Category Archive: community based alternatives

Mar 18

Former criminal, now a politician, explains support for North Carolina’s ‘Ban the Box’ bill

Mar 08, 2017 Charles Evans was convicted of several felonies in the 1990s after he became addicted to drugs and started embezzling from his job. He’s now a Cumberland County Commissioner and a prominent supporter of a bill that, if passed, makes it easier for people with criminal records to get jobs. He says it …

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Mar 15

Community Centers To Implement Arkansas’s New Corrections Vision

KUAR/NPR By Sarah Whites-Koditschek They sit in rows, 150 closely shaven men in yellow uniforms and white identification badges, before opposing walls, in a cinder-block walled gymnasium. A selected group of four sit in plastic chairs forming a circle before their co-residents. Two stand up and shake hands, and the others say, “Squash it!” and …

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