Programs for formerly incarcerated prison inmates that help them readjust to life outside the gates. These programs help fight recidivism while helping to transform ex-cons into positive forces within society.

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 […]

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 […]

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

If your loved one is scheduled to get out of prison soon, credit will soon become an issue. Help your incarcerated family and friends fix credit issues now, while they’re still locked up. Help Your Incarcerated Family and Friends Fix Credit Issues Not only will they want a car, or possibly need a home, but […]

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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 […]

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Overcrowding In Colorado Prisons Is Linked To Recidivism among Minority Communities

Failures in re-entry programs have been linked to higher recidivism rates among minority communities in Colorado. Higher recidivism on the other hand has led to prison overcrowding in the state. The solution to prison overcrowding is however found in reducing recidivism and also reducing mass incarceration. Several studies point to this fact, most especially as […]

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Indianapolis Inmate Creates Her Own Re-Entry Program That Helps the Local Community (Video)

Forty-four-year-old Vanessa Thompson has led other women prisoners to solve two problems with the same stroke in Indianapolis. She developed a re-entry program that enables released inmates to renovate abandoned houses with opportunities to also live in them. There are over 10,000 abandoned houses and lots in Indianapolis – yet housing problems send ex-convicts back […]

The North Charleston Police Department implemented Project S.T.A.N.D (Stop and Take A New Direction) aimed at fighting recidivism.
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Re-Entry Programs Needed to Reduce Recidivism & Overcrowding in Colorado Prisons

The Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) is working assiduously to depopulate its prisons. It is setting up a re-entry program that fights recidivism. This program is for prison inmates and those awaiting release back into the general society. The ultimate aim is to empower inmates for gainful employment right inside the prison facility before they are […]

Kevin is nervous about taking his first flight since his release from San Quentin State Prison. (OWN)
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Formerly Incarcerated People Face Serious Challenges Trying to Create Better Lives

Getting out of jail is, for most, a clean slate. It’s chance to start over, to do good, to become someone who makes a mark on society. But, formerly incarcerated people face some serious challenges starting new lives outside the prison gates. What they don’t know is while they are ready to move on in life, […]

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Mothers in Prisons: The Forgotten Victims of Their Crimes Struggle the Most

When it comes to women and their children, the bond is something that seems unbreakable, until prison walls come between what should always be a solid connection. And, that’s why these prison kids are known as the Forgotten Victims of Crime. Incarcerated Mom Doesn’t Always Equal Bad Mom Sometimes, good moms find themselves in situations […]

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Singapore Prison Inmates Become Fathers, Husbands and Sons Again On Open Visit Day

The Singapore Prison Service (SPS) has organized an open visit day for inmates at the Tanah Merah Prison. The event was a 4-hour program for prison inmates to reconnect with their friends and families. The main objective of the program was to heal broken relationships between inmates and families. Some of the Singapore Prison inmates even […]