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2013-11-08 23:23:27

Will Give People Details of the Criminal Complaint That Led to Incarceration Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 JailInmate.org will now include information on what type of criminal complaint led to an inmate being behind bars in the first place, the company announced yesterday. “At launch time last month, we were only able to supply our customers with information about if someone was in jail or had ever been in jail,” a JailInmate.org spokesman said. “But customers have...

2012-11-12 12:00:41

New US study says money spent on prison system and war on drugs should go towards education Mental health experts from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine have released the first comprehensive report on the correlation between the incarceration of African American males and substance abuse and other health problems in the United States. Published in Frontiers in Psychology on the 12th of November, the report looks at decades of data concerning the African American population rates...

2012-05-21 06:23:40

Diverse new cohort of Soros Justice Fellows includes filmmakers, lawyers, journalists, and activists. NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Open Society Foundations today announced an award of $1.5 million to a cohort of emerging and established leaders working to advance fairness and transparency in the U.S. criminal justice system. The 2012 Soros Justice Fellows include investigative journalists, lawyers, academics, grassroots organizers, policy advocates, and...

2012-01-03 13:11:00

CAMP HILL, Pa., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Why should the American taxpayer care about people who are incarcerated in our prison system? Simple, it is a true cost-saving measure that should be discussed. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120103/CL28662 ) In EDUCATION BEHIND BARS (Sunbury Press; January, 2012),author Christopher Zoukis makes the case for why all Americans should support education in our prison system. Most Americans do not realize that the United States could...

2011-11-03 13:54:00

LONDON, November 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- findmypast.ie has launched the Irish Prison Registers 1790-1920 online for the first time, an untapped resource for those tracing their Irish roots. The original Prison Registers, held at the National Archives of Ireland, cover all types of custodial institutions, from bridewells, to county prisons, to sanatoriums for alcoholics. They contain over 3.5 million entries, spread over 130,000 pages, with most records giving...

2011-10-05 14:08:16

Correctional facility educational programs a good investment for state of Missouri According to the Pew Research Center on the States, one in one hundred American adults is currently in prison. U.S. Department of Justice statistics show that 67 percent of those inmates will recidivate, or re-offend and return to prison after they are released. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that educating inmates and preparing them to find jobs upon their release from prison greatly...

2011-10-03 23:01:00

Evidence Supports Trend among States to Scale Back Costly, Often Abusive Youth Prison Systems BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Locking up juvenile offenders in correctional facilities, which costs states a yearly average of $88,000 per youth, is not paying off from a public safety, rehabilitation or cost perspective, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report documents four decades of scandals and lawsuits over abusive conditions in...

2011-09-29 07:00:00

Centerforce is a California-based nonprofit organization that strives to improve the lives and strengthen the communities of incarcerated people and their love ones. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 The National Inside/Out Summit on incarceration will focus on âœThe Faces of Change: People and Strategies That Make a Differenceâ within the prison system and its impact on communities October 22-25, 2011, at the Westin San Francisco...

2011-09-08 14:40:48

The Prison Journal offers deeper look at issues, offers recommendations Being "tough on crime" might sound like a great campaign platform, but the consequences of it in actuality are real and reaching. Overcrowded prisons and increases in large correctional budgets have prompted many watchdog groups to ask for a governmental review of the criminal justice system. Congress has responded with a proposed National Criminal Justice Commission (NCJC). A new issue of The Prison Journal (published...

2011-09-06 07:00:00

A new movie script, called Down But Not Out, based on the book, Redeeming the Wounded, calls for Victims Justice from Rev. Dr. B. Bruce Cook who ministered to prisoners and to crime victims who experienced a homicide of a loved one. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 In 2009 approximately 15,241 people were murdered in the USA and many relatives and friends are grieving over the loss, according to the 2011 NCVRW Resource Guide. Many faith-based organizations want to help but do not...