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…

Hair Design program at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Oregon
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Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep in Prison: Women’s Survival Depends on Self Care

Prisons were designed for male inmates. Rehabilitation programs for women prisoners often exist under an abuse of power in male-centered prison facilities. Women inmates need access to programs designed specifically to empower, not abuse. In the last twenty years, the population of inmates who are women has increased by 700%. There are currently over 220,000 Read More…

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Long-Term Solitary Confinement Is Now History in Colorado Prisons

Long-term solitary confinement is now a thing of the past in Colorado prisons. Such changes in cruel and unusual punishment practices are long overdue. Colorado Still Uses Short-Term Solitary Confinement This was revealed by officials of the Colorado Department of Corrections following a five-year effort for change. Rick Raemisch, executive director of the state’s department of 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…