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A Vibrant City and Its Ex-Incarcerated Population

Project Return | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Project Return

Nashville, like many American metropolises, turned its back on its river for years. Never mind that it was an inextricable part of the physical Nashville make-up, and that it would never leave us. But a fundamental shift occurred. A 180-degree turn, to be specific.

The One Percent

Joe Sestak | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Joe Sestak

Today, I am commemorating Armed Forces Day inside Pennsylvania's Graterford Penitentiary with the veterans our nation left behind. It's the 25th anni...

Ryan J. Reilly

'You Would've Been My Boys': Eric Holder Highlights Philly Reentry Program | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- It's Juan Sanchez's first day in reentry court. Indicted when President Bill Clinton was still in office, he was sentenced to 15 years...

Breaking Good

Project Return | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Project Return

Walter White has his formula; we have ours. At Project Return, our primary focus is on employment, because acquiring a job is known to be the best way for a person getting out of prison to break good.

The New Assault on Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

Marc Mauer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Marc Mauer

If policymakers are not moved by hungry children and unfair consequences for communities of color, they should at least be persuaded by this: Bans on public benefits for formerly incarcerated individuals are counterproductive.

Richmond Woman Turns Life Around Through Boaz and Ruth Training Program

Boaz and Ruth | Posted 02.01.2013 | Impact
Boaz and Ruth

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifOne of Donna's most challenging obstacles was tackling the medical bills she gained while fighting cancer -- a list of debts over 25 pages long.

EEOC issues new Policy Guidance on the Consideration of Criminal Records in Employment Decisions

Glenn E. Martin | Posted 07.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Glenn E. Martin

The mass incarceration of minority communities, and the resulting mass reentry and lifetime collateral consequences have created the "perfect storm" to ensure that criminal record based employment discrimination serves as a surrogate for race-based discrimination.

Giving Women a Second Chance

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 01.10.2013 | Women
Arcelia Hurtado

When I met M she had schizophrenia, a drug addiction, breast cancer, and had been hospitalized twice as a victim of domestic violence. There is no way M could have overcome this without help.

Announcing the 2011 Service and Conservation Corpsmembers of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Each year The Corps Network honors Service and Conservation Corpsmembers whose accomplishments and personal stories exemplify the positive role that C...

Prison Overcrowding: A Far Greater Threat to Public Safety than Early Release

John Maki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Maki

Research shows that when low-level non-violent offenders are incarcerated instead of given supervised release, they are more likely to commit new crimes once they get out of prison.

Homes, Not Jails or Prison, Are What's Needed for People With Mental Illnesses

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

A recent study issued by the National Sheriff's Association and the Treatment Advocacy Center describes the shocking fact that there are now three times more mentally ill persons in American jails and prisons than there are in hospitals.

Mass Incarceration: A Destroyer of People of Color and Their Communities

Jamaal Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamaal Bell

Instead of having our Drug Czar focus on addiction recovery and prevention programs, how about changing the policy of our racialized criminal justice system?

From Prison Greens to Green Jobs

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anthony Papa

Last week a unique program was launched by the Osborne Association's Green Career Center to help former prisoners who want to become productive citizens find green jobs.

Creating a 40-Hour Work Week for Prisoners

Lanae Erickson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanae Erickson

Efforts to balance state budgets are resulting in the premature release of prisoners. But little is being done to ensure that those who are released don't end up right back where they started, in prison.