Allowing easier contact methods behind prison walls isn’t being “soft on crime” or “rewarding bad behavior.” It is directly reducing the number of people we will pay to incarcerate each year. This is no longer just the sentiment shared throughout the human rights world; it’s a proven fact based on decades of research. In fact, one of the most comprehensive studies on the matter was done by the Minnesota Department of Corrections. The study examined 16,420 offenders released between 2003-2007 and
Sorry that I haven't updated the blog in a while. I did contribute as a guest writer in a few instances, and I'm going to share those links below if you're interested in reading them.
Hope all of you are doing well! WriteAPrisoner.com: You Can’t Imprison Talent | The Prison Arts Coalition Trading Your Cell in for a Cubicle -- Inmates and Workforce Communication vs. Isolation: One Offers Hope, One Destroys It
I wanted to walk you guys through what we put together in a typical Welcome Home Kit (WriteAPrisoner.com - Welcome Home Kits).We don’t have an exact science down, and we actually do custom tailor these kits in some instances. For example: If we’re sending them to an inmate who’s being released in December and in a state like New York, we may include a pair of gloves, beanie cap, and chapstick. If they’re being released in Florida, we might send sunblock
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My most recent blog entry can be found on The Prison Arts Coalition's website: WriteAPrisoner.com: You Can’t Imprison Talent « The Prison Arts Coalition I was invited to write a guest blog. Hope you enjoy!
America is obsessed with "tough on inmate" policies. Elected and appointed officials seem to usually come down on the side of austere conditions and treatment for the incarcerated when given a choice. Blowhard politicians speak from their bully pulpits about how inmates “don’t need better conditions” and “don’t need more rights.” The media routinely use the worst inmate possible to put a face on any issue. After all, it’s about selling stories these days, not telling them. Indeed, even