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"Don't build new prisons!" Try building people instead.........

At the start of last week I had a chance to ride, from Houston to Dallas, with Bert Smith, the CEO of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program. 978 more words

The Entrepreneur Inside

The Big, New Bipartisan, Well-Funded Effort To Change The U.S. Criminal Justice System

New offices, new lobbyists, new money pour into a new national criminal justice effort — that features some of the most well-known names in progressive and libertarian politics.
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Our blog’s overall purpose is to bring simple yet necessary awareness and information about Virginia’s prison system to our readers. Our posts consists of introductory posts to the current system and informative reports of some of the many issues involving prison reform. 542 more words

Prison Overcrowding and Cost: Statistical overview and a possible solution for Virginia

Overcrowding of prisons in the United States has been an issue for the past 30 years. The United States accounts for 5% of the world’s population yet accounts for 25% of the world’s imprisoned population (1) Putting it into another ratio, that means that almost 1 out of every 33 American adults is in some type of correctional control (1). 518 more words

Conservatives Tout Criminal Justice Reform Efforts in States

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that conservative lawmakers are at the forefront of criminal justice reform across the country, touting both piecemeal and comprehensive efforts already in place in a handful of red states. 379 more words

Conservative Prison Reform And California

(Read it at Neon Tommy.)

Published July 7, 2013

In 1995, Newt Gingrich was the poster boy for American conservatism, and conservatives were ready to get serious about reining in the nation’s soaring  1,006 more words

"Mental Health is a Huge Issue" in Georgia Justice Strategies

Discussion about mental health and other substance abuse treatment alternatives was front and center Wednesday when criminal justice system officials addressed House and Senate joint appropriations lawmakers at the State Capitol.  837 more words