Alaska’s Corrections commissioner has canceled an upcoming Father’s Day event at a correctional center near Wasilla, upsetting some families of inmates.
People who work with released prisoners say the best way to combat crime is enhancing access to programs that target mental health problems and drug addiction — not increasing prison terms.
A grand jury handed up an indictment Thursday against nine people on felony counts of drug possession and attempting to sneak the contraband into Lemon Creek Correctional Center.
In the last two decades, Norway has made a series of changes to lower their recidivism rate — the rate people convicted of crimes re-offend. These changes include making life in prison look a lot more like normal life.
360 North’s new documentary “Inside Out: Leaving Prison Behind,” premieres 8 p.m. this Friday, June 23 on 360 North.
Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.
U.S. Courts has hired new officers to deal with the release of drug offenders. Some “are not going to succeed. … It’s our job to minimize the harm they are going to create,” chief of probation said.
In one prison, spinning helps keep the pounds and rage at bay.
Three years ago, the court struck down mandatory life sentences in cases involving juvenile defendants. Should that ruling be applied retroactively to those sentenced to life long ago?
As President Obama pushes to overhaul the criminal justice system, three former inmates share what it’s like to strive for success on the outside — and what it takes to leave an old life behind.