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Former Inmates Start New Chapter with PRO Employment

The Tennessean By Jamie McGee Corey Garrett knows the routine well. A few minutes into a job interview, the felony question comes up and he explains his drug charges. The conversation ends with “We’ll call you,” but he knows the […]

Next Judiciary Chairman Eyes Treatment of Minors

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced a bill Thursday that would update national standards covering how the justice system treats minors.

NACo, CSG Target Mental Health in Jail

The effort, dubbed “Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails,” follows the rise in the number of people with mental disorders booked into local jails, now estimated to top two million annually.

“Gatekeepers” Hold Prison Re-Entry Training Program

The first prison re-entry training program was held in Washington County on Saturday by Gatekeepers. The organization’s mission is to help transition ex-offenders back into their communities, by teaching local church members and others how to be mentors.

New York City Council Debates Expansive “Ban the Box” Bill

A couple of months ago, New York City Council showed general support for a proposal that would effectively ban credit checks in hiring and other personnel decisions. As the council continues to debate credit checks, it also is considering a mayor-backed proposal (Int. No. 318) that would remove another potential barrier to hire—an applicant’s criminal history.