Category: face to face

WATCH: Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson Meets Face to Face with Client at Newly Opened Crisis Stabilization Unit

By CSG Justice Center Staff Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas became the latest governor to participate in Face to Face (#MeetFacetoFace), an initiative that encourages policymakers to connect with people closest to the correctional system. He joins 13 other governors—7 Republicans and 6 Democrats—as participants of the initiative, which is sponsored by the National Reentry Resource Center …

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WATCH: Gov. Malloy Leads Connecticut Policymakers on Face to Face Visit at the Cheshire Correctional Institution

By CSG Justice Center Staff After 24 visits to Connecticut prisons, Gov. Dannel Malloy decided it was time others got to see what he’d seen. “After the experiences I’ve had,” Malloy said, “we just got to thinking that it would be good to have people experience it for a day.” The governor’s conversations with people …

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WATCH: Nebraska Gov. Ricketts Connects Face to Face with Corrections Officers and Reentry Program Participants

By CSG Justice Center Staff Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nevada became the latest elected official to join the Face to Face initiative (#MeetFacetoFace) by visiting the maximum-security Tecumseh State Correctional Institution in February 2018. Since the initiative’s launch late last year, a bipartisan group of 13 governors—7 Republicans, 6 Democrats—have participated in Face to Face …

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Gov. Reynolds of Iowa Meets Face to Face with Incarcerated People at Maximum Security Facility

By CSG Justice Center Staff Joining the growing list of governors and elected officials who have joined the Face to Face initiative (#MeetFacetoFace), Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds recently visited the maximum security Anamosa State Penitentiary. During their visit, Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg met with people incarcerated in the facility who are participating in Iowa’s largest apprenticeship program. The pair also led …

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End “Stovepipe Approach” to Public Safety, State Officials Told

The Crime Report By Ted Guest To many Americans, “criminal justice reform” means addressing two prominent challenges: reining in abusive police officers or cutting prison populations. This week, the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the Association of State Correctional Administrators brought teams from all 50 states to Washington, D.C., to underline the fact that reform means much …

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Editorial: Getting up Close with the Criminal Justice System

The Christian Science Monitor By The Christian Science Monitor Editorial Board This year marks the 50th anniversary of a landmark report on criminal justice titled “The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society.” Written by a special commission appointed by President Lyndon Johnson, it called for “a revolution in the way America thinks about crime.” …

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WATCH: Gov. Hickenlooper Speaks with Corrections Officers, Incarcerated Women During Face to Face Visit

By CSG Justice Center staff Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, on Aug. 16, discussed mental health treatment and “second chances” during a tour of a women’s correctional facility in Denver, where he had the opportunity to #MeetFacetoFace with corrections officers and the people incarcerated there. “Prisoners are often forgotten … out of sight out of mind,” …

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Governors Pay Prisoners Face-To-Face Visits

Governing By J.B. Wogan In 2015, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit a prison. Since then, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, a former district attorney, has walked the halls of his state’s prisons 21 times. “We’ve got to turn [prisons] from these very dark places that we try to push out of our …

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Governor Sandoval Proclaims ‘Face to Face Week’ in Nevada

By CSG Justice Center staff Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval on Tuesday, Aug. 15, declared Aug. 14–20 “Face to Face Week” in recognition of the national initiative urging policymakers to personally connect with the people closest to the correctional system. Launched on Monday, Aug. 14, Face to Face—an initiative sponsored by the National Reentry Resource Center …

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Participating in National Criminal Justice Reform Effort

ColoradoPolitics.com By Peter Marcus Gov. John Hickenlooper will tour a women’s correctional facility in Denver on Wednesday as part of a national criminal justice reform effort. The Democratic governor has joined with seven other governors on a so-called “Face to Face” initiative, described as a “national call to action encouraging policymakers to personally engage with the …

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