Category: Department of Corrections

Pa. Banking on Program Providing Former Inmates with Financial Literacy

witf By Sarah Hoover Pennsylvania has a new idea to help lower recidivism rates. Two state agencies have launched a pilot program that teaches financial literacy to inmates at state prisons. The phrase “follow the money” has taken on new meaning for prisoners who take the course on credit and banking basics. The class, which …

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Adult Re-Entry Court Hopes to Keep People out of Jail

Pacific Daily News By Jerick Sablan The first participants in the Adult Reentry Court program are doing well on their path to stay out of jail. The nine participants appeared before Superior Court of Guam Presiding Judge Alberto Lamorena III for a hearing Friday. The program allows those who have been in and out of the court system …

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Wisconsin Assembly Approves Juvenile Prison Overhaul

Associated Press By Todd Richmond and Scott Bauer The state Assembly passed a sweeping bipartisan overhaul of Wisconsin’s juvenile justice system Wednesday, approving a bill that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills youth prison by 2021 and authorize $80 million in borrowing for new state and county youth facilities. Gov. Scott Walker supports the measure but …

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Apply Now: NIC’s Norval Morris Program on Corrections Innovation

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting nominations from important innovations in correctional practices or policies through its recently launched Norval Morris Program on Corrections Innovation (NMPCI). NMPCI is a new initiative that aims to identify, support, and celebrate important innovations in corrections practice and policy. Any state, local or federal corrections agency (e.g., a department …

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Pennsylvania Credit Unions Join with State in Program Aiming to Fight Inmate Recidivism

CU Today By CU Today Staff Credit unions joined with private partners and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to announce a new partnership aimed at reducing recidivism among those convicted of crimes through a financial literacy program. During the press conference yesterday at the headquarters of Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, Gov. Tom Wolf, along with …

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