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Eric Holder Convening Group to Work on Reentry Issues

Eric Holder Convening Group to Work on Reentry Issues(2)

July 15, 2010

Following immediately below is a key excerpt from a July 13, 2010 speech by United States Attorney General Eric Holder, as presented before the Project Safe Neighborhood’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. While the speech spanned wide aspects of joint efforts to reduce violent crime, what was especially notable and welcome was Holder’s emphasis that […]

Eric Holder Convening Group to Work on Reentry Issues
Two Major Organizations Join Forces to Cut Recidivism

Two Major Organizations Join Forces to Cut Recidivism

On June 16th, 2010, Goodwill Industries and Prison Fellowship signed an agreement to collaborate on job training and mentoring services for ex-prisoners and at-risk youth, and to influence public policy initiatives. Goodwill® and Prison Fellowship will work together to engage their respective staff members nationwide and encourage local community partners — including businesses, social agencies, […]

Florida’s Private Prisons Short on Proof of Recidivism Cuts

Florida’s lawmakers privatized 6 of the state’s 62 prisons, both with hopes of saving taxpayers money and to reap a promised reduction in recidivicm rates, in comparison with public prisons. According to a just-released fiscal and policy report, over a decade of experience shows no firm evidence that the latter goal is being achieved. Over […]

Florida’s Cash-Register Justice Stalls Re-entry Success

Florida’s Cash-Register Justice Stalls Re-entry Success

Florida’s practice of financing its criminal justice system with fees from the indigent creates a vicious cycle of debt for ex-offenders that threatens their successful re-entry into society, according to a new Brennan Center report released on March 23, 2010. Since 1996, the study shows, the Sunshine state has added more than 20 new categories […]


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