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  • Ex-inmate Survived Prison through Continuing Education

    Bill McClellan  Sunday, July 22, 2012 Twenty years ago, George Spann belonged to the College and Carter Six Deuce Crips. As the name suggests, they sold dope — mostly crack cocaine — at the intersection of College and Carter avenues on the city's North Side. Unlike most of the gang members, Spa...

  • From Prison to a Paycheck - WSJ

    Former inmate Hector Morales at work; the Office of Reentry in Newark, N.J., intervened to help him. He says he was tired of being a bad role model for his kids.By Howard Husock  -  August 3, 2012 Instead of training and counseling, Newark is trying work first—with promising results Hector Mora...

  • In Sing Sing, power of music may be transforming lives

    July 28, 2012 (CBS News) OSSINING, N.Y. - At one music workshop, the lessons are not surprising, but the students' resumes are. Daniel Barthels, Denis Martinez and Kenyatta Hughes are part of a rather unusual group of musicians. The unlikely school of ...

  • Yoga and Meditation Taught in York State Correctional Prison for Women

    8/27/2012 This is an interview with Elizabeth Johnstone, who in 2007 started teaching yoga and meditation at York Correctional Institution in Niantic, Conn., a high-security women's prison. After attending a "Personal Revolution" bootcamp with Baron Baptiste, she began teachi...

  • Prison Dads Learn Meaning of 'Father' - USA Today

    Even with her monthly visits, Makayla McGrath, 9, cannot get enough of her dad, Ricky Tisdale. This is their first time participating in the Returning Hearts celebration. It's the one time a year where family members can have physical contact at this maximum-security prison. Volunteer chaperone S...

  • 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...