Commentary: Good intentions in recidivism or just padding?

As a prison inmate, I recently completed a program that was just plain common sense. We talked about our fears, our goals and the present situations that led us to relapse and recidivism. On the first day of class the counselor greeted each client with a cheerful “good morning.” She then went on to explain […]

Commentary: Let’s get serious in addressing recidivism

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We’re through another legislative session, and besides making it easier for adults to get their criminal record sealed; what did we accomplish toward addressing recidivism? To quote the main sponsor, “this legislation helps to create a fair criminal justice system for all and much more— this is a jobs bill that will create safer communities […]