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Center For Prison Reform CPR Newsletter
August 7, 2014
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Welcome to the first issue of the Center For Prison Reform newsletter. Each week, we will be sending the top stories and latest research in prison reform straight to your inbox.

You can find even more on our website www.CenterForPrisonReform.org and be sure to follow us on social media for daily updates.

Edwina Rogers
Edwina Rogers
In this week's issue, we bring you the conclusions of recent studies concerning correctional education programs and their effectiveness at reducing recidivism, as well as a look at the link between incarceration rates and crime.

In addition, you will find articles about new prison reforms taking place in Alabama and Georgia. Explore the ways Alabama is taking on third-party prison phone providers, and how Georgia has significantly reduced the incarceration rates of African Americans in their state. Finally, take a look at the muppet-based satire of prison reform from the mind of John Oliver.

Edwina Rogers
Executive Director
Center For Prison Reform

Safer Communities

Fewer People In Prison Could Actually Mean Less Crime


This interesting collection of statistics in a convenient infographic highlights states that have seen significant increases or decreases in violent and property crimes, and how it compares to their current incarceration rates. Are communities really safer with more criminals behind bars?
Making the call on prison phone 

systems

Alabama to Rein in Third-Party Payment Profit Sharing in Prison Telephone Industry


Alabama makes the call on what is right and wrong with their current for-profit prison phone system. Can they eliminate the current hang-ups?
Governor Nathan Deal

Deal's Prison Reforms Dramatically Lower Black Inmate Incarceration


Georgia's Governor Nathan Deal made it a priority to reduce the financial and societal costs of the state's prison system. After leading the nation in incarceration as recently as 2009, Georgia is now seeing a 20% reduction in African American citizens behind bars.
Correctional education

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education


Can a strong correctional education program really help reduce recidivism and aid in an offender's productive return to society? This Rand Corporation survey explains which programs work and why.
John Oliver

Video of the Week


Recently, John Oliver took on prison reform in America as part of his HBO program, Last Week Tonight. From the hard facts to a sing-a-long with some Sesame Street inspired puppets, Oliver presents a detailed summary of the current state of our country's prison system.






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