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State of Emergency

Project Return | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Project Return

This past week saw record-breaking weather conditions in Nashville. The snow, ice and frigid temps caused Tennessee's governor to declare a State of Emergency, and our Mayor urged drivers to exercise extreme caution, or, better yet, stay home.

Restoring Dignity to Criminal Justice

Jim Liske | Posted 12.06.2014 | Crime
Jim Liske

Why should we care if more criminals are behind bars for longer sentences? As president of the nation's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, I've seen the downsides of mass incarceration up close.

Fatherhood Within Reach for Formerly Homeless Men

Harriet McDonald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

How do we encourage men to be true fathers to their children, especially in minority communities where poverty is most extreme, where hopelessness often trumps possibilities?

Have You Been to Prison Lately?

Project Return | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Project Return

Many of us who work in prisoner reentry, as soon as we heard the ruling, responded reflexively -- to Chief Justice Roberts or to no one in particular -- "Have you been to prison lately?"

Nonprofits and the Cost Benefit Solution

Harriet McDonald | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

In an era when states and the federal government are slashing spending, elected officials find it particularly difficult to even contemplate new investments in social services. But the truth is that they have seldom been needed more.

My Life as a Counselor

Project Return | Posted 04.26.2013 | Impact
Project Return

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAt Project Return we remind our clients that their lives are no longer on pause.

Sex Offenders: Recidivism, Re-Entry Policy and Facts

Paul Heroux | Posted 01.08.2012 | Crime
Paul Heroux

These statistics fly in the face of conventional wisdom but they are the facts: as a group, sex offenders have the lowest rate of recidivism of all the crime categories.

Laura Gottesdiener

Inside 30 Years Of California's Disastrous Punitive Prison Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.27.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK -- Since 1977, California’s prison system, one of the most punitive in the country, has been built on the belief that a man like Shawn Vasq...