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GATESVILLE, Texas — Every month, Lila Edwards wakes up early for a two-hour road trip with a group of girls that ends with them walking single file through a metal detector. Inside an empty classroom, Lila eagerly and anxiously awaits Inmate 01740964.

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JPMorgan wants to give people with criminal records a second chance at a good job.

The United States is boasting its lowest unemployment rate in nearly 50 years, but that doesn't hold true for people with prior convictions. Enter the largest bank in the country, which...

September 23, 2019

Probation and parole are designed to lower prison populations and help people succeed in the community. New data show they are having the opposite effect. Until now, national data regarding the impact of probation violations on prison populations have been unavailable,...

August 13, 2019

Some people in North Carolina with a criminal record are one step closer to having their record wiped clean. The "Second Chance Act" sailed through the state Senate Wednesday with Democrats and Republicans jumping on board.

"My criminal history started here in North C...

July 13, 2019

Click here to read about NC House Bill 198 and its impact on human trafficking in North Carolina.

While men compromise the overwhelming proportion of people in prison for life, the number of women serving life sentences is rising more quickly than it is for men. Nationwide one of every 15 women in prison — nearly 7,000 women — is serving a life or virtual life sent...

February 14, 2019

Two men are facing charges after authorities in North Carolina received a tip from a caller in New York who led police to rescue a woman who was being held against her will in north Raleigh.

Michael Plaza and Kenneth Boone have been charged with kidnapping and promoting...

January 20, 2019

From busts of illicit “massage” parlors to allegations of child labor, Cumberland County far exceeded even the largest North Carolina urban areas for new human trafficking cases last year, according to state court data.

Law enforcement in Cumberland County, including Fa...

October 25, 2018

It's become habit to consult prosecutors and victims during the release process. States should break that habit.

While working on an upcoming report about how to shorten long prison sentences, I was disappointed to see that the same experts urging reform are reflexively...

March 1, 2018

As the labor market tightens in our expanding economy, companies will need workers. And people returning to society from prison need jobs. Keeping potential employers and employees apart is fear, lack of understanding, and about 20,000 statutes and regulations across t...

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