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Senators Ask BOP to Consider Wider Release for Older Inmates

  A dozen U.S. Senators have asked the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to consider making wider use of compassionate leave to release elderly or ill inmates as a “way to focus scarce BOP resources and improve public safety.” Federal penal institutions currently hold more than 10,000 inmates aged 60 or over. The bipartisan group

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Liberal Arts Education Comes to MA Prison

When it comes to prison education, most people tend to think of GED and vocational programs, but college programs are increasingly being offered behind bars — including liberal arts education. A new program called the Emerson Prison Initiative (EPI) has launched at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Concord (MCI). The three-year, six-semester pilot program makes a liberal

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