By Jeremy Travis President, John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York Following is the main text of the Keynote Address by President Travis, kicking off the 2/4/2011 University Faculty Senate Conference on “Higher Education in the Prisons.” The thrust of his speech is clearly that public higher education can play an […]
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 […]
A recently released report prepared by American University, in conjunction with the Inter-American Drug Abuse Commission (CICAD), for the OAS’s April 21-23, 2010 Drug Summit in Lugo, Spain provides proof positive that activities by “drug courts” (DTC’s) in multiple countries effectively and dramatically appear to be reducing offender recidivism rates, while providing significant financial incentives […]
By Mark Earley President and CEO of Prison Fellowship, and former Attorney General of Virginia The vast majority of inmates, prison cells are not their permanent address. Most prisoners will serve their sentences and then return back into our communities. What kind of neighbors will they be? If current trends continue, over half of them […]
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