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Arnold Ventures: Restoring Promise Expands Prison Reform to Three New States

November 19, 2019

Arnold Ventures

By Evan Mintz

The Vera Institute of Justice and the MILPA Collective announced recently an expansion of Restoring Promise, a program that aims to shine a light on our nation’s jails and prisons and change them for the better. Three new states — North Dakota, Colorado, and Idaho — are being added to reform efforts already underway in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and South Carolina. Restoring Promise is supported in part by a $7 million grant from Arnold Ventures to the Vera Institute. The program transforms the U.S. criminal justice system by centering human dignity as a core value in correctional facilities. Accountability, healing and racial equity replace a model rooted in punishment. Families and communities are made partners in the process rather than kept in isolation.

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