Folsom Prison Programs Improve Lives Inside and Outside its Walls

By Christopher Zoukis Johnny Cash may have talked about time “draggin’ on” at Folsom Prison in his ’60s-era hit song, but times at California’s second oldest prison have changed. Folsom State Prison first opened in 1880 and has come a

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Proposed Illinois Life Skills Facility to Benefit Prisoners Poised for Release

By Christopher Zoukis Criminal Justice reform has been a major focus for Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois, and a number of changes have already been made, with the goal of reducing the state’s prison population by 25 percent by 2025.

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Editorial: Fix the Hidden Costs Behind Prison Labor

Seattle Times Editorial  Image courtesy washingtonci.com KEEPING a thousand sets of otherwise idle prisoners’ hands busy is a fine idea. Make them contribute to their own room and board with jobs that offer a carrot for good behavior. As a

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