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Prison Reform in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Prison Society)
Select ADVOCACY to see fact sheets and sample letters. Includes a fact sheet on prisoner voting rights in Pennsylvania.
Longer Prison Sentences Make Incarceration More Contagious (Smithsonian)
"Incarceration can be contagious, according to a recent study using U.S. Census statistics and a computer simulation. Scientists compared the effects of a 14-month sentence and a 17-month sentence over the next 50 years for the prisoner and their family and friends. African-Americans are six times more likely to be imprisoned and spend an average of 17 months behind bars, while whites spend about 14 months in prison. The incarceration rate in the simulation declined slightly in the decades following initial incarceration for the shorter sentence, while nearly tripling for the longer sentence."
Dan Pacholke: How Prisons Can Help Inmates Live Meaningful Lives
In the United States, the agencies that govern prisons are often called ‘Department of Corrections.’ And yet, their focus is on containing and controlling inmates. Dan Pacholke, Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Corrections, shares a different vision: of prisons that provide humane living conditions as well as opportunities for meaningful work and learning.
Filmed March 2014 at TEDxMonroeCorrectionalComplex
Reforming the Criminal Justice System
Publication Date: 2011
"Huge issues confront America today: among them health care, poverty, and the place of religion in government. with the nation on the brink of changes, it's more important than ever before for students to understand what led to these problems and why people in power disagree about what caused them and, therefore, how to solve them. More important, the books in Controversy! give students a way to use critical thinking to create informed opinions on where they stand on these issues, and may help them become part of the solution." ~ Provided by publisher
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