WHY DRUG ADDICTION IS SIMPLER THAN YOU THOUGHT A five minute video, based on the book by Johann Hari, “Chasing the Scream”, was put out by Patreon (they welcome your contributions through their website, Patreon.com) It describes the causes of addiciton and the “Cure” in a clear and simple way for the lay person (as … Read moreCOMMENTARY
The drug court judge creates an environment in which successful drug court “communities” can thrive; where a “drug court team” comes together to institutionalize community-based structures for long-term success.
Bored Judges and lazy D.A.’s who make the easy deals and disinterested lawyers who force it on their clients are the mark of a conventional criminal justice system.
72 National Prison Directors attended the 15th Annual ICPA Conference, whose theme this year was, “Thinking Outside the Cell: Reducing the Use of Imprisonment”
President Larry Trumka’ spoke for prison reform resolutions at his AFL-CIO Conference , arguing, “Mass incarceration is a betrayal of the American promise,”
Dr. Carl Hart, of Columbia University, has written a controversial book, “High Price”, that claims that drug abuse is a symptom of society’s problems.
“The Harlem Reentry Court Toolkit”, is an excellent document describing in detail the structure, principles, and procedures of the Harlem Parole Reentry Court.
Sept.9,2013 Go to the “Jeff Tauber” Channel on You Tube for the comprehensive 28 video tutorial on reentry courts The San Francisco Reentry court Team was made up of program staff and volunteers who came together to providef community and friendship in an otherwise cold courtroom setting. A You Tube channel set up in my … Read moreA “You Tube” Reentry Court Tutorial
In an article, “The Conservative War on Prisons”, , the authors make the powerful case for a conservative genesis for the current prison reform movement.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has funded The “Justice Reinvestment Initiative” which is having an extraordinary effect on prison reform in many states
Courts need to get involved, lending their prestige and influence, in leading the way to a balanced implementation of California’s AB109 realignment.
The National Reentry Resource Center, provides highlights of BJA’s administration of the “Second Chance Act”, over its first five years
Drug court development is being fostered in Trinidad and Tobago by the OAS and the IADTC, in the hope that such programs will reduce the need for imprisonment
The Sentencing Project’s report that 25 Prisons closed in 15 states over the past 2 years, is just one indicator of a shift toward prison reform across the U.S.
RCS editor, Jeff Tauber argues in an editorial that offenders placed in poorly structured and funded alternative programs, are setting themselves up for failure