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Expanding vocational programs to prisons and high schools

The United States unemployment rate decreased to 3.5% in September 2019, the lowest it has been since December 1969. Since 1948, the American employment...

UCR researcher discovers black women plagued by employment disadvantages post-prison

UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Susila Gurusami, found that black women face more challenges than any other category of people in Los Angeles when trying...

College education for prisoners

Since the 1990s, prison education programs started getting shut down due to federal and state legislators cutting funds. So, the college degrees awarded to...

Before you cheer on UC prison divestment, read this

In December, the University of California made history by being the first public university system to divest its shareholdings from for-profit prison companies, such...

UC prison divestment is a half-hearted, face-saving gesture

Recently, the University of California system divested from California's private prisons, selling approximately $25 million in shares from several of these corporations. This comes...

Santa has no boundaries: former inmates allowed a chance to receive...

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, former inmates have a lot to be thankful for. Christmas has arrived early and brought the gift of...

District Attorney speaks on rising crime in Riverside

Last Thursday, UCR’s new School of Public Policy hosted Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin at the Center for Environmental Research (CE-CERT) building off...

Death through justice or death to our pocketbooks?

It was July 20, 2012: the opening night of the world-renowned film “The Dark Knight Rises.” An event that should have been a fun-filled...

Lowering capacity of overcrowded state prisons and fitting the punishment to...

California has the most overcrowded prisons in the entire country. These prisons are so beyond capacity the Supreme Court deemed the state in violation...

Sociologist Robert Nash Parker deems three-strikes law outdated

UC Riverside Professor of Sociology Robert Nash Parker has released research findings in which he asserts the failure of California’s three-strikes law in deterring...
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