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October 2008 - Thinking About Corrections

Thinking About Corrections

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    Significant Reading on Alternatives to Incarceration

    In July, the United States Sentencing Commission hosted the National Symposium on Alternatives to Incarceration, a two day event that brought together distinguished panels of practitioners and academicians. The proceedings of the Symposium are now posted, and cover topics such as Prison Programs Resulting in Reduced Sentences, States' Implementation of Alternatives to Incarceration, and Focus on Reentry.
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    Release Planning for Successful Reentry, A Guide

    New from the Urban Institute's Justice Policy Center is Release Planning for Successful Reentry : A Guide for Corrections, Service Providers, and Community Groups. The guide covers release planning's role, key components of a release plan, and opportunities and challenges of release planning. Appendixes include case studies and a state-by-state "scan of practice." Also new from the Urban Institute are two Reentry Mapping Briefs, one on the future of justice mapping, and the other...
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