Category Archives: prison policy initiative

Attica’s lessons and the urgency of ending prison-based gerrymandering

“Two-thirds of new prisons were built in rural areas, despite the experience at Attica and despite research showing that keeping an incarcerated person close to home increases family visits and reduces the odds of recidivism or a return to prison.” … Continue reading

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Return To Sender; Postcard-Only Policies

For prisons or jails to only allow prisoners to receive postcards is just another way to sever ties to outside support systems and to INCREASE the odds that a prisoner will re-offend. It also…conveniently enough – prevents word and documentation … Continue reading

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