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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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Task force: America needs prisons that work

Prison
by Evan Wilt
Posted 1/26/16, 05:05 pm

WASHINGTON—A bipartisan congressional task force on Tuesday recommended reforms to reduce the federal prison population by 60,000 and save taxpayers more than $5 billion.

“The system is failing those it incarcerates and the taxpayers who fund it,” said former Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., R-Okla., the task force chairman.

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