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Work Programs Bridging Prisons To the Community

Finding a job and somewhere to live are probably the two most critical factors determining whether a released offender will do well, or end up back in prison. In the United States, up to 90% of those who are sent back to prison are unemployed. In the U.K., the one-year recidivism rate for released offenders

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Oregon Garnishment Exemption Protects Funds in Prisoners’ Accounts

Norman Schlunt / Image courtesy Stephanie Yao and theoregonian.com By Mark Wilson An Oregon judge has held that a prosecutor improperly seized money from a prisoner’s trust account to pay a court-ordered “compensatory fine.” In 2006, Norman Earl Schlunt was convicted of poisoning and suffocating his business partner and sentenced to life in prison. He

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