Center For Prison Reform CPR Newsletter
October 10, 2014
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In this week's newsletter, our youngest and oldest inmates take center stage, as well as a look into the real costs of the US prison system for offenders and their families.

Get caught up on the debate centered around the rapidly growing aging inmate population; revisit the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and the latest efforts to reauthorize and update this forty year old legislation, and learn how California is working to ensure juvenile offenders continue their education upon release from the system.

In addition, take a look at a new research paper and its findings concerning the cycle of crime and debt for many offenders already fighting to get by financially, and in our Video of the Week, learn about the prison payment service JPay and the costs many families are experiencing while loved ones are behind bars.

Finally, don't forget to join us on October 15th 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

Aging prisoners

America's Aging Prison Population

America's prison population is aging, adding even more troubles to an over-burdened system. With high healthcare costs and ever-increasing prison populations, the debate has begun on whether it is fiscally and morally sound to keep elderly inmates behind bars.
Juvenile justice

Will the JJDPA be Reauthorized in 2014?

Forty years after the landmark legislation set up funding and protections for juvenile offenders, the bill is in need of an update. With plans by at least one senator to push the reauthorization through Congress, will progress be made this year?
Keeping juvenile offenders in school

From Court School to the Classroom

When juveniles transfer out of California's corrections system, only twenty percent continue their education. Thankfully, a new bill aims to change that, making it mandatory for officials to transfer them into new schools upon release. How will this impact recidivism?
The debt penalty

The Debt Penalty in America's Justice System

For some inmates in the United States, the corrections system is an endless cycle of fees, incarceration, debt, and recidivism. With every system mandating a different repayment to society for offenders, what is the best way to preserve justice while not increasing a convict's likelihood to reoffend?
Time is money

Video of the Week

Get to know the money-sending service JPay, which is quickly taking over America's prison systems as the most used, and sometimes sole option, for families of offenders to send funds to their loved ones behind bars for services and necessities of modern prison life.

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