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Prisoner Rehabilitation

6 Bizarre Prisons Around The World

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 10.14.2013 | Weird News

Steel bars, harsh wardens, cinderblock beds, overcrowded cells and disgusting food. These are the popularized images of jail and for many, their exper...

Prison Becomes An Incubator For Startups

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and t...

Arrested NY Moms Stay With Kids Instead Of Jail

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 10.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Rosalia Silva came to New York from Mexico with the promise of a good job, her small child in tow. Instead, she was forced into prostituti...

Recycling Waste, Rebuilding Lives: Eliminating Poverty Through the Clean Economy

Kabira Stokes | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Kabira Stokes

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngThe notion of job creation as a solution to poverty reduction is nothing new. But what if we could create jobs that are not only sustainable but also help to sustain our planet?

Truth About Prison Phones

Clarissa Ramon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Clarissa Ramon

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngAs it stands today, the phone system within state prisons and immigration detention centers exploits one of the most vulnerable populations in the U.S. today.

Life After Death Row

Brad Rothschild | Posted 07.04.2012 | Crime
Brad Rothschild

Once released, exonerees rejoin a society that they aren't prepared for and don't know much about. Hardened by their years in jail, many find it difficult to re-connect with their families and jobs can be hard to come by.

Out Of Prison But Still Struggling

Posted 04.05.2012 | DC

By Anna Salinas Street Sense Freddie Smith was determined to stay free. Newly released from a prison sentence in D.C. in 2008, he had been in and ...

Staging Buddha

Lisa Harper Chang | Posted 05.29.2012 | Good News
Lisa Harper Chang

The actors were united by their profound life experiences, exploring art on view, acquiring theater and performance skills, and, most importantly, learning to trust each other and themselves.

Autobiography of Former Alcatraz Inmate Tells Interesting Story

Kate Kelly | Posted 01.02.2012 | Crime
Kate Kelly

Fifty-two years ago Robert Luke, Prisoner #118AZ, left Alcatraz for his first taste of life on the outside after more than a decade of trouble with the law.

Abolishing Juvenile Life Without Parole in California

Patricia Foulkrod | Posted 08.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Patricia Foulkrod

Over 2,500 prisoners are serving juvenile life without parole in America. They were convicted at age 15, 16, 17, 18 -- and they will die in prison regardless of how well they live their lives while incarcerated.

A Mother's Day Reminder

Grace Bauer | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Grace Bauer

Of my 24 years as a mother, seven have been stained by the reminder of a loss that never ends. I am the mother of a young man in prison, one of 2.4 million sons and daughters behind bars.

Inmates And Landscapes

Doug Demeo | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Doug Demeo

Prison has its own distinct landscape. While not all prisoners have been liberated from obsessive thinking or chronic negativity, neither have many of us who are not "locked up."

'No Priors' Hiring All-Too Common In Chicago

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A job advertisement posted on Chicago Craigslist last November by a temporary staffing company sought entry-level employees to work for two different ...