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ACLU -- Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration

  • ACLU -- Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration

    The imprisonment of human beings at record levels is both a moral failure and an economic one — especially at a time when more and more Americans are struggling to make ends meet and when state governments confront enormous fiscal crises. This report finds, however, that mass incarceration provides a gigantic windfall for one special interest group — the private prison industry — even as current incarceration levels harm the country as a whole.

ACLU Prisoners' Rights

  • ACLU Prisoners' Rights
    The National Prison Project is dedicated to ensuring that our nation's prisons, jails, and detention centers comply with the Constitution, domestic law, and human rights principles.

    ACLU fights to protect the Constitution’s guarantee that individuals who are incarcerated retain basic rights, including the right to free speech, the freedom to practice their religion, and the right to access the courts and counsel.

American Correctional Association

  • American Correctional Association
    Our website has proven to be user-friendly and provides you an opportunity to access your membership information (the website contains a members-only section), view ACA leadership and committee membership, register for a conference, review webinars and plenaries, find post-conference coverage, order publications, inquire about certification, check out ACA standards, and many, many more features.

American Probation and Parole Association Code of Ethics

  • American Probation and Parole Association Code of Ethics
    From the website: "The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is an international association composed of members from the United States, Canada and other countries actively involved with pretrial, probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both criminal and juvenile justice arenas."

Community Corrections (Probation and Parole)

  • Bureau of Justice Statistcs

    The Bureau of Justice Statistics maintains two annual data series, the Annual Probation Survey and the Annual Parole Survey, designed to provide national, federal, and jurisdiction-level data from administrative records of adults supervised in the community on probation or parole. Both data series also collect information on the characteristics of probationers and parolees.

    The Bureau of Justice Statistics also maintains the annual data series, the National Corrections Reporting Program designed to provide data from:

    administrative records on annual prison admissions and releases and on parole entries and discharges in participating jurisdictions,
    individual prisoner records on the characteristics and composition of the prison and parole populations.

Correctional Populations in the United States

  • Correctional Populations in the United States
    From the website: "Presents statistics on persons supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States, including offenders supervised in the community on probation or parole and those incarcerated in state or federal prison or local jail."

    Correctional populations go back to 1992.

    From the website: "The Corrections Connection Network News [CCNN], known as, first appeared online in February 1996.

    Today, is the single most recognizable brand online for the global community of corrections."

    Check out the daily news, practices, and trends, find innovations and new technologies, products and services, as well as an inmate locator (under Resources), and more.

Federal Bureau of Prisons

  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
    From the website: "We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community."

Michigan Corrections Association

  • Michigan Corrections Association

    The purpose of this organization is to promote professionalism and high standards of work performance; to promote an interchange of ideas and experience, at all levels, concerning functions and methods in corrections, correctional institutions and related fields; to educate and inform the public and practitioners, to foster sound legislation and to promote quality services which can impact crime and delinquency in the State of Michigan.

Keywords for Corrections

Possible KEYWORDS for corrections:

alternatives to incarceration

community based corrections

conditions of prisons or jails

corrections, correctional

duties of correctional officers

habitual offenders

health issues of inmates

inequality in punishment

innovataive programming in prisons/jails

juvenile, juveniles, juvenile delinquents

parole, parole officers

prison reform

privatization of prisons

probation, probation officers


rape of inmates


reentry issues

rehabiliation of criminals

violation of prisoners' rights

women in prison

Michigan Department of Corrections

  • Michigan Department of Corrections

    The mission of the Michigan Department of Corrections is to create a safer Michigan by holding offenders accountable while promoting their success.

Michigan Office of Parole & Probation Services

  • Michigan Parole & Probation

    The Field Operations Administration (FOA) is responsible for state parole and probation supervision as well as other methods of specialized supervision.

    FOA’s parole and probation offices are located in 10 regions throughout the state. While on parole, an offender is typically supervised by a parole agent for a period of one to four years.

Michigan Sheriff's Association

  • Michigan Sheriff's Association

    For over 130 years, the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association has been a leader in providing education,training and programs in your community and to your Sheriff and his staff.

