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Wednesday | August 15, 2012
prison-sanctioned tatoo program for inmates? Good or bad?>>what's your opinion?
The Changing Face of CorrectionsBy Carl Nink
More than 1.6 million individuals are currently incarcerated in prisons in the United States, and more than 700,000 prisoners are released each year. The dilemma is that while crime rates are down, incarceration rates in the long term continue to rise.
Contrary to the general perception, at least 95 percent of all offenders in state facilities are released. Nationwide state prisoners could expect to serve about two years from arrival to release in 2010.
Productive use of the time offenders spend incarcerated is too often a missed opportunity for both the offender and the community. States with evidence-based programming are most likely reducing the rate of recidivism. Effective programs have demonstrated as much as a 26 percent to 40 percent reduction in recidivism. full story
Also this week:
Institutional Library Development Senior Consultant - Colorado State Library
Are you a librarian dedicated to serving people whom others might prefer to forget? Can you get to “yes” in a world built on “no”? Do you dream of traveling the beautiful state of Colorado to train and coach library staff to provide exceptional correctional library services? Do you thoroughly enjoy recounting success stories “from the inside” at picnics and cocktail parties?
quote of the week
" Here I stand on a hill in my mountain of dreams, telling myself, its not as hard, hard, hard as it seems."