Hello <<First Name>>,
October is here, and by the end of the month, a new teen court program could be training jurors to judge their peers in Illinois, with the goal of curbing juvenile delinquency. In addition, a new report from the Brennan Center for Justice has made some thoughtful recommendations for federal prosecutors that could have a significant impact on prison reform.
Our neighbors to the north in Canada have discovered a disturbing trend involving suicide, mental illness, and segregation cells, and Wyoming is seeing great reductions in recidivism rates thanks to a strong prison education program. In our video of the week, enjoy a performance from the Kennedy Center that was written and scored completely behind bars.
Finally, don't forget to join us on October 8th 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#.