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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, […]

Teamwork Needed to Keep Ex-Prisoners Out for Life

Teamwork Needed to Keep Ex-Prisoners Out for Life

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 […]

Recidivism: Work-First Programs May Help

Recidivism: Work-First Programs May Help

SaSreFrom CITY JOURNAL By Kimberly Hendrickson Mayors Put Work First: Reentry programs for ex-prisoners show promise About 700,000 federal and state prisoners return home each year in America, and most soon commit more crimes. A 2002 Department of Justice study found that over 67 percent of released prisoners are rearrested within three years; about half, […]

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