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Building a Path Home

Community Corrections and Reentry for Justice-Involved Individuals  Introduction:  In our journey towards creating a more just and equitable society, it...

Do Incentive Contracts Work?

My colleague Eli Oaks recently wrote about Arizona’s opportunity to hold private prison operators accountable to outcomes. One of the bills, the Private...

A Missed Chance for Reform

For-profit prisons are afraid. The industry has faced plenty of challenges in recent years, including a commitment from the White House not...

Enhancing Reentry Services: A Crucial Step Toward Successful Community Integration

As a formerly incarcerated person who served over twenty years in federal prison, I know the challenges of successfully reentering...

“Clean and Green” for Earth Day: Complying with ACA Accreditation Standards

New, innovative biotechnology has changed the way institutions look at cleaning. *This article originally appeared in www.CorrectionsOne.com. Reprinted here by...

From Punishment to Growth: Harnessing Lessons Learned from the UK and Malta

Annually, I make it a point to explore various correctional systems, both domestically and abroad, fueled by an insatiable curiosity...

A Celebration of Reentry

April marks Second Chance Month, a time dedicated to highlighting the importance of supporting those transitioning from prison back into...

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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