Category: face to face

Nov 15

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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Nov 13

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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Sep 12

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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Aug 30

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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Aug 22

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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Aug 17

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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Aug 16

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Participating in National Criminal Justice Reform Effort 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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Aug 16

Gov. Hickenlooper Spends Time Face-to-Face with Prison Inmates

KDVR By David Mitchell DENVER — Governor Hickenlooper joined some of his colleagues from around the country … in prison Wednesday night. It wasn’t because they committed any crimes. It’s part of an initiative to put lawmakers face-to-face with the people who violate the laws the officials help write and enact. Greg Nieto joined Gov. …

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Aug 15

Residents Praise Correctional Reentry Program, as Gov. Bullock Pays a Visit

KTVH By Mike Dennison HELENA – As part of a national initiative to spotlight successful correctional programs, Gov. Steve Bullock visited the Riverside Correctional Facility here – and heard nothing but praise from women in its re-entry program. “I want people to feel the energy I’ve gotten, to feel the compassion that I’ve gotten,” said …

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Aug 14

‘We’re Human': A Corrections Officer’s Struggle with the Stress of the Job

By Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center staff Trevor VanPatten often thinks about how one small hitch in his daily routine could have changed the rest of his life. If he had caught just one more red light on his way home that summer evening in 2003, or if he fumbled to get his key in …

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