Category Archive: recidivism rates

Sep 26

Recovery Reinvented Takes First Steps

The Bismark Tribune By Jack Dura North Dakota’s rank of No. 1 on lists for binge drinking shouldn’t be a source of pride, according to the state’s first lady on Tuesday. “The culture of drinking is worn like a badge of honor in our state rather than a cause for alarm,” first lady Kathryn Helgaas …

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Sep 20

Justice Reinvestment Task Force Continues Review of Criminal Justice System

KMIZ/ABC By Sara Maslar-Donar JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s incarceration rate is the eighth highest in the nation, and according to state data, it’s not losing that rank anytime soon. According to the Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri’s population growth is projected to grow 5 percent in the next five years. Under current trends, MDOC will …

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May 09

Governor Brought to Tears; Darryl Strawberry Shares Criminal Redemption Story

The Telegraph By Liz Fabian Gov. Nathan Deal’s voice cracked and tears welled in his eyes Tuesday morning while sharing success stories from Georgia’s Drug Court. “If you ever attend one of their graduations, you’ll understand why,” Deal said of his welling emotions. “These are people who have lost everything. They have hit the bottom. …

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May 06

SCI Fayette Program Preps Inmates for Productive Life After Prison

Tribune Review By Michael Walton Edward Bohna says his job is just like that of any other principal, except his students serve time — including life sentences — for crimes ranging from assault and armed robbery to murder. Bohna, 55, leads the school at SCI Fayette, a state prison in Labelle. Inmates take traditional academic …

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