The Governor’s Office, in collaboration with the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet’s Office of Drug Control Policy, is launching the “Hope and Help” initiative to provide vital resources to individuals struggling with substance addictions.
After waiting for their court date in a more traditional detention center, the young men around the table were placed in this Close to Home facility in Brooklyn operated by the nonprofit Rising Ground.
Providing housing and services rather than putting people in jail actually eases their addiction, ensures they have the tools to break the cycle of homelessness and has saved Seattle millions in law enforcement and emergency room costs.
Kevin Stiff, the Coordinator of Homelessness Response for the City of Sarasota says the court helps homeless individuals navigate the legal system and connects them to programs that can help.
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.
The Fairfax County Police Department now has two full-time psychologists and a team of clinicians on staff, so officers don’t have to pay out of pocket for treatment.
The role of Family Peer Support specialists is to help parents navigate the juvenile justice system, which can sometimes be difficult to do on their own.
The exhibit “Hidden Lives Illuminated” on display at Eastern State Penitentiary features 20 short films created by currently incarcerated men and women.
Six years later, the innovative judicial model appears to be achieving its goal. Researchers from Washington State University found that participants in the program had lower recidivism rates than equivalent individuals who didn’t go through it.
The study confirms previous work finding that being arrested is associated with adverse mental health outcomes, even if an individual isn’t ultimately charged with a crime.
Mandatory life sentences mean a federal prison population that is graying in large numbers. This group puts the greatest financial burden on U.S. prisons, while posing the lowest threat to American society.
A panel reviewed the results of a collaborative study that examined 10,500 households in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa between 2010 and 2017.
Among the services offered to those released from prison within six months are job search activities, résumé creation, training research, interviews with potential employers, and various other employable skills.
Thad Tatum graduated from a program to help people with disabilities learn to live alone and met with a case manager for three months before he received a Section 8 voucher from the Housing Authority of New Orleans.
Understanding how Olmstead applies to the correctional system begins with recognizing that jails and prisons are institutions and that the U.S. Department of Justice’s definition of “segregated settings” applies to them.
A recent report shows about 500 fewer young people were admitted to juvenile detention in Illinois in 2017 than in 2016 – a 5% drop.
Licensing boards in Rhode Island can withhold licenses for crimes committed decades ago, by citing a requirement that people display “good moral character,” without taking into account individual circumstances or efforts toward rehabilitation.
Alvin Kennard wasn’t exactly a hardened career criminal when he was sentenced to life behind bars: His prior history consisted of being charged in connection with a break-in at an unoccupied gas station when he was 18, which landed him on probation for three years.