Criminal justice measure poised to become law with bipartisan support

Dec 13, 2018
The proposed law would shift thousands of federal inmates out of prison and into transitional programs.
The proposed law would shift thousands of federal inmates out of prison and into transitional programs.
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When in prison, the costs are steep and the pay is close to nothing

Aug 21, 2017
Data compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative shows that the average incarcerated worker in state and federal prison now earns 86 cents per day, a 7 cent decrease from 2001 when inmates earned 93 cents for a day’s work.
A California State Prison-Solano inmate uses a hand tool to pack decomposed granite while installing a drought-tolerant garden in the prison yard in Vacaville, California. 
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New York City pension funds are divesting private prison stocks

Jun 9, 2017
New York City’s pension funds announced they’re selling $48 million in stocks and bonds invested in three private prison companies. It’s the first group to publicly divest from that industry, and cited recent reports of inmate deaths, as well as…