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School v. Prisons: Education's The Way to Cut the Prison Population

By Deborah Stipek and Kathryn Hanson Victor Hugo’s 19th century remark, “He who opens a college door closes a prison,” still holds true these days. The connection among education and incarceration was made starkly clear at Stanford’s 2014 Cubberley Lecture, exactly where actress Anna Deveare Smith brought to life the difficulties facing disadvantaged youth in American

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Why Is Sweden Closing Its Prisons?

By Dianne Frazee-Walker Sweden is doing something to lower the recidivism rate and forcing prisons to close because they are taking a different approach to crime and punishment. Globally, we need to play close attention to what Sweden is doing. The sentences are not as long in Sweden, which makes prison authorities realize the work

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