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Reentry programs reduce prison recidivism

Prisons
by Anthony Bradley
Posted 5/20/16, 01:18 pm

Because of the roughly 2.5 million men and women incarcerated in this country, states find themselves under increased pressure to develop early-release alternatives to ease prison overcrowding. States have chosen probation and parole as the primary means to ameliorate the overcrowding while maintaining a means to punish offenders for breaking the law. But reentry programs have proven to be the best way to keep criminals from returning to prison, and the best programs are those emphasizing character formation and work skills.

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DOJ prison reforms aim to turn convicts into productive citizens

Prison
by Evan Wilt
Posted 4/25/16, 04:43 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced new initiatives today aimed at reducing the population of America’s 2.2 million prisoners and enabling parolees to thrive after paying their debt to society.

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Evangelicals must get it right on crime

Prisons
by Anthony Bradley
Posted 4/08/16, 11:29 am

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