Friday , May 25 2018

Crime

Texas Could Shape Trump’s Proposals to Reform Federal Prisons

President Trump is pictured in front of the American flag during the 2018 State of the Union Address

Texas's reforms, including diversion programs for low-level drug offenders, increased attention to rehabilitation and work readiness, and other “second chance” measures, reduced recidivism and the incarceration rate. The federal Justice Department should take notice.

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Will Early Education Funding Reduce Future Crime?

the blue and red logo for Fight Crime Invest in Kids is pictured.

While policy changes and a move away from for-profit prison systems will go a long way in aligning America’s prisons with those of more progressive countries, education remains a key driver in preventing citizens from going to jail in the first place, in becoming more attractive prospects for hire, and in reducing recidivism.

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Incarceration of Women on the Rise

The care of a family should not be a solo venture that falls on one woman's shoulders. In the best of circumstances, it should be shared among immediate and extended family and the greater community. If the burden were lightened and shared, the result might be that we'd see fewer women – and men – behind bars.

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Immigration Report: More Than 1 in 5 DOJ Prisoners Foreign-Born, Vast Majority Here Illegally

Setting the stage for a likely fight in Congress next year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pointed to the report’s figures as showing U.S. citizens were “being victimized by illegal aliens who commit crimes,” especially drug-related offenses.

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