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  • Fresh From Prison, a Brother Rejoins the Family Bread Business - Inc Mag...

    Dave Dahl, the bad seed. Could there be a less likely candidate to revive a 50-year-old family business?  Robbie McClaran Bill Donohue Jun 1, 2009Glenn Dahl was taking an absurd risk in letting his younger brother Dave—recovering addict, six-time felon—back into his life and business The worst ...

  • An Inmate Firefighter Finds His Proudest Moment

    August 24, 2012 Severe drought has parched huge swaths of the United States this year, the first time since the mid 1950s that drought has affected so much of the nation. With so much scorched land, the center of the country could be described as a tinderbox; in recent months, severe wildfire...

  • Halawa Hawaii inmates turn their lives around in prison

    Halawa inmates turn their lives around in prison Manolo Morales 8/31/12 Getting a high school diploma is merely a rite of passage for teenagers. For ten inmates at Halawa Prison, it's a chance to turn their lives around. The prison cells at Halawa can easily destroy the hopes and dreams o...

  • Meet America’s New Small-Business Owners: Ex-Cons

    By Steve Yoder, The Fiscal Times March 27, 2012 After Cedric Hornbuckle, age 37, served eight years in prison for drug dealing, he knew finding a job in the real world would be difficult—studies have found that any criminal record can cut someone’s chance of finding a job by nearly one half. So...

  • Enron's Fastow may only serve five years with drug program - Fortune

    Fortune's Peter Elkind explains why the very people Enron's former CFO Andrew Fastow helped defraud helped him to a lighter sentence.Andrew Fastow is serving six years in Oakdale, La. November 27 2006 (Fortune Magazine) -- Howls are still being heard about the sentence granted Enron's forme...

  • Rod Blagojevich Asks For RDAP Program in Prison

    By Jeralyn  -  Wed Dec 14, 2011 The judge presiding over Rod Blagojevich's criminal case has agreed to recommend the Bureau of Prisons admit him to RDAP - the residential drug and alcohol program that allows inmates who successfully complete it to cut up to a year off their prison terms. The ne...

  • Intriguing Ninth Circuit ruling on RDAP eligibility claim

    April 14, 2010 The federal residential drug abuse program (RDAP) is rarely discussed and, even more rarely the subject of litigation. For this reason (and others), we found intriguing today's Ninth Circuit panel ruling in Mora-Meraz v. Thomas, No. 09-35413 (9th Cir. Apr. 14, 2010). Her...

  • Crooked Cop Bill Phillips: The Perils of Testifying

    September 24, 2007 Here are three lessons we can learn from the case of crooked cop William Phillips, who is to be paroled in November after spending nearly 40 years in jail. Lesson One: Beware of testifying before an outside agency investigating the police department if there is evil in your p...

  • Tales of a Former Federal Inmate - Half-Way House/RDAP

    Halfway House Time / RDAP If you are sentenced to federal prison, the last 10% of your sentence will be spent in a half-way house if your paperwork is submitted on time by the staff at your facility and the halfway house has a bed for you. The Second Chance Act states that you can ask for up to ...