Following recent studies in Florida (Bales and Mears, 2008) and Canada (Derkzen, Gobeil, and Gileno, 2009), this study examines the effects of prison visitation on recidivism among 16,420 offenders released from Minnesota prisons between 2003 and 2007. Using multiple measures of visitation (any visit, total number of visits, visits per month, timing of visits, and …Read More
Archive for ‘Ex-offenders’
John Coffey Jr. was a promising local baseball pitcher with opportunities to play at Michigan community colleges.
He had time to spend with a family he calls supportive and various jobs in roofing or construction work.
Heroin took all this — and more.
A close friend died. He saw and felt his own mind and body deteriorating, but …Read More
Recidivism is a perennial problem in Philadelphia. Making this problem worse, is a deficit of facts about recidivism. Recidivism is a subset of reincarceration. Reincarceration means that someone is suspected to have committed a crime (or did a technical violation of parole), whereas recidivism typically means that someone has been found guilty of a crime.
Reincarceration …Read More
… He faced cocaine charges and was in Surfside when he went to court 23 years ago.
The judge was lenient and imposed no sentence on Vanier but something inside of him made him reconsider the choices that he made.
“I can’t explain what it was. I was almost laughing thinking I had beat the rap and …Read More
MOBILE, Alabama — When you’ve been locked up for more than 2 decades, even the most mundane tasks can be daunting.
Like getting a driver’s license.
Before a federal jury in Mobile convicted her in 1990 of participating in a crack cocaine conspiracy, Stephanie Nodd said, she had never driven a car. Her first experience behind the …Read More
After waiting about two hours to appear before a Tulsa County special judge on his child support case, Jemal Rawlings spent less than 30 seconds at the bench.
“He’s in compliance,” said an attorney with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
Rawlings smiled in relief as he headed back to his new job.
“The less time you’re in …Read More
BUSHNELL, Fla. — James R. White, a Marine Corps veteran in a blue uniform, saluted crisply as the honor guard marched around the courtyard, stopped and marched again.
But there were no weapons in sight here. No polished shoes. No gleaming caps. The 85 men standing at attention wore prison garb. When the ceremony was over, …Read More
Michigan Department of Corrections Director Dan Heyns sees ensuring offenders have the resources to improve as imperative to the corrections process.
His thoughts on a reentry program, of which he was critical as Jackson County sheriff, have changed, he said late last month during a Lansing interview with the Citizen Patriot.
Law enforcement authorities found fault with …Read More
MARION – Living in the Ohio State Reformatory for Women in Marysville was no life.
Likewise, Michelle Wood knew the drug-based lifestyle that put her in prison for three years was one to which she did not want to return.
“I knew that I was coming home and that if I wanted to make some changes in …Read More
Frederick Recupido, 35, recently arrived in San Diego after spending much of the last decade serving two terms in Tahachapi State Prison, located near Bakersfield.
“I had no place to go,” he said. “My family’s support is there, it’s just not as it used to be because this is the second time.”
Recupido was one of the …Read More