This two-day conference will serve as a public statement conveying that people from across the ideological spectrum are committed to pursuing smart, fair, and effective criminal justice and public safety policies.
Corrections In the News
The institute, designed for community corrections professionals, provides participants with a fundamental understanding of competencies critical to successful development as leaders in their field.
The Prison Research and Innovation Network will be a community of practice for state departments of corrections interested in leveraging research, data, and evidence to inspire improvements in prison environments.
Eight governors, along with other elected officials from across the country and on both sides of the aisle, will take action this week to join the Face to Face initiative, a national call to action encouraging policymakers to personally engage with the people who are closest to the correctional system.
Washington, D.C.—In an extraordinary display of bipartisan cooperation, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Congressmen Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Howard Coble (R-NC), and Bobby Scott (D-VA) came together today to mark the five-year anniversary of the Second Chance Act and to announce that they, along with other Senate and House leaders, will be introducing legislation reauthorizing the landmark act today. To read the press release for this event, click here.
TOPEKA, Kan.—The bipartisan Kansas Justice Reinvestment initiative, a research and data-driven program aimed at promoting public safety while reducing corrections spending, took one step closer to reality on March 1.
The American Civil Liberties Union said it had reached a settlement with a federal prison in Kansas that had denied buprenorphine, an opioid addiction medication, to an inmate who the group said would “inevitably suffer and possibly die” without it.
After the internship, many of the prisoners—all within a few years of their release date—continue to work for the companies full time. They return to prison at the end of each shift.
According to Martin Kumer, superintendent of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, the average person only spends 35 days in jail, so it’s important for the jail to take advantage of the time it has to meet with inmates who are considered at risk of recidivism.