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Center For Prison Reform CPR Newsletter
September 18, 2014
Hello <<First Name>>,

This week, take a look at the letter The Center For Prison Reform has been distributing to Congressional staff, detailing our goals and outlining our position on meaningful, bipartisan reforms. Travel across the pond and learn about the disturbing new trend plaguing prisons in Britain and Wales, where inmate suicides have climbed to an alarming rate.

See how tattooed prisoners are far more likely to end up back behind bars sooner than their un-inked counterparts, explore a new report detailing the dramatic increase of incarceration rates in the United States over the past four decades, and discover new insights into the underlying factors at hand. In addition, watch reforms at work in a prison in India, where a program is helping to elevate inmates to their fullest potential.

Finally, don't forget to join us on September 24th for the next Center For Prison Reform weekly call-in from 2-2:30PM EST. All are welcome; dial (605) 562-3140 and use the participant code 408388#.

Edwina Rogers
Edwina Rogers
Edwina Rogers
Executive Director
Center For Prison Reform

The Center For Prison Reform

CPR Contacts Congressional Staff


The Center For Prison Reform has been busy building its coalition, reaching out to all levels of government and activists. An introductory letter has been sent to many congressional staff members detailing CPR's goals and mission, with positive results.
Inmate Suicides in Britain and Wales Increase

Inmate Suicides Spike Overseas


Britain and Wales are experiencing a dramatic increase in prisoner suicides, with rates climbing 64% in the past year alone. What are the causes of this unsettling trend, and what is being done to assist at-risk prisoners in response?
Growing Incarceration Rates

Growing Incarceration Rates


From substance addictions to poor education and lack of work training, society has fueled a marked increase in incarceration rates across the country over the last four decades. Explore the new study that examines this trend.
Prison Tattoos

Tattoos, Jobs, and Recidivism


Would you hire an employee with visible tattoos and a prison record? Many employers will not, and a new paper finds that this visible barrier to employment upon release has a dramatic effect on recidivism rates.
Art of Living Prison Reform

Video of the Week


This week, explore how the Art of Living program is working with prisons around the world to elevate inmates and teach them strategies to improve their lives by watching the program at work at a facility in India.






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