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How ‘Attica University’ Could Reap Rewards for New Yorkers

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has sparked controversy after proposing to fund a college program for state prisoners that has demonstrated success at reducing recidivism. Read More »

Lifting the Veil: Prisology Sues Federal Bureau of Prisons for Freedom of Information Act Violations

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The Bureau of Prisons is a giant federal agency that has stymied Freedom of Information Act requests for years. Read More »

Transforming Lives on Both Sides of the Prison Walls

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The blind students and the inmate students have a symbiotic relationship of success and hope, Read More »

‘Commitment to Change’ College Scholarship for Federal Prisoners

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The scholarship covers tuition and books for one federal prisoner to take one course at the regionally accredited Adams State University. Read More »

Energize: The Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Technological Revolution

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Giving federal prisoners access to technology benefits not only the prisoners but their families, prison administrators, and the society into which the inmates will eventually be released. Read More »

Federal Prison Discipline: The Case of the Education Behind Bars Newsletter

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Held in solitary confinement for months for publishing an educational newsletter for inmates, I eventually had the guilty findings overturned, but not before much suffering. Read More »

UNICEF and National Dairy Month

UNICEF provided therapeutic milk in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Today, it's also being used to treat child malnutrition in South Sudan and Central African Republic.

National Dairy Month is also time to think about the importance of the milk that UNICEF provides in helping the famine-threatened countries. Read More »

A Life of Purpose Increases Longevity

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Health and longevity correlate with keeping busy and living a life of purpose. Read More »

Church Relationships Can Lead to Healing

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Recently, I read that there is scientific evidence that going to church weekly has health benefits – it can boost the immune system, decreases blood pressure, and may add as much as two or three years to your life. When I heard this, I was interested to find out what types of activities generated these results, because after attending church ... Read More »

Research Continues on Meditation’s Health Benefits

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No one wants to be in pain, and few like to talk about it. But I do want to write about what many are now finding to be one of the most effective pain medicines: meditation. Although there are many meditation studies and reports that indicate it’s helpful in alleviating pain, there isn’t yet sufficient evidence of its efficacy to ... Read More »