Is prison only supposed to be about punishment?
“Voluntary surrenders,” AKA the Greyhound Escape Plan. Since 1996, the US Bureau of Prisons has let some prisoners transfer between prisons unescorted. How? By buying them a one-way ticket to the bus terminal nearest their new home. How effective has it been? Historically, fewer than 1 in 500 inmates being transferred without escorts have absconded,
Maybe someone finally got it right. In Illinois, they’re trying a new program. They’re desperate to find a way to keep some of the 40,000 inmates due to be released this year from re-offending and returning to prison. The solution? A multi-prong approach. Treat the addictions. Give job training. And perhaps the most important part,