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Center For Prison Reform CPR Newsletter
December 4, 2014
Hello <<First Name>>,

This week, New York City has a plan to spend $130 million on prisons to fight surprising statistics.

Read two shocking reports from America and the UK: one good and one bad. Find out which country's criminal justice system has something to celebrate.

Meet a former corrections officer and see prison through his eyes, and discover the book that responds to Ferguson.

Want to be involved? Join our next weekly national call on December 10th from 2-2:30PM EST. Ring (605) 562-3140 and type in code 408388#.

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

NYC Mayor de Blasio

New York's $130 Million Prison Plan


An astounding 40% of New York City prisoners have a mental health issues and 85% have a substance abuse problem. Now the Mayor is spending big on a bold plan to help.
Justice While Black

Book Responds to Recent Cases


This bold new book about racial factors in police procedure spells out the traps of a criminal justice system that often sees African-Americans as targets - and dollar signs.
Juvenile

Why are Juvenile Arrests Falling?


The era of "criminalizing" kids may be ending, with huge declines in arrests since the 1990s. What's the cause? This report in Business Insider gives the numbers and speculates.
Censorship

UK Chief Prison Inspector: Report


Censorship dominates the discussion of prison reform in the UK. Guards and prisoners can't talk. Now a new report of Elmley prison blows the doors off of the secrecy.
Insane science experiment

Video: the "Insane" Prison in Maine


Robert Reilly, a former prison guard in Maine, says some of his co-workers "should have been on the other side of the bars". Get the shocking inside story of what he calls the "insane experiment" of correcting prisoners.






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