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Novelist Alex Valentine: California Lifer Oozes Talent

Lost Angels

Alex Valentine, a California lifer making the most of his life through writing and imagination. Read More »

Reentry Tool Kit: Reentry Technician Training and Classroom Management (Part 4 of 4)

Take A Load Off

Thousands of prisoners from all ranks and backgrounds attend classes and receive one-on-one assistance. Take a Load Off meticulously questions their plans for life after release as well as what they do inside. The ROC offers reliable support and peer encouragement. Read More »

Prisoner Reentry Tool Kit (Part 2 of 4)

Take a Load Off

The course educates and guides the student to gain a fundamental working knowledge about every aspect of creating and following a realistic release plan. Read More »

Opening Job Opportunities For People With Criminal Records

Ban the Box

As the prison reform movement picks up with changes in federal sentencing guidelines, more ex-offenders will transition to their communities looking for a job. Ban-The-Box is the best grassroots model today. Read More »

Email Services Bring News to Federal Inmates


A number of services provide federal inmates access to news and other information by email. Read More »

Governor Cuomo’s Cost-Saving Prescription for Safer Streets: Prisoner Education

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Providing college-level education to inmates has been shown to dramatically reduce recidivism and the cost to taxpayers of incarceration. 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


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

Interview: Christopher Zoukis, Co-Author of ‘The Directory of Federal Prisons’

Directory of Federal Prisons

"By merely writing and receiving letters, prisoners are exposed to the fresh air of healthy, non-prison influences. The importance of this cannot be overstated." Read More »

Book Marketing from Prison: How to Sell Books While Incarcerated

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Book marketing in the world outside of prison is fairly straightforward. The author writes a book, ideally has the foresight to build an author platform in the process, and then uses the platform and other tools to market their book once it is published. These other tools often consist of a snazzy website, writing commitments at relevant and visible publications, ... Read More »