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Pennsylvania Pushes ‘Clean Slate Bill’: Reducing Recidivism with 2nd Chances

The Clean Slate Bill gives non-violent, low-level offenders 2nd chances. It seals the past criminal records of those who have earned the right to start new lives without criminal records. Legislation is moving forward with support for the new Clean Slate Bill. Pushed in Pennsylvania by Rep. Jordan Harris (D-PA), the bill gives non-violent, low-level 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…

Former inmate Terrance Coffie went on to obtain a Master's degree from NYU.
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Former Inmate Reveals: Walking Out of a Jail Cell Doesn’t Make a Prisoner Free

Former inmate Terrance Coffie has revealed that walking out of a jail cell is not the same as being completely free. The challenges that many released inmates face out in the streets alone make the security of jail cells more desirable than walking the streets free for some. Any slip or unintended violation can land Read More…

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People in Prisons Can Actually Work on Their Credit Now… While Still Inside

A good number of prisoners leave prison broke, which leads to recidivism or depression in some cases. Prisoners sometimes inherit debts fraudulently incurred on their credit card details while they were locked up. Legal fees spent in their defense also eats deep into the purse of prisoners and their family in some cases. Watching the Read More…

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Hamilton County’s TOWER Program Helps Reduce Recidivism

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office takes pride in its newest initiative aimed at reducing recidivism rates—the Transitioning Opportunities for Work, Education and Reality Program (TOWER).   TOWER is a five-week program that connects inmates with job training and employment opportunities. It provides inmates who are to be released within 180 days with opportunities for practical job Read More…