform to Nueces County. By taking more aggressive approaches toward supervision and acc...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

14 February 2017

Texas, United States

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In Texas, Mass-Incarceration is becoming a surprising hub of bi-partisan reform. By finding common ground, and brainstorming new solutions and alternatives to mass incarceration, the state has seen a drop in incarcera...

Detroit Free Press

Matt Helms

16 December 2016

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Safe Streets, a program run by the city’s Health Department, has lowered fatal shootings in Baltimore’s neighbourhood of Park Heights by hiring local ex-cons to defuse volatile situations before guns are drawn.

The Montana Standard

Kathleen J. Bryan

13 December 2016

Montana, United States

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Montana saw the rise of child abuse and neglect cases due to parental substance abuse, particularly with those using methamphetamine. Family drug courts are reversing this trend due to a more holistic approach strivin...

The PEW Charitable Trusts

Rebecca Beitsch

21 July 2016

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Victims’ families of heinous crimes may never receive emotionally-satisfying justice; likewise, those committing the acts may never understand the gravity of what they have done. Over thirty states in the U.S. offer r...

The PEW Charitable Trusts

Rebecca Beitsch

20 July 2016

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The penal system and imprisonment does not always help offenders accept responsibility for their actions. Some states in the U.S. turned to restorative justice, in which offenders and victims can work out a plan to re...

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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...

The Marshall Project

Maurice Chammah

29 June 2016

Toledo, Ohio, United States

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"A social secretary for people who have been deprived of the forms of communication that are now ubiquitous almost everywhere except for prisons," Renea Royster is part of a network of organizations (including Pigeonl...

The New York Times

Mark Obbie

25 June 2016

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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One of the hardest parts of being in prison is not knowing what to do when you get out. By pitching ex-cons as good for business, the Eastern District of Missouri’s prison-to-work program has become a model for inmate...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ashley Luthern

18 June 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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A law-enforcement strategy known as the "focused deterrence" approach involves identifying people most at risk to commit or to be victimized by crime — often the same individuals — and hosts meetings where they are of...

The Seattle Times

Daniel Beekman

13 June 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The second part in a series of stories about Seattle's response to their homeless crisis. Here, officials look to the example of Houston to create housing options for homeless veterans and former convicts.

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

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...

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

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...

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

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...

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

Brie Zeltner

7 June 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Victims of violence that end up in the emergency room can return within two years with more injuries because of retaliation efforts. Philadelphia’s Healing Hurt People is a hospital-based violence intervention program...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gina Barton

5 June 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Job training is an invaluable resource to prisoners who may not have any other resources for such a thing. A new job center, established with a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, aims to assist 1,000 Mi...

The Marshall Project

Simone Weichselbaum

2 June 2016

Gig Harbor, Washington, United States

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In the United States, the incarcerated feel like they have no voices and their mistakes that led them to jail go unacknowledged. A documentary film spotlights the IF Project, a writing program that encourages female i...

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.

Jackson Free Press

Donna Ladd

4 May 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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In poor, crime-infected neighborhood with limited opportunities, where interactions with law enforcement are often toxic and punitive, and distrust on both sides is rampant. An integrated strategy is at the core of th...

CitizenMatters.in

Akshatha M

12 April 2016

Bengaluru, Bangalore, India

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Rehabilitation is key for newly released prisoners, to avoid social stigma and financial problems. Providing skill development programs, mental health counseling and financial assistance are just some of the ways that...

BBC

Nick Beake

31 March 2016

London, United Kingdom

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A new approach to youth justice in southeast Spain is turning lives around through agricultural labor and special education.

The Plain Dealer (cleveland.com)

John Caniglia

24 March 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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New Haven's Project Longevity offers a comprehensive program to curb gang violence. Yale University researchers say it has helped reduce the number of gang-related shootings in the city.

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Rob Waters

10 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Five Keys Charter School, established in 2003, works in various California prisons to provide education and job training to inmates. Since its founding, Five Keys has awarded 684 high school diplomas to inmates in cus...

WAMU

Matthew S. Schwartz

25 February 2016

Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

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aying at-risk people to stay out of trouble is the most controversial part of a new D.C. crime bill that also proposes counseling and other services to prevent repeat offenses. But a similar program — minus the money ...

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