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The Business of Corrections: Toward a Nonprofit Model

The for-profit prison model was introduced in 1983 to alleviate overcrowding in the public sector, but it also introduced valuable...

What Dynamic Security Looks Like

I’ve written a few times lately about what I’ve seen in visits to prisons in Norway and Belize, and how...

Corrections Reform as Social Reform

Let me just start with the obvious: I’m not a social scientist. As a warden and corrections system security director,...

Countdown to 59: A Warden’s Passion for Change

As I write this, I have exactly 410 days left until I turn 59 and 7341 days until I reach...

What Comes After “Lock ’em Up”?

What Comes After “Lock ‘Em Up?”  After decades of being on the decline, crime rates have risen in several states...

What Happens in Norway, Shouldn’t Stay in Norway

The “Norway model” has become a buzzword in the corrections industry. For some, the term refers to a fairytale land...

New Victims, Old Problems: The Recidivism Crisis Unfolds

In the intricate tapestry of crime and correction, a significant piece is often neglected: the aftermath of incarceration. Nearly all...

Echoes of Change: A Visionary’s Call for Compassionate Corrections

In the vast tapestry of society’s grand narrative, few challenges are as enduring and complex as the transformation of the...

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