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Private Prison Populations Grew Five Times Faster than Prisons Overall

The Sentencing Project, a non-profit advocacy group, recently released a short study on privately-owned prisons in the U.S.  One of the most striking facts documented by the study, Capitalizing on Mass Incarceration: U.S. Growth in Private Prisons, was that in the first sixteen years of this century, the number of inmates held by private prison

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Prison Education Programs Must Keep Pace with the Changing World

Prison education programs work. That is a fact that has been backed up by numerous studies. For prison education to be truly effective, it must keep pace with the changing world. Thankfully, in many States, this is the case. For example, the Maryland Department of Corrections (MDC) now uses tablets for its inmate GED program.

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