Monthly Archives: June 2011

Chronic pain as the gateway to drug addictions

What I am going to say here my be somewhat controversial but I think it needs to be said anyway. In some 15 years as a prison volunteer, I will say that chronic pain has been the gateway to more … Continue reading

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D-day minus 7

It hit me after practice this morning that last night was the last Thursday for 60 days when I will be putting my head down on my pillow. Next Thursday my pillow will be my leather jacket folded up on … Continue reading

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Support group gives Hope to female former inmates

I can not say too much about this subject. Time and time again, I have seen this type of activity bring some women back from the edge, put food on the table and just be there in moments of despair, … Continue reading

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Mentoring in prison and reentry

CONCORD – Janice Gould, 65, had been fulfilling a prison sentence in women’s correctional facilities since she was 34. She started at a state correctional facility in Florida, then moved to the State Prison for Women in Goffstown, then to … Continue reading

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Dayton Daily News (OH) — Criminal records keeping millions of Ohioans jobless

6/25/11 — Justin Gannon has a drawer stuffed with medals for meritorious service in Kosovo and post-Katrina New Orleans. He has a 2009 honorable discharge certificate from the Army National Guard. There’s just one thing he doesn’t have: a job. … Continue reading

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Convicts called too poor to pay

The payment of restitution is a very contentious subject and it does not seem as if there is any middle ground in the debate. This article highlights a lot of the key issues: 6/27/11 — Most of Hawaii’s criminal offenders … Continue reading

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Employing Your Mission: Building Cultural Competence In Reentry Service Agencies

This toolkit, co-published by the Fortune Society and John Jay College of Criminal Justice, addresses several interrelated issues regarding the successful reentry into society of formerly incarcerated men and women. First, it discusses a reentry crisis of unparalleled proportions currently … Continue reading

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The Real Costs and Benefits of Change: Finding Opportunities for Reform During Difficult Fiscal Times

Legislators across the country are currently looking at state budgets for areas to cut, and many have already made reductions to juvenile justice programming. Advocates have worked for years to achieve reform, only to see the fruit of their efforts … Continue reading

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Providing Effective Family-based Treatment Services for Justice-Involved Individuals

NRRC Webinar: Providing Effective Family-based Treatment Services for Justice-Involved Individuals Research indicates the importance of including family members, including children, in the treatment process of a loved one who is incarcerated. Family-based treatment services should be an essential component of … Continue reading

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A $20 gift for travel

Don’t know that I have ever been so touched as the $20 that was left for me while I was out this morning. It was from a man that heard about the trip and has struggled mightily with addictions most … Continue reading

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