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Aug 19, 2014 More than 700,000 people leave jail and prison each year needing permanent housing. Studies have shown that obtaining permanent housing means that formerly incarcerated individuals are more likely to gain employment, maintain sobriety, complete parole supervision, and achieve the necessary stability to stay safely in the community. Many of the family members of these individuals live in public housing—a place where people with a criminal record are often...
Aug 18, 2014 The Unlocking Potential: Perspectives on Education in Prison blog series—as part of Vera’s Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project—explores postsecondary education in prison and its benefits—during and after incarceration—through the unique experiences and insight of former students, educators, nonprofit leaders, corrections officials...
Aug 13, 2014 The Vera Institute’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections recently released a report that details 2013 state-level legislative changes affecting sentencing and corrections practices. The report—Recalibrating Justice: A Review of 2013 State Sentence and Corrections Trends—identifies the creation of programs that would increase the likelihood of successful...
Aug 5, 2014 In a recent report, the RAND Corporation explores the current state of correctional education for incarcerated adults and juveniles. First, RAND reports the results of a national survey of state correctional education directors, which included questions about the current use of computer technology, preparations for the new 2014 GED exam, and the impact of the 2008 recession...
Jul 28, 2014 The Unlocking Potential: Perspectives on Education in Prison blog series—as part of Vera’s Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project—explores postsecondary education in prison and its benefits—during and after incarceration—through the unique experiences and insight of former students, educators, nonprofit leaders, corrections officials, reentry...

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