The UK is experimenting with private bonds to fund rehabilitation work for ex-offenders. Investors put up cash to fund reentry programs, and will receive dividends if the programs actually work — i.e., if participants don’t re-offend. What do you think?
Meanwhile, on this side of the pond