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Ex-con Launches Startup Aimed at Inmates

In 2007, Frederick Hutson was sentenced to 51 months in prison for distributing marijuana. The operation had been netting him $500,000 annually — and once he got to prison, he put his business acumen to use.

21 Bills Target Drug Abuse Unveiled by NJ Lawmakers

After more than a year of behind-the-scenes work, State Sen. Joe Vitale (D-Woodbrige) is scheduled to unveil a 21-bill package Wednesday aimed at addressing New Jersey’s growing heroin and prescription drug abuse problem.

Inmates Graduate with Job Certifications

With a cumulative recidivism rate of 7.13 percent, CALPIA’s CTE programs are some of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s most successful vocational training programs, said Michele Kane, with CALPIA.

Editorial: Second Chance Grants Should Be Extended

Congress has helped states pay for programs with grants issued through the Second Chance Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that indicated politicians in Washington finally realized that locking up people for long periods does not by itself transform criminals into productive members of society.

Editorial: Second Chance Act Deserves Support

A 6-year-old criminal justice initiative shown to save taxpayers money and help felons become law-abiding citizens is back before Congress for reauthorization.

Grants to Help Juvenile Court Offenders

CHICAGO | Organizations throughout the city’s Southeast Side and surrounding suburbs will receive Cook County grants to support work with youths in the Juvenile Court system.