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Why some Refuse a COVID vaccine

Why some Refuse a COVID vaccine

Adapted from - Refusing a COVID vaccine is immoral [Editorial-USA Today (11Dec2020)] Robert Prentice [director of the Ethics Unwrapped program in the Center for Leadership & Ethics at The University of Texas at Austin] Is it unethical to refuse a COVID-19 vaccine?...

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Pennsylvania Rate of Incarceration

  A report by the Prison Policy Initiative details the numbers of incarcerated people and the rate of incarcerations in states across the country.  Pennsylvania has 96,000 people behind bars.  That is a rate of 725 per 100,000 people (including prisons, jails,...

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Covid death rate is ‘triple’ among incarcerated people

Covid death rate is ‘triple’ among incarcerated people

The researchers also found that after adjusting for age and sex differences between the two groups, the coronavirus death rate is three time higher for prisoners compared to the general US population. The study confirms long reported concerns that incarcerated people...

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It looks like any  other graduation

It looks like any other graduation

It looks like any other graduation, except these graduates earned their degrees in prison. This took place at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in the town of Pacific, where all 10 of the graduates are incarcerated. The graduates received Associate of Arts...

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Storytelling helps children of incarcerated parents

Storytelling helps children of incarcerated parents

How Storytelling helps parents in prison stay connected to their kids When a parent is sent to prison, the unintended victims of their crimes are their own children -- without stability and support, kids are at higher risk for mental health and development issues. In...

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Prisoner Reentry 2018 in NJ

Prisoner Reentry 2018 in NJ

Former NJ Gov. Jim McGreevey and NJ Institute for Social Justice Pres. Ryan Haygood: Fighting recidivism by breaking down the barriers to successful prisoner re-entry.   Click to view

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Community Court: A Kinder, Gentler Way?

Community Court: A Kinder, Gentler Way?

Newark Municipal Court Judge Victoria Pratt: her unusual approach to handling low level, non-violent crime by using support, scolding and social services to salvage, rather than punish. Click to view.

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Psychiatric treatment of the incarcerated

Psychiatric treatment of the incarcerated

  Elizabeth Ford, head of the NYC Health & Hospitals Correctional Health Services, is interviewed about mental health in the prison system. Hear excerpts from her appearance on the Daily Show.     .

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