Articles Tagged with Prisons

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The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) offers these, and other, courses for library employees:

Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience:

“This five week course will explore portrayals of the incarceration experience in juvenile and young adult literature. Participants will be assigned to read several books written for young people that include scenes in prison or juvenile detention facilities….

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I just learned about Oregon’s CURE: Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants

About: “CURE History: “CURE was formally constituted as a non-profit organization in 1975 in San Antonio, Texas by Charles and Pauline Sullivan. The Sullivan’s interest in prison reform began during their involvement in peaceful anti-war demonstrations during the 1960s when they were arrested and jailed along with other protestors. This experience brought to the Sullivans’ attention the general indifference to those incarcerated.”

Link to a definition of the word “errant.”

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Legal Services Program Fundraiser, A Red Lodge Program, May 15, 2014, featuring The Hon. Paul J. De Muniz

“.… The Legal Services Program is a one-year pilot project, beginning December 2013 …. The purpose is to fill the unmet legal needs of Native American women incarcerated in and released from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) in order to reduce barriers to reentry, improve reentry planning, and empower women to successfully return to their families and communities….” [Link to information about the Red Lodge Legal Services Program.]

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Oregon Innocence Project:

The Oregon Innocence Project (OIP) is a joint project of the Oregon Justice Resource Center (an independent nonprofit based out of Lewis & Clark Law School) and Metropolitan Public Defender whose mission is to (1) exonerate the innocent, (2) educate and train law students, and (3) promote legal reforms aimed at preventing wrongful convictions….” [Link to the OIP.]

The Oregon Innocence Project Launch and Benefit Party, April 9, 2014