The Goucher Prison Education Partnership – It’s More than Prison Education

By Christopher Zoukis Baltimore, MD’s Goucher College is listed in the 2013-2014 edition of Colleges that Change Lives. The educational institution chalks this up to the “unique college experience” it offers. How unique is it? Since 2006, it’s the first liberal arts college to mandate a year of studies abroad to increase life experience and […]

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States Differ on Inmate Evacuation from Massive Hurricane

By Christopher Zoukis Last month, as the National Weather Service was predicting Hurricane Florence could be the “storm of a lifetime,” with “life-threatening” storm surges, the southeastern states in the greatest danger from the oncoming storm made sharply different responses. In North Carolina, authorities decided to evacuate hundreds of inmates from jails and prisons viewed […]

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Lawsuits Over Juvenile Prisons Have Cost Wisconsin Over $20M

By Christopher Zoukis While I’ve previously written about the problem of the severe overcrowding in Wisconsin’s prisons, but we shouldn’t overlook the serious issues in that state’s juvenile corrections facilities. The state’s largest newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, recently made an eye-opening attempt to quantify the size of the problems at the main centralized juvenile […]

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OSHA Slams FCI Miami for Violating Federal Occupational Standards

By Christopher Zoukis The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the nation’s main workplace safety enforcer, has cited the Federal Correctional Institution in Miami, Florida for a variety of unsafe or unhealthy practices violating federal occupational standards. On June 5 this year, FCI Miami – which houses 1,325 male inmates — was formally notified that […]

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