NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 149 results for:

Re-entry for people who are formerly incarcerated ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

The New York Times

Krithika Varagur

20 June 2017

Indonesia

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In order to counter terrorism and reduce recidivism of incarcerated male jihadists', the Entrepreneurship and Proselytization Empowerment Program helps the wives of jailed extremists through counseling and lessons abo...

The New York Times

Sam Quinones

16 June 2017

Covington, Kentucky, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Kentucky is rethinking its penal system for dealing with drug offenders and has shown success in reducing recidivism and relapse rates. Instead of leaving addicts to languish in the typical jailhouse environment of "e...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

12 June 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Furnishing a Future offers furniture making classes to former inmates. The program was created with the intention of giving former prisoners job skills, who often leave prison with no work experience. “If these guys a...

Generocity

Christopher Wink

9 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Multi-Media

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Activists, and lawmakers have been proposing ideas for prisoner reentry, or supporting former prisoners by finding work, housing, and healthcare, in order to reduce the trend of prisoners being released, committing an...

Temple University

Emily Scott

4 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Mercy Hospice in Philadelphia is a recovery home that serves homeless women and their children. Their comprehensive approach provides addiction services, as well as mental health and trauma support; the home is seen a...

Next City

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

1 May 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Housing is one of the major hurdles former prisoners have to tackle when they get out of prison. Two judges know this, that’s why they created a re-entry program that offers prisoners numerous services. The results? “...

The New York Times

Megan Specia

25 April 2017

Mybo, Rwanda

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In an attempt to bring peace to a region post-genocide, Rwanda has implemented "Reconciliation Villages" where survivors and perpetrators live side-by-side. This state-mandated reconciliation has lead to community ser...

The Victoria Advocate

Jessica Priest

8 April 2017

Victoria, Texas, United States

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

“Two million people with mental illness are booked into jails every year.” Mental health courts, would take into accounts a person’s illness, rather than solely focusing on the crime.

Next City

Tom Dallessio

31 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Lack of education was the downfall of one Philadelphia man who spent 36 years in prison, and education proved to be his redemption when he discovered he could do well in coursework. He got a college degree and helped...

Generocity

Tony Abraham

9 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Multi-Media

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Reentry Think Tank in Philadelphia brings a badly needed component to the world of services helping inmates reintegrate back into society: The experiences of actual former inmates. The nonprofit created fellowshi...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

7 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Most employers might not hire former inmates, but one grocery store in Philadelphia is looking to do just that. Brown Store’s Inc. has made it a company mission to hire people out of prison. Employment is an important...

Generocity

Tony Abraham

21 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Two, separate coalitions in Philadelphia, whose aim is to lower recidivism rates, joined into one. Aviva Tevah, the director of the coalition, will have to merge the vision and goals of the 80 plus members. “We set ne...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

14 February 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Pennsylvania, “500 men and about 10 women juvenile lifers who have been locked away for decades” will be released due to a recent Supreme Court decision that said it was unconstitutional for judges to strike autom...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Quinn O'Callaghan

24 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

“Female offenders are the largest-growing prison population.” Key to making sure women don’t return to prison are effective reentry programs like FREE, a program for female offenders. However, FREE isn’t like other pr...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

15 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

There is a growing consensus across political beliefs that there needs to be reductions in the number of people in prison because the monetary and societal cost is too great. This article explores the numerous initiat...

WHYY

Aaron Moselle

10 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A program launched in Philadelphia to help inmates reintegrate into the community has hit some stumbling blocks and the new executive director is turning to experts to help fix things: former inmates. She is convenin...

Christian Science Monitor

Nissa Rhee

24 December 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Chicago plans to open a community court for young adult offenders that focuses on rehabilitative services and community support, giving them a chance to make reparations to victims and avoid a criminal record that ca...

WHYY

Emily Previti

5 December 2016

Pennsylvania, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Rates of recidivism in Pennsylvania have dropped substantially in recent years. Part of this decrease is due to the efforts of the Union County Justice Bridge Housing Program, which assists ex-offenders with housing. ...

Christian Science Monitor

Ann Scott Tyson

28 November 2016

San Quentin, California, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The USA has one of the highest rates of incarceration, and reoffending is a likely outcome after prison. 'The Last Mile' and similar programs are providing inmates with the opportunity to learn marketable skills and e...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jane M. Von Bergen

20 November 2016

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Philadelphia enacted a law in 2016 that allows for people convicted of minor crimes to get their records sealed by a court. In this article an employment lawyer who has worked for many years with people who have recor...

Jackson Free Press

Tim Summers, Jr.

9 November 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

If juveniles in the Hinds County youth-court system, whose families tend to have limited resources, cannot get sustained, meaningful help at the center, they do not have many other options. But, thanks to a lawsuit on...

Jackson Free Press

Arielle Dreher

5 October 2016

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Mississippians who receive earned probation for crimes that do not carry a death sentence or involve deadly weapons will now have access to high-school equivalency education, alcohol and drug counseling, re-entry and ...

Racked

Chavie Lieber

27 September 2016

New York, New York, United States

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Business clothes are expensive, and this can often be a barrier to low-income professionals. Dress for Success in New York City is a non-profit that collects second-hand business clothing and has high-end stylists on...

TakePart

Mark Obbie

19 September 2016

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Oklahoma has the second highest incarceration rate in the country. Despite spending millions, the prison population in the state kept rising until Governor Fallin enrolled the state in the Justice Reinvestment Initiat...

Outside

Brian Mockenhaupt

7 September 2016

Eugene, Oregon, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The United States' incarcerated population makes up roughly 25% of the world's prisoners, but many are serving short terms and will be released back into society only to be asked to rebuild their life with little to n...

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU® community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Photo Credits: Almudena Toral; Cody Pope; Matt Stokes; Kriston Bethel; Noah Friedman-Rudovsky

All other photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers: Rowan El Shimi; Samuele Arcidiacono; Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2017 © DW/H. W. Lamberz

Thank you to SurveyHero.com for letting us create online surveys for free