New York Times Opinion Piece: For Ex-Prisoners, a Haven Away From the Streets
June 14, 2011 - 3:14pm

By Tina Rosenberg

This year, the United States will release nearly three-quarters of a million people from prison, a record high. Nationally, 2.3 million people are in prison in the United States, and 95 percent of them will, at some point, get out and go home.

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Michigan Prisons Focus on Released Inmates
April 8, 2010 - 11:59am

Mark Hornbeck / Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Lansing -- Michigan's prison system has undergone a culture change from locking up law breakers for as long as possible to being more selective about whom to put behind bars, state Corrections Director Patricia Caruso told officials at a prisoner re-entry conference Tuesday.

When Numbers Lie: Prisoners of the Census in New York
February 2, 2010 - 12:08pm

Michelle Chen

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Bail Burden Keeps U.S. Jails Stuffed With Inmates
January 27, 2010 - 11:52am

Laura Sullivan

NPR: All Things Considered

 

Leslie Chew spent his childhood working long days next to his father on the oil rigs of southern Texas. No school meant he never learned to read or write. Now in his early 40s, he's a handyman, often finding a place to sleep in the back of his old station wagon.

Prisons Lack Heroin Addiction Treatment Despite Proven Benefits
December 23, 2009 - 6:01pm

Pharmacological treatment of opiate dependence is a proven intervention, is cost-effective and reduces drug-related disease and reincarceration rates, yet it remains underutilized in U.S. prison systems

Research from Brown University, the Miriam Hospital and their affiliated Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights has determined that just more than half of all federal and state prison systems offer viable heroin treatments. Details are published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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