Abiodun Henderson's "Gangstas to Growers" program gives young people the opportunity to learn valuable skills through urban farming.
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 of a 10-day Vipassana meditation (an ancient technique originating in India) program at an Alabama maximum
The program will provide five ex-offenders with jobs.