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November 8, 2019

The First Year After Leaving Prison is Harder for Hispanics

"The first 72 hours after being released are crucial. Having counted down the days with scratches on a cell wall, that longed-for moment is a dream that can vanish in just three days. More than ten studies and...

October 24, 2019

The Probation Trap

Samantha Melamed and Dylan Purcell - October 24, 2019

Pennsylvania has one of the nation's highest rates of supervision, driven by unusual laws that leave judges unchecked. But many people fail, ending up in jail or in a cycle of ever more probati...

September 18, 2019

These Dogs Get Second Chances. Just Like Their Caretakers.

A stray dog started Norberto “Rob” Rosa on his path to recovery.

Mr. Rosa had begun using drugs at age 9. He was labeled a career criminal by 16. “I remember the judge telling me that there was no rehabilitation...

September 4, 2019

DAO Launches One Stop Job & Resource Hub Bringing Together Employers & Services

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner on Wednesday announced the creation of the One Stop Job and Resource Hub (The Hub) to provide Philadelphians with access to employers, trauma...

August 26, 2019

Arrest, Release, Repeat:

How Police and Jails Are Misused to Respond to Social Problems

"Police and jails are supposed to promote public safety. Increasingly, however, law enforcement is called upon to respond punitively to medical and economic problems unrelated to publ...

August 16, 2019

Letting People Leave Jail with Their Money and ID Should Be an Easy Fix

Inquirer Editorial Board - August 16, 2019

The move toward criminal justice reform in recent years has shed light on the darkest corners of our jails and prisons, such as solitary confinement and cas...

August 8, 2019

Parole Reforms Rely on Families and Communities of Returning Citizens to Pick Up Responsibility for Care and Supervision

Vanessa A Masarro - May 2, 2019

The last decade has seen a leveling off of prison populations in the United States. Professor Vanessa A. Massaro write...

August 5, 2019

RAND Corporation Releases Collaborative Study Done Alongside Returning Citizens

Peter Mendel - RAND Corporation Study

Individuals returning to the community from jail often face difficulties accessing the varied health, social, and other services required to improve reen...

August 5, 2019

"More than 620,000 people are released from federal and state prisons each year and return to their communities. This substantial number is nearly equivalent to the population of Boston annually. While these and other individuals have already served their prison or jai...

July 30, 2019

This grant program is inviting proposals from state and local government agencies or federally recognized tribal entities to serve as model sites of probation and/or parole (community corrections) partnerships with law enforcement and/or prosecuting agencies to reduce...

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