14May 2016
May 14, 2016

Mental Health Issues at Minnesota Jails

It’s not just a problem in Minnesota. All across the country, the criminal justice system is looking for ways to deal with the numbers of inmates who suffer from mental health problems. Authorities estimate that at least 16% of inmates in America’s jails and prisons are […]

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14May 2016
May 14, 2016

Plan to reduce jail population in Spokane County, Washington

Spokane County, Washington, has a goal to reduce the jail population 21% over the next three years. The plan, which aims to solve the problem of overcrowding in the county’s jail, also seeks to reduce racial inequalities. It is being financed by a $1.75 million grant […]

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14May 2016
May 14, 2016

Bad idea: Video visitation replacing face-to-face visits

San Mateo County, California, recently opened a new jail. While some are praising the design, calling it an example of “compassionate corrections” because it has radiant floor heating, a computer lab, and images of local nature displayed on the walls, others are concerned. Critics say the new facility […]

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3May 2016
May 3, 2016

Job Hope for Released Convicts

The statistics are discouraging. The United States incarcerates more of its residents than any other country, and once they are released, the chances of finding employment with a criminal record are not good. About 75% of the 650,000 people released from state prisons annually will still be […]

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