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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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Pretrial release of inmates accused of non-violent offenses won approval from the Rutherford County (Tennessee) Commission despite objections from bondsmen. "I believe unsecured pretrial release is unlawful, unlikely to succeed, unsafe...

source: Daily News Journal

A judicial committee of Superior Court judges is considering a move that proponents say will make it easier for low-income defendants with minimal bonds to remain free while their criminal court cases proceed. But bondsmen, who stand...

source: The Middletown Press

A Los Angeles-based bail reform group is coming to Cleveland to free Cuyahoga County jail inmates who can't afford even low bond amounts. The nonprofit Bail Project, established in 2017 and now operating in about a dozen communities, aims to combat mass incarceration by...

source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Getting tough on crime. It's a tired old phrase that oversimplifies a complex problem. But getting tough on crime is exactly what Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the legislature are doing — and should be doing. Alaskans have been...

source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The ACLU of Indiana released a new report that aims to combat jail overcrowding in the state. The organization says if Indiana follows the guidelines, 13,000 fewer people would be in Indiana jails by 2025. That would amount...

source: WTHI-TV

Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure that could ease the number of people in local jails and state prisons. The bill would eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for some nonviolent offenses. It also would bar people from being put back in jail for not paying the costs...

source: The Associated Press via News Tribune

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