Category: community based alternatives

Jan 11

Editorial: A Blueprint for Reforming Missouri’s Broken Corrections System

St. Louis Post Dispatch Missouri’s leaders are doing taxpayers no favors by repeatedly delaying the fixes that the state’s corrections system so badly needs. The system is running at 105 percent of capacity and needs a significant economic investment to relieve the pressure. A comprehensive study says that if Missouri doesn’t invest now, two new …

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Jan 10

Missouri’s Incarceration Rate Highest for Women

Public News Service JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri is confronting a number of troubling trends in its criminal justice system, including an uptick in violent crime and crowded prisons – and research shows women are at the epicenter. Researchers at The Council of State Governments Justice Center, asked to study Missouri’s incarceration problem, are warning …

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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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