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Too Many Inmates: Public Forum To Be Held On The Urgency Of Sentencing Reform

Over 1/3 of parole violators are re-admitted into prison on a yearly basis. That is over 230,000 men and women going back into the prison system, with minority men being affected the most. 

Restorative Justice Programs – An Alternative to State-Centered Punishment

In Louisiana, a man is serving life in prison for stealing three belts from a department store. This prison sentence could cost taxpayers a million dollars,

Employment Discrimination Against Returning Citizens

Anyone with a criminal record has known the anguish and frustration of trying to find a job upon release from imprisonment.

'Sesame Street' creates first Muppet to have a parent in jail

Those friendly, fuzzy Muppets from “Sesame Street” have helped kids open up about all sorts of serious subjects, from hunger and divorce to military deployment.  But they’re now tackling a much more unexpected issue: incarceration.

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