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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 Read More…

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 Read More…

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, Read More…

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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SCI Camp Hill Inmate Found Dead Sunday Morning from Apparent Medical Condition

Officials with the Vermont Department of Corrections say that an inmate at SCI Camp Hill prison facility in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, was found dead early Sunday morning from a medical condition. Roger Brown, 68, appears to have died as a result of an ongoing medical condition, but officials would not comment on what that condition Read More…

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Defy Ventures “Shark Tank”-Style Pitch Competition, New York State Winner

In a room filled with twenty-five high-powered executives, Robert Cassato gave his 3-minute pitch confidently and smoothly from the stage, north of Manhattan for the Defy Ventures competition. Cassato 44, explained his discovery in the area of Homebody Fitness during the recent Defy Ventures’ “Shark Tank”-style pitch competition event. Defy Ventures is an organization that Read More…

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New Docu-Series ‘Released’ Explores Challenges of Life After Incarceration

The concept was familiar and yet weird for many in the most recent episode of “Released”– seeing a black man leave the prison after long period of incarceration meet his family and friends before going on to face his new life. This entire episode was captured by a waiting camera crew for the television. It Read More…

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Noting That Addiction Is A Disease, Should We Jail Those Who Relapse?

Court warned Julie Eldred from using drugs while she was still on probation wondering if she would relapse. But In less than 2-weeks later, examinations found that she’s been using powerful opioid fentanyl. Eldred has critical severe substance use disorder. After testing positive, Eldred spent the next 10-days in jail, Massachusetts until her attorney found Read More…

Released is the ex-prisoner series by Shaka Senghor. It features the story of ex-inmate Shaka Senghor.
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Oprah Explains How Ex-Prisoner Series ‘Released’ Will Affect Ex-Convicts’ Lives

Oprah Winfrey is a bookworm. And her love for reading books has landed her on an ex-prisoner series by Shaka Senghor known as “Released.” The owner of OWN spent almost a year reading Shaka Senghor’s book: Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison.   Senghor’s story touched Oprah so deep that Read More…