Revolving Doors: An Ex-Con's Journey Back to Prison
Filmmaker James Burns spent two years following Jason Bobbitt, a father of five who, despite attempts to retain meaningful employment, fails and returns to prison.
'Vice' on HBO Tackles Criminal Justice Reform and Youth Incarceration
Here's how you can help at risk youth from becoming an incarceration statistic.
Ex-Juvenile Detainees Get Job Training and a Second Chance at This Dallas Restaurant
Dropping recidivism rates, one new job at a time.
A Safe Housing Space for Formerly Incarcerated Women Faces Opposition from Lawmakers and Neighbors
Topeka Sam's Hope House is an invaluable resource for lowering incarceration rates but needs help to keep the doors open in the face of hostility.
America's Broken Cash Bail System is Criminal Justice Gone Terribly Wrong
Across the country, legislators acknowledge that the bail bonds unfairly targets poor people and people of color. Now some states are taking steps to change.
My First Job Out of Prison Was Back in Prison
"It felt like all eyes were on me."
David Van Horn, as told to Maurice Chammah
In Our Image
Bail Algorithms Are As Accurate As Random People Doing an Online Survey
Algorithms like COMPAS that predict recidivism have flooded the criminal justice system—but do they work?
Tea Entrepreneurs Challenge Their Community to See People First, Ex-Offenders Second
Sustainability is about more than what’s being harvested, how and where. It’s about the people who are doing the harvesting, and the impact business has on them.
These Startups Think Jobs Not Sentences Help Keep Ex-Offenders Out of Jail
Some young Londoners are on a mission to help reduce reoffending rates by employing inmates on release.
How These Pro Bono Lawyers Are Fighting Louisiana's Broken Court System
The Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana's mission is to stop recidivism by working for ex-offenders in legal trouble.
This New Jobs Platform Matches Ex-Offenders With Employers
Anywhere between 60 and 75 percent of ex-offenders are still unemployed a year after their release, so this new technology wants to bring those numbers down.
Last Chance High
Pennsylvania Crime Initiative Works by Helping Former Inmates Get Jobs
Most of us still fail to really grasp how insurmountable the transition can be, but formerly incarcerated people can get help with access to the right resources.