Your Guide to Understanding the Role of the Recidivism Rate

Do you want to know how the U.S. Justice system measures success after prison? The goal of the Justice system is to keep crime off the streets, but it shouldn't just be reactionary. Instead, an ideal Justice system puts programs in place. These p... Read more

How to Prepare for Inmate Visitation: What to Expect

Did you know there are roughly 2.1 million people in the United States who are behind bars? It’s important to remember that for every incarcerated individual there are family members, significant others, and friends that worry about them. Inmate ... Read more

6 Ways to Support Someone in Jail

Do you have a loved one in jail? This separation can make you feel disconnected from them and unsure about how to support them. But, they may need you now more than ever. Though it may seem like people surround them, this does not in any ... Read more

How to Cope With the Incarceration of a Loved One

There are few things more overwhelming and emotional than hearing that your loved one is getting locked up. For partners, children, and loved ones, the news can be devastating to cope with. In 2019, the United States reported over two million pri... Read more

Prison Visit: 8 Tips for Visiting a Prisoner

If you're new to the experience of visiting someone in prison, the thought can seem daunting at first. Prisons are a place run by strict rules, regulations, and schedules. That's why it's so important to prepare when visiting a prisoner -- you ne... Read more

6 Tips for How to Help a Child Whose Parent Is in Jail

The stats might surprise you, but more than 5 million children have had at least one parent in prison at one time or another! That's 7% of all US children.  This figure is probably an underestimate since non-residential incarcerated parents ... Read more

Life After Prison: Tips for a Smooth Re-Entry Process

Life after prison can be beautiful. Five million formerly incarcerated people live in the United States. They come from all backgrounds, and many of them live full and productive lives.  Yet life after prison can have plenty of difficulties.... Read more

Cell Phones in Prison: Are They Legal? How Can You Contact Someone?

It's tough to get in touch. The average cost of a 15-minute phone call from jail is nearly $6.  That is one reason why many people advocate for cell phones in prison. Yet the issue of phone justice is a complicated one.  Can prisoner... Read more