A public forum Wednesday night on a proposal to “ban the box” on job applications in Columbia focused on dispelling common misconceptions about the plan.
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.
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.
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.
The city of Madison Police Department hopes a new data management system will help improve the way officers deal with people who are in the middle of a mental health crisis.
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.
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.
Breaking a four-year trend, the nation’s prison population rose again last year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics said today.
The Times – Picayune By Julia O’Donoghue Louisiana saw a 2.2 percent drop in its prison population last year, but it still had the highest incarceration of any state in the country by far, according to a new report from the […]
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.