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Using Jail to Enroll Low-Income Men in Medicaid

Using Jail to Enroll Low-Income Men in Medicaid

A recent pilot in Connecticut found that those who left jail with Medicaid coverage availed themselves of outpatient services, prescription medicines, and behavioral health care, often within one month of release.

Fair Chance Hiring in Philanthropy

Fair Chance Hiring in Philanthropy

This step-by-step guide supports foundations, their grantees, and vendors in implementing best-practice hiring policies that expand employment opportunity for formerly incarcerated people.

Bridging Workforce Development and Corrections Cultures

Bridging Workforce Development and Corrections Cultures

This issue brief focuses on the strategies that Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release grantees used during the early planning and implementation period to build common ground between jail and workforce staff in promoting successful reentry.

Internet Access for Pre-Release Job Search Training

Internet Access for Pre-Release Job Search Training

This issue brief explores the role of Internet access in pre-release employment services as well as the resources, staffing, and infrastructure needed to establish Internet access for a jail-based American Job Center.

Building Trust and Legitimacy within Community Corrections

Building Trust and Legitimacy within Community Corrections

This paper from the National Institute of Justice, the third in a series of papers from the Harvard Executive Session on Community Corrections, discusses the need for a new model of community corrections that can improve public safety while recognizing that people on probation and parole are members of the communities in which they live and are supervised.

Reentry MythBuster: On Repaying Federal Student Loans While Incarcerated

Reentry MythBuster: On Repaying Federal Student Loans While Incarcerated

Myth: It is not possible for incarcerated individuals to get out of default or avoid defaulting on their federal student loans.
Fact: If an incarcerated individual is not in default on their federal student loans they could be eligible for one of the income-driven repayment plans.