Tag Archives: Reentry

Breaking News: Barack Obama Goes to Prison…

On 16 July 2015, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president in U.S. history to visit a federal prison. A video of his statement is below. “These are young people who made mistakes that aren’t that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made. The difference […]

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Justice Department Announces More Than $62 Million to Strengthen Reentry, Probation and Parole Programs

The Justice Department has awarded more than $62 million in grants to strengthen efforts to help people returning from prison rejoin their communities and become productive, law-abiding citizens. This grant announcement was made by Attorney General Eric Holder today while in St. Louis, where he visited Project EARN, a Drug Reentry Court program.  Attorney General […]

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Bastoy Prison Island – A Norwegian Prison That Works

(Source: “Bastoy: the Norwegian prison that works,” The Guardian, 3 September 2013, by Erwin James) The following excerpts are from an article published by The Guardian about the Bastoy prison island. (source) “I run this prison like a small society,” he says as we sip tea in his cramped but tidy office. “I give respect […]

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