celebrating the graduation of inmates in Cheshire Correctional Institution

It started out as the Cheshire Reformatory in 1909. The goal of the Reformatory was to keep male prisoners aged 16-24 out of the adult prison population. The Reformatory evolved over the years, and now it’s Connecticut’s Cheshire Correctional Institution, where male adult offenders carry out long sentences. It’s a level four facility and includes…

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President Trump’s Prison Education Plan – Is it Enough?

On August 9, President Trump sat down with governors and state attorneys general to discuss prison reform and prisoner education. The majority of America’s prison population is held in state-run facilities and given that America has the highest incarceration rates in the world – the meeting was an important step in addressing these issues. Or…

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Online Education in Prison Benefits the State and the Student

Prison education programs benefit everyone. The RAND Corporation, a non-profit global policy think tank, notes offenders that who have participated in prison education programs cut their risk of recidivism by 43 percent. If those education programs focused on vocational training, they also raise their employability by 13 percent. “Our findings suggest that we no longer…

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Code/Out and Arke are joining forces to help Female inmates in Georgia learn computer coding skills

Thanks to a partnership between Code/Out and Arke, women in the Georgia prison system are getting a unique learning opportunity, thanks to a collaboration between Code/Out and Arke. Code/Out is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing recidivism and poverty among incarcerated women in the Georgia penal system. Code/Out addresses this by teaching female inmates how…

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