Report: Human Impact to Prison Overcrowding

Image courtesy myjournalcourier.com By Mary Kuhlman / The Journal Courier Illinois houses an estimated 49,000 people in its prison system, and a recent report finds it’s one of the most overcrowded systems in the nation. In fact, only Alabama’s prisons

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Using Education to Stop the Prison Revolving Door

By Lois Davis / AL.com  Image courtesy blog.al.com According to the Department of Justice, in 2012, Alabama had the third highest imprisonment rate in the United States, trailing only Louisiana and Mississippi. A fierce debate has erupted over what to do

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CDCR Granted Two-Year Extension on Population Reduction

By Christopher Zoukis The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has been granted a two-year extension to comply with court-ordered inmate population reductions.  This order came from the federal, three-judge panel overseeing the case.  Image courtesy prisonlawblog.com This extension

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