A reason for hope?

As we highlighted on the prison law blog last week, President Barack Obama’s recent comments on the need for a dramatic overhaul of the American prison system has ignited dialogue on reform. There has been almost universal acknowledgement from analysts and activists alike that we are on the precipice of something big. His speech seems […]

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Reducing Recidivism

By Christopher Zoukis Not pleased with their perpetual need to keep expanding their prison’s capacity, local leaders and officials in Northampton County, Pennsylvania have been searching for a comprehensive strategy to reduce the county’s high levels of recidivism. In 2012, the recidivism rate for inmates being released from Northampton County Prison was 58 percent, a […]

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College For Convicts: Available for Purchase

Title: College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons Author: Christopher Zoukis Publisher: McFarland and Company Pages: 300 Genre: Social Sciences/Education Purchase at AMAZON Provide education to prisoners and they won’t return to crime. America accounts for 5 percent of the world’s population, yet incarcerates about 25 percent of the world’s prisoners […]

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