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July 27, 2017

Ex-Convicts Help Companies Fill Need for Skilled Labor

Erickson Cos., a Chandler, Ariz., based construction firm, has hired almost 30 former inmates from Arizona state prisons over the past year to build frames…

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July 27, 2017

Evidence-Based Policymaking: Findings From States

In a new report, the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative assesses the prevalence and sophistication of six key evidence-based policymaking actions—in each state and the District…

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July 11, 2017

AZ to Spend $1.5 Million to Turn Ex-Cons Into Professional Firefighters

Arizona is letting inmates out of prison to fight fires, and now it wants to help them turn that experience into a career. After successfully…

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July 10, 2017

New Government Report Points to Continuing Mental Health Crisis in Prisons and Jails

A new Bureau of Justice Statistics report offers another grim view of mental health problems in America’s prisons and jails. Indicators of Mental Health Problems…

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June 30, 2017

A Hard Look at What Prison Means for the Kids Left Behind

One in every 14 children in the U.S. has had a parent in prison. For poor families, it’s one in eight. They are the collateral damage…

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