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Expanding the Role of Public Defenders in Reentry: Improving Public Safety, Protecting the Rights of Formerly Incarcerated People

Ernie Lewis | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Ernie Lewis

Public defenders can and do play a critical role in helping people transitioning back to the community, when provided the opportunity and funding to do so.

What We Can Learn About Fitness From Ex-Cons

AJ Agrawal | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
AJ Agrawal

Before you can accomplish anything in the field of fitness, you must be able to turn your life around. You must make this commitment, and you must concentrate on this goal every single day. For prisoners, getting fit is a reflection of their desire to change.

How Do We Help People Like Clifford?

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

For Clifford, life on the streets in Chicago is hard. He's ready and willing to work, but options are hard to come by. How do we help people like Clifford get off the streets?

Would You Want Michael Vick as a Coworker?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eve Tahmincioglu

We're not big on giving ex-cons an employment chance, unless they're Michael Vick or Martha Stewart. The others get their resumes thrown in the trash if a manager finds out they have a record.