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Prison re-entry programs: A solution to the recidivism problem

Did you know that more than 75 percent of released prisoners are rearrested within five years? That's according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. With more than 1 million individuals in prison at the end of 2014, that's a huge number...

source: By Danielle Wegert
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The number of detainees testing positive for coronavirus at the Cook County Jail in Chicago skyrocketed over the weekend of March 28-29, leaving Sheriff Tom Dart grappling with a dilemma that runs against the very grain of a...

source: ABC News

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt told Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner in a letter that he is “deeply concerned” about people charged with violent felonies being released from jail during the coronavirus pandemic...

source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The use of a Risk Assessment Tool has been pushed for the last four years as the gold standard for bail reform. These tools were heralded as the antidote for reforming an alleged “broken” system. The bail industry and others have been skeptical of risk assessments...

source: Professional Bondsmen of Texas

As the epicenter of America’s coronavirus outbreak, Gotham has a lot on its plate. High among the city’s urgent headaches is the need to fix the Empire State’s misguided bail “reform,” passed last year. Sadly, the ­reform of the “reform”...

source: New York Post

As the new coronavirus continues to spread throughout Colorado, county jails have taken different approaches for how to mitigate the spread of the virus. But a Colorado coalition said the only way to protect those in...

source: Colorado Public Radio

John Mele is one of roughly 700 inmates who were released from county jails in New Jersey to address the growing novel coronavirus pandemic. But when he was handed two bus tickets and freed, he said he was frightened, not relieved. "I was scared to leave," Mele told CNN....

source: CNN via KCTV-TV


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