2nd CHANCE Podcast -The Community Voice to Change Corrections for Good!

    I am thrilled to announce the launch of the APDS 2nd CHANCE Podcast, a community voice dedicated to changing corrections for good, and a new venture that I will personally host. Through this platform, I will speak with some of the most important change agents in corrections and highlight the critical work to […]

A jail-based program aims to expand career opportunities through cloud-skills training.

Julian Blair knew nothing about cloud computing when he became incarcerated in a Washington, D.C. jail more than two years ago. “I’d never done anything with a computer besides video games, typing papers in college, and downloading music on an iPad,” said Blair. Now, after three months of work with an educational program led by APDS and […]

NYC Corrections Department Expands Inmate Tablet Program

The New York City Department of Correction has increased the use of tablets since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to help offer information and resources to the individuals in custody within its facilities … Read More

Improving Prison Education Will Require Much More Than Lifting The Ban On Pell

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced it was inviting more institutions to participate in the Second Chance Pell experiment, a program first piloted during the Obama administration that allows a select number of approved colleges and universities to support incarcerated learners through Pell Grant funds. The change would allow as many as 200 two- […]

Formerly Incarcerated Turns Author And Artist Prepares Others For Transformation

Based on his 2019 book, Chris Wilson offers insight into building successful strategies for reentry in a new interactive course. NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, October 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chris Wilson, author of The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose, today launched an interactive […]

Washington Must Atone For Its Legacy Of Mass Incarceration

In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden pledged to combat the sting of systemic racism, boldly promising that the “dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer.” He took his first steps toward making good on that promise by signing a slew of executive orders focused on equity — including directing the U.S. […]

Second Chances: Why Providing Pell Grants For Prison Inmates Is A Sound Investment

This year gives about 463,000 of the more than 2 million Americans behind bars — and President-elect Joe Biden — a chance at a fresh start. Buried deep in Congress’ latest COVID-19 relief deal is a provision that would allow the incarcerated the chance to better themselves, and their communities, through higher education. For almost […]

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