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October 25, 2018
Freaky Friday, Prison-Style
At a Kentucky prison, inmates and staff switch places during a “re-entry to society” role-playing game.
Derek R. Trumbo, Sr.
October 9, 2018
More Women Are Behind Bars Now. One Prison Wants to Change That.
Connecticut’s WORTH program uses therapy, classes and mentoring to try to keep women from coming back.
January 24, 2018
How Post-Prison Reentry Programs Fail Queer Women
Having a man counts as a plan in some reentry programs.
November 1, 2017
Building Toward a Future
The unique prison re-entry plan conceived by — and for — women.
October 17, 2017
Federal Prisons Don’t Even Try to Rehabilitate the Undocumented
The Bureau of Prisons fails to provide basic resources to undocumented prisoners.
September 14, 2017
The Taxpayers and Michelle Jones
How her prison education saved us a million bucks
June 13, 2017
Life After Life Without Parole
Ronald Elston spent more than 30 years in prison, with no preparation for what he would do if he got out.
June 1, 2016
How a Police Detective Helps Inmates Prepare to Live on the Outside
A new documentary spotlights a program that reclaims lives through writing.
March 9, 2016
Seven Things to Know About Repeat Offenders
A new report looks at recidivism among inmates released from federal prisons.
April 11, 2015
A Record of Trouble
California looks to halfway houses, finds a company cited for violence and escapes.