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Community-Based Prison Program: A Prison Daughter’s New Journey

Today, I celebrate my 48th birthday. It’s a bittersweet birthday because my mother is still a CDCR prison inmate. However, she’s been transferred to a new facility, a community-based prison program for women offenders. My mother is now in CCTRP, a community-based prison program that allows women to serve the remainder of their time outside Read More…

Sheila Jarboe-Lickteig, the owner of the Hand Up, checks in on former inmates in the dining room.
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Halfway Houses: Half-Baked Idea? Or Do They Really Work?

Halfway houses are options for inmates reintegrating society, but aren’t quite ready to return to their own lives. What’s their purpose? Do they really work? A few years ago, my brother moved in across the street from a halfway house. One chilly morning, he confided in me that he and his partner were somewhat concerned Read More…

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Probation & Parole: The Fix for a Costly Justice System?

In a political climate of tight budgets and steadily climbing costs, attention has turned to the prison system as an easy way to cut expenditures. This only makes sense, as according to one estimate by the Vera Institute of Justice in 2010, the average inmate cost was $87 a day back then. Many think parole and probation are Read More…

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Violent Convicts in Maryland Prisons Take Advantage of Early Release for Drug Treatment to Escape

Prison inmates in Maryland prisons are beginning to abuse a Maryland law which allows for early release for drug treatment. Approved by former Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. almost a decade ago, the law is aimed at allowing drug addicts serving prison time to temporarily leave prison and obtain drug treatment. But violent convicts Read More…

Mass incarceration leads to overcrowding and deplorable conditions in prisons and jails.
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New Statistics on the Decline of Mass Incarceration in the US

Reports show that high rates of incarceration do not help reduce crime. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, mass incarceration rates are down in the U.S. The increase in the incarcerated population in the United States has been a constant. With an increase that started four decades ago, it became a problem. Statistics on Mass Read More…

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Last Mile: Second Chances – XM’s New Show on Women’s Prison Reform

Last Mile: Second Chances is an exclusive new show that will air at 9.00 am ET on Sirius XM’s urban view channel 126. The show focuses on helping women transition from prison and start afresh. About the Host of Last Mile: Second Chances Topeka K. Sam justice reforms advocate will host the show. Topeka has served 3 Read More…

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Trump Develops ‘Bully Pulpit’ to Support After-Release Services to Fight Recidivism

Often, people leaving prisons after they’re released find life too difficult. This causes them to go back to their crime life and be arrested again (recidivism). Trump claims his Bully Pulpit will fix that. Donald Trump’s White House Deploys ‘Bully Pulpit’ President Trump deployed a bully pulpit which will help in turning released prisoners’ lives around. To Read More…

Trump's Prison Reform Is Cause for Locking Him Up and Throwing Away the Key.
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Trump Camp Killing Programs That Help Inmates Re-Enter Society (Video)

Recently, locked up inmates across the US switched on TVs to see politicians grill the Bureau of Prisons’ new chief Mark Inch about re-entry programs. Inch was appointed as the bureau’s barely three months ago under Trump administration, but he has done a lot in that short time. Many of Inch’s changes are hurting the Read More…

A New Way of Life: Susan Burton created the re-entry program for women who have spent decades in prisons.
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Women Are Creating New Purpose-Filled Lives After Their Prison Releases

Susan Burton is highly praised for opening her home up to strangers. She also provides other resources to offer safe healing environments for the women being released from prisons. She’s helping these ex-inmates create new purpose-filled lives. The Birth of Susan Burton’s New Purpose-Filled Life Very few people will be willing to welcome fresh ex-convicts Read More…