Tag Archive: families

How can we help young men stay out of jail?

March 30, 2024

Post #238 900 words; 4 minutes to read   Summary: A study of 1600 young men in Quebec shows that imprisonment can badly interfere with normal life development, leading to increased recidvism. A very high proportion of the people in...

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Parole is challenging for women leaving prison

January 24, 2024

Post #234 1200 words; 5 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer law student Hannah Lee Summary: Women released on parole face many obstacles to building good lives, some of which are a direct result of the parole system itself....

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Ion scanners and family visits

July 7, 2022

Post #195 900 words; 4 minutes to read Audio summary by volunteer Averi Brailey Maintaining links with family is vitally important in any effort to rehabilitate prisoners.  Yet visiting someone in prison is a daunting experience.  Visitors to a federal...

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Prisoner experience 9 – Visits (part 1)

November 30, 2021

Post #181 970 words; 4 minutes to read This audio summary courtesy of volunteer Averi Brailey. This is the ninth in an ongoing series of posts sent to us by a former prisoner who wishes to remain anonymous.  Previous posts...

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The many harms of remand

June 25, 2019 |

This post is 600 words and can be read in 3 minutes. Jailing people after arrest – the process called remand – creates many harms. Previous posts have commented on this issue, but new research by Holly Pelvin details some...

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