Japanese garden opens inside Oregon State Penitentiary By Noelle Crombie The Oregonian 9384337 View larger image SALEM — The inmates’ idea was far-fetched: install a Japanese garden in the shadow of a massive cellblock at the Oregon State Penitentiary. For one, prison officials wondered, who would pay for it? Who would do the work? Would … Continue reading
Legislation like the Clean Slate bill keeps ex-prisoners out of the correctional system, minimizing costly recidivism rates and enhancing public safety Jul 3, 2018 By Dr. Michael Pittaro, Faculty Member, Criminal Justice at American Military University In 2008, I published an article, “Prisoner Reintegration Challenges of Assimilation and Crime Desistance,” that focused on the challenges ex-prisoners face after release. … Continue reading
A student video about CURE. Click here to view. This video has a brief history of CURE and its work. It features Charles Sullivan founder of CURE and Lea Green President of Maryland CURE.
The prison experience can be traumatic and frightening. If your loved one is being extorted or is fearful for their safety, you may want to discuss contacting the Inspector General’s hot line. Although we may have concerns that there will be recriminations or possibly a negative outcome, you may want to weigh the issue and … Continue reading