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The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Press

28 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP) offers support for youth experiencing incarceration. Funded by personal donations and grants, they offer art workshops and classes on how to navigate the just...

The Connecticut Mirror

Kelan Lyons

24 January 2020

Suffield, Connecticut, United States

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At Connecticut’s MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, people experiencing incarceration have the opportunity to participate in postsecondary classes, even completing a certificate or degree. They’re able to do ...

syracuse.com

Natasha S. Alford

23 January 2020

Syracuse, New York, United States

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At Syracuse, New York’s Hillbrook Detention Center for youth, the Thinking For A Change program provides kids with classes – taught by mentors with similar backgrounds – like conflict resolution, anger management, pro...

Next City

Emily Nonko

11 December 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Performance art provides a healing outlet for formerly incarcerated individuals. In New York City, the Ritual4Return program encourages participants to express the transition in their lives through art. Using an artis...

The New York Times

Michaela Haas

11 December 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Home-sharing programs help formerly incarcerated individuals avoid homelessness. The Homecoming Project, operated by Impact Justice, a nonprofit in California, leverages the sharing economy model to reduce homelessnes...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Nate Carlisle

9 December 2019

Draper, Utah, United States

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At Utah State Prison, the New Visions Speech Club is teaching inmates public speaking. The club gives inmates the opportunity to practice communication and bolster their confidence – two skills that can help them in t...

Yes! Magazine

Isabella Garcia

9 December 2019

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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The Alternatives to Violence Project, an international nonprofit, provides workshops around conflict resolution, personal growth, and other social skills to people experiencing incarceration. While a large-scale organ...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

27 November 2019

Wilsonville, Oregon, United States

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The Insight Alliance leads a series of classes in three Oregon prisons that strive to change people's behavior by changing how they think. "When people feel better they do better," the founder says. The focus is on re...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Gwynne Watkins

18 November 2019

New York, United States

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New York-based nonprofit, Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA), runs theater programs for individuals experiencing incarceration as a way of improving mental health and reducing recidivism. While the United States’ c...

Ms. Magazine

Kristi Eaton

21 October 2019

McLoud, Oklahoma, United States

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Oklahoma’s Mabel Bassett Correctional Center is seeing its first graduating class of women coders. A nonprofit called The Last Mile offers training programs for incarcerated individuals with the goal of equipping them...

WUWM

Allison Dikanovic

2 October 2019

New York, United States

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After kids spend time in one of New York City's community-based incarceration facilities, they are enrolled in an "aftercare" program, which includes group meetings and mentoring, to help with the transition. As Milwa...

KGTV-TV

Jennifer Kastner

26 September 2019

Santee, California, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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San Diego County’s Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility was redesigned to look less like a jail and more like a community. The newly designed facility prioritizes rehabilitation over punishment by providing educ...

The Outline

Aviva Stahl

26 September 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Minnesota’s Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) program takes a restorative, rehabilitative approach to sex offender re-entry and has lowered the risk of recidivism by 88%. The initiative provides participant...

CapRadio

Vanessa Rancaño

21 September 2019

Long Beach, California, United States

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California is leading the nation in prison education. “There are now in-person community college classes in all but one prison in the state, enrolling some 4,000 students." Nationally, 4 percent of higher ed instituti...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

11 September 2019

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, the Close to Home initiative is taking a different approach to juvenile justice by centering it around a localized, residential, and rehabilitative model. These facilities operate out of traditional-...

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Michael Tashji

30 August 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Working to train therapy dogs helps kids with issues learn how to cope. Rising Ground, an organization in New York City, provides animal therapy as part of a residential placement program for juveniles facing problems...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Jenn Chavez

18 August 2019

Wilsonville, Oregon, United States

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In a collaboration with the Oregon Zoo, the Institute of Applied Ecology, the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Oregon’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, women experiencing incarceration are helping sav...

National Catholic Reporter

Patrick Egwu

12 August 2019

Nigeria

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Thousands of people incarcerated in Nigeria’s rapidly growing prison system, many of them awaiting trial without lawyers, receive free legal, health, and educational services from an NGO that for decades has paid twic...

High Country News

Maya L. Kapoor

5 August 2019

Arizona, United States

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As the cost of fighting wildfires rises and the number of firefighters declines, Arizona found a solution: paying incarcerated men and women to do the same job for just five percent of the standard rate for firefighti...

Hartford Courant

Shawn R. Beals

31 July 2019

Middletown, Connecticut, United States

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The first class of students enrolled in the Wesleyan University Center for Prison Education has just graduated. The program awards participants with an associate degree from Middlesex Community College in general stud...

The Daily Record

Emily Morgan

30 July 2019

Fairfield, Ohio, United States

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In 2017, Ohio’s Fairfield County built a new jail that, for the first time in a long time, met minimum jail standards. Using bonds, the new jail included an increase in the amount of living space, better security stan...

The Daily Record

Tami Mosser

29 July 2019

Wooster, Ohio, United States

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In Ohio’s Wayne County Jail, people serving sentences can access CADET, which stands for Chemical Addiction/Dependency, Education and Therapy program. With nearly 20% of Wayne County bookings involving drug-related of...

The Hechinger Report

Wayne D'Orio

12 July 2019

California, United States

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In the six years after California prisons became the first in the nation to offer college classes in nearly every prison, thousands of incarcerated people have enrolled in classes and have outperformed free-world stud...

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

11 July 2019

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin’s Camp Reunite is bringing together women experiencing incarceration with their children. The camp was hosted at Taycheedah, a correctional facility in Fond du Lac, WI, and while the kids were there had less...

The New York Times

Erica Green

8 July 2019

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Since 2016, the Second Chance Pell program has been providing financial aid for those experiencing incarceration to pursue a college education. Started under the Obama administration, it has gained bipartisan support ...

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