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DOJ Surveys Mental Health Among Prison and Jail Inmates

  About one in seven state and federal prisoners, and one in four jail inmates report having serious psychological distress, according to a study released by the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics on June 22. The report was based on a survey DOJ conducted on the incidence of mental health problems among inmates

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Prison exchange program brings diverse groups together

An innovative learning program that brings together incarcerated and traditional students is breaking down barriers and giving meaningful and transformative learning experiences to all involved. The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (IOPE) is a national initiative that launched nearly 20 years ago. This program brings together inmates with non-inmates, and the unique mix of students spend a semester

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