U.S. Attorney Neronha promotes efforts to keep ex-convicts out of prison
June 16, 2011 - 11:37am

By John Hill

PROVIDENCE — Most of the time, as the federal government’s chief prosecutor for Rhode Island, U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha spends his day trying to put criminals in prison. Wednesday, he was talking about how to keep them from returning.

Neronha and his staff were in Providence and Cranston talking about efforts by state and federal agencies as well as nonprofit social-service groups and churches that were working to help newly released prison inmates adjust to life after incarceration.

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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Projo: ACI inmates receive degrees and recognition
July 20, 2010 - 12:07pm
Providence Journal Mon, Jun 21, 2010
Jennifer D. Jordan

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Providence Journal photo / Mary Murphy

Projo: R.I. Modifies Law on Probationers After Four-Year Campaign
July 8, 2010 - 11:09am

By John Hill, Journal Staff Writer



John Prince Jr., of Direct Action for Rights and Equality, was sent back to prison in 1991 because he was arrested on a robbery charge while on probation. The charge was dropped.

Projo Columnist Praises Passage of Probation Reform Bill
July 8, 2010 - 11:03am



Bob Kerr: An embarrassing stain is removed from the state

Projo: June 23, 2010

Join the Campaign to Restore Pell Grant Eligibility for Incarcerated Individuals
June 30, 2010 - 3:07pm


When the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 eliminated the eligibility of persons incarcerated in federal or state prisons to receive Federal Pell Grant awards, it dismantled one of the most effective and cost-beneficial correctional policies in the United States.

Obama's National Drug Strategy Emphasizes Treatment, Recovery, Repeal of Barriers
May 13, 2010 - 1:58pm

by Nicole Collins Bronzan Communications Director, Legal Action Center

LAC Applauds National Drug Strategy, Urges Allocation of Sufficient Funding for Prevention, Treatment and Recovery and Repeal of Discriminatory Barriers

HR Guide to Hiring Felons
May 4, 2010 - 11:51am

Your Loyal Employees: Reasons to Hire Ex-Felons

 

by Donald Nickels, originally posted at Payscale

After leaving my last position as a human resource manager for an online health organization, I never would have imagined where I would end up next.

Changing Sides: Former Law Breaker Will Study to be a Lawyer
April 12, 2010 - 2:15pm

By Sean Flynn

Daily News Staff, The Newport Daily News

April 3-4, 2010

Noah Kilroy was sitting in a prison cell for each of his birthdays between the ages of 19 and 23.  Now, as a recent graduate of Salve Regina University, he will enter law school in September with high aspirations of becoming a public interest lawyer. 

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