This report from the Joyce Foundation highlights the Shifting Gears initiative in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and summarizes evaluation results of each state’s program.
National Reentry Resource Center
AMERICA releases 700,000 prisoners a year. Their prospects are bleak. Three-quarters drink too much or take drugs. One in six has mental-health problems. Most struggle to find a job or a place to stay. Within three years, two-thirds of them are back in prison.
This report from the National Institute of Corrections summarizes findings from recent academic research on the impact of residency restrictions on sex offenders regarding housing, recidivism patterns, and the collateral consequences of residency restrictions.
Across the country, policymakers, criminal justice officials, and victim advocates are becoming increasingly attuned to the problem of uncollected victim restitution. Even when ordered by the court, restitution often goes uncollected and victims remain without the financial resources they need to […]
Looking at practices in the 15 states with the highest prison populations, this Brennan Center for Justice report examines new “user fees” that many states are imposing on individuals with criminal convictions. The report argues that these fees impose severe – and […]