Through the Guiding Rage Into Power program, these California inmates are taking accountability for their crimes. Their training includes understanding the violence they’ve committed in the context of trauma and traditional notions of manhood — and it might be the answer to the state’s recidivism problem.
Lawmakers are using "stranger danger" myths to keep almost a million Americans out of work and on the verge of homelessness.
Kamala Harris and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing to reduce recidivism and homelessness by helping ex-offenders find stable housing.
In recent months, the BOP has been fairly active in soliciting information for its analytic tools.
Almost 200,000 lose their driver’s licenses each year for non-driving violations.
Without these opportunities, the rate of recidivism is significantly higher.
Held twice a year at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, the Angola Prison Rodeo is one of Louisiana’s oldest, and most unique traditions. Each weekend in October, inmates compete in one of the wildest rodeos in the south, doing everything from wild cow milking, to bareback bull riding. The event sells out every year, with the proceeds going to fund the prison's highly innovative re-entry program - a program that helps prisoners prepare themselves with job and life skills they'll need once they leave prison.
• A 2012 study by Oxford University found that prisoners who participated in a 10-week yoga program experienced less stress
The program will provide five ex-offenders with jobs.
Twenty-five percent of the world's prison population is located in the United States, and most -- 98 percent -- of those
Because minority youth were more likely to still owe for juvenile justice system costs and any required restitution payments after their cases were ended, the research found a direct link between court-ordered financial obligations and increased racial disparity.
It's back to school across the U.S., which means it's time to fill out the lists of school supplies you're never quite sure your child really needs. This can mean an expensive influx of bills, but thankfully, a number of group have rallied to the aid of kids in need, which in turns helps quell the school-to-prison pipeline.
One of the most pressing issues with mass incarceration is the school-to-prison pipeline and the current education system. One of the most effective ways at reducing incarceration is ensuring that as many people as possible have access to quality education throughout their lives, beginning as early as possible.
As community organizations team up across the country to reduce crime, expand opportunity, and revitalize our neighborhoods, it is increasingly clear that a crucial part of that work is helping people returning from our prisons and jails make a successful transition back home.