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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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Heather Ann Thompson, a Pulitzer prize-winning author and University of Michigan professor, discussed the relationship between pandemics and prisons in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual event. The...

source: The Harvard Crimson

They were accused of crimes ranging from molesting children to public lewdness. Under California state law, all were supposed to serve at least six months in jail for violating terms of their parole by evading electronic...

source: CNN via KMOV-TV

Isaac McClendon had 24 hours to come up with $300. He had just been released from a St. Louis jail after being charged with resisting arrest and criminal action on the condition he wear an electronic ankle monitor. And while McClendon was now free, there was one problem...

source: Law 360

In Ohio, a key issue in criminal justice reform has focused on bail. Most agree that some level of bail reform is needed, but viewpoints from all sides of the criminal justice system need to be considered before making a final determination. ...

source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Housing for those who are homeless. Criminal justice reform. Addressing the digital divide for schoolchildren in rural areas. Propelled by the urgency of the coronavirus crisis, and despite severe economic headwinds, liberal Californians see this moment as an opening to...

source: The New York Times

The criminal justice system has changed how it operates because of COVID-19. To prevent the spread of the virus, dozens of inmates have been released from county jails. Those include inmates with medical conditions and those who are low-risk offenders. Those people would...

source: WPSD-TV


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