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Beatrice Coulter and Wanda Duryea: Secure Psychiatric Unit is not a hospital; it is a prison unit

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Once again the Secure Psychiatric Unit is in the news. A writ of habeas corpus recently filed in U.S. District Court has fueled the ongoing debate.

70MillionJobs.com and Checkr Announces Partnership To Help Formerly Incarcerated People Land Jobs

San Francisco, CA—70 million Americans have a criminal record, and often can’t find work because of it. 70MillionJobs wants to get pass that discrimination and help connect companies looking for work and people who have done their time.

70MillionJobs, the only national, for-profit recruitment platform for formerly incarcerated Americans, is proud to announce its partnership with Checkr, one of the country's most successful background check companies.

Under the terms of the partnership, Checkr will refer men and women whose background check results precluded them from landing the job to which they originally applied and help them connect with employers that they are eligible to work for.

NH's Jails: Breaking the Pattern - "Sullivan County has an innovative approach to jail reform"

Sullivan County is one of the poorest and most remote counties in NH. Job prospects are worse than the more developed southern counties. Many inmates at the Sullivan County jail have mental health issues. Often it's because inmates have come from homes that support and encourage substance abuse.

So it should come as no surprise that Sullivan County experienced one of the highest rates of recidivism in the state. Now, though, when these men and women leave jail, their chances of returning are significantly lower.

What will Trump do to 11 million people he deems criminals?

Our president promised hundreds of times in the election campaign that he would deport every illegal alien in America. He has tried several times to start that massive eviction. Federal courts have twice struck down those orders until a trial vets them.

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