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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 organizations Southerners on New Ground and the Campaign to End Cash Bail came together to bail black mothers out of jail. With Mother's Day right around the corner, the goal was to free them from jail, until their court date, and...

source: WECT-TV

Two days before Christmas of 2013, Wiz Rouzard was at a stoplight when he noticed a homeless man begging for food on the side of the road. Feeling sympathy for the man, Rouzard stopped and rolled down his window. Cars behind him started honking, so the Las Vegas resident...

source: Las Vegas Sun

Major bail reforms in Cook County (Illinois) led to a decrease in the number of people held in jail, but the reforms did not increase violent crime, according to a report released by the office of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy...

source: WBEZ-FM

A contingent of law enforcement and Republican Nassau lawmakerd called for New York state lawmakers to amend the newly enacted state Bail Reform Law before the end of the legislative session in June. After the law goes into effect...

source: News 12 Long Island

State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon ruled in February that thousands of bail bond clients in Orleans Parish are entitled to refunds from bondsmen he contends illegally overcharged them for well over a...

source: The Advocate

In response to a new grassroots organization setting up tables in front of the New Hanover County Jail advocating to "bail out black mammas," District Attorney Ben David along with Chief Deputy for the New Hanover County Sheriff's...

source: Port City Daily


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