    Current issues include Safe Schools, Teenage Driver Safety, Identity Theft, Homeland Security, Senior Citizen Safety,Victim Service Teams, Mental Health and Line of Duty DeathAssistance.

National Women's Law Center -- Mothers Behind Bars

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) encourages, at all levels of federal, state and local government, a rational and humane criminal justice policy for America -- one that promotes fairness for all; due process for even the least among us who may be accused of wrongdoing; compassion for witnesses and victims of crime; and just punishment for the guilty.

National Commission on Correctional Health Care

  • National Commission on Correctional Health Care

    With support from the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections, the National Commission on Correctional Health Care is committed to improving the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities.

    NCCHC offers a broad array of services and resources to help correctional health care systems provide efficient, high-quality care.

The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated

  • The National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated

    The mission of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers Camden is to raise awareness about the needs and concerns of the children of the incarcerated and their families by:

    •Disseminating accurate and relevant information and research
    •Guide the development of family strengthening policy and practice
    •Train, prepare, and inspire those working in the field and
    •Include the families in defining the issues and designing solutions

National Institute of Corrections

  • National Institute of Corrections

    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.

    We provide training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies. We also provide leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers.

Prison Activist Resource Center

  • Prison Activist Resource Center

    PARC is a prison abolitionist group committed to exposing and challenging all forms of institutionalized racism, sexism, able-ism, heterosexism, and classism, specifically within the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC).

    PARC believes in building strategies and tactics that build safety in our communities without reliance on the police or the PIC.

Prisoner Reentry Institute -- John Jay College of Criminal Justice

  • Prisoner Reentry Institute -- John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    The Prisoner Reentry Institute’s innovative reentry projects are unified by our devotion to a single mission: Easing reentry and guiding justice-involved people – and the practitioners dedicated to helping them – as they successfully reintegrate into their communities as thriving members of society. We do this through our three main tracks of policy advocacy, direct service practice, and collaborative partnerships.

Reentry -- Justice Center: The council of State Governments

  • Reentry -- Justice Center: The council of State Governments

    The Reentry Policy Council (RPC) was established in 2001 to assist state government officials grappling with the increasing number of people leaving prisons and jails to return to the communities they left behind. The RPC was formed with two specific goals in mind:

    To develop bipartisan policies and principles for elected officials and other policymakers to consider as they evaluate reentry issues in their jurisdictions.
    To facilitate coordination and information-sharing among organizations implementing reentry initiatives, researching trends, communicating about related issues, or funding projects.

The Sentencing Project

  • The Sentencing Project

    Founded in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.

Survey of Inmates in State Correctional Facilities

US Department of Justice -- Phasing Out Our Use of Private Prisons

  • US Department of Justice -- Phasing Out Our Use of Private Priso

    "Today, I sent a memo to the Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons directing that, as each private prison contract reaches the end of its term, the bureau should either decline to renew that contract or substantially reduce its scope in a manner consistent with law and the overall decline of the bureau’s inmate population.

    This is the first step in the process of reducing—and ultimately ending—our use of privately operated prisons."

    Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates, August 18, 2016

What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse

  • What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse
    What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse provides topical information on effective reentry programs with online access and analysis of research studies from social science evaluations. It addresses the evidence base related to reentry and the specific information needs of those working in this field.

Women's Prison Association

  • Women's Prison Association

    Women's Prison Association works with women at all stages of criminal justice involvement. We promote alternatives to incarceration and help women living in the community to avoid arrest or incarceration by making positive changes in their lives.

    Inside prison and jail, we are a source of support to women and a resource to them as they plan for release. After incarceration, women come to WPA for help to build the lives they want for themselves and their families in the community.

United States Sentencing Commission

  • United States Sentencing Commission

    The U.S. Sentencing Commission is an independent agency in the judicial branch of government created by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984. Congress enacted the SRA in response to widespread disparity in federal sentencing, ushering in a new era of federal sentencing through the creation of the Commission and the promulgation of federal sentencing guidelines.

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