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    The Reentry Challenge

    by Jim Cosby, Director, National Institute of Corrections National Reentry Week is April 24-30, 2016 “America is the land of second chances,” George W. Bush once said. The difference between making that statement and ensuring that people have the opportunity for second chances is what reentry is all about. It is no secret that the United States has the largest prison population and the second highest per capita incarceration rate in the world. An important effort in reducing that population...
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    What is the National Institute of Corrections?

    Introduction The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is the only federal agency with a legislative mandate ( Public Law 93-41 5 ) to provide specialized services to corrections from a national perspective. NIC is recognized by other federal agencies for its unique role and quality services. Its leadership is evidenced by the numerous partnerships and interagency agreements targeted to provide correctional services and training. NIC is unique because it provides direct service rather than financial...
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