Technology Boosts Prison Education

By Christopher Zoukis Technology use has grown in all aspects of life outside of prisons, including in classrooms. Prison classrooms and communities can also benefit greatly from the use of technology. There are many benefits to using technology within all

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Opening up a world of reading opportunities for youth offenders

By Christopher Zoukis Recently librarian and literacy advocate Amy Cheney recounted an experience of teaching young offenders in a max unit how they could read to their children and/or younger siblings. One of the most poignant moments in her account,

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Women In Prison

State and Federal Prisoners: There were 113,000 women offenders incarcerated in state and federal facilities in 2010 compared to 1,500,000 male inmates.The growth in the female incarcerated population was 2.2 percent since 2,000. The growth in the male incarcerated population

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Arizona Counties Vie for $24 Million Prison Deal in New Budget

By Craig Harris Gov. Doug Ducey is opening the door to allow counties to compete against private-prison companies for a lucrative multimillion-dollar contract to house state inmates. The move comes after county sheriffs — including conservatives — complained that the

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This Is How Much the U.S. Spends on Imprisoning vs. Educating People, in One Startling GIF

By Zeeshan Aleem / Policy.Mic Hardly a day goes by without a member of the media or policy world pronouncing that America’s education system is in dire straits. There are constant laments over how poorly the U.S. fares by international standards,

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