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Prison Education Transforms Lives, Reduces Recidivism

Prison education and rehabilitation programs can provide practical skills, career and vocational skills, and critical thinking skills. They can help with mental and behavioral issues, and provide access to higher education courses; some achieve diplomas and degrees while incarcerated. These programs are vital to improving lives, especially since many prisoners come from poverty, do not have high school diplomas, and lack outside support networks. Read More »

Sentencing Reform and the Strange Case of Anthony Bascaro

Anthony "Tony" Bascaro is 80 years old and has been in prison for the past 34 years. Pretty much everyone – except for his daughter and granddaughter – has forgotten about him. If he lives long enough, he will be released in 2019. Read More »

Dear Tinny: A Prisoner’s Response to Letters from Other Prisoners

Prisoner re-entry comes in various forms, ideally long before prisoners actually release from prison. In a recent mail-call, examples of great re-entry strategies surfaced through the work of entrepreneurs ironing out routes to sustainable careers after release, while serving time. One is an author. The other is helping offenders resolve blemishes on their driving records. The Imprisoned Writer Reginald Amin ... Read More »

A Doctors Worst Nightmare

Is a doctor guilty if deceitful patients overdose on drugs and alcohol that were never prescribed? Read More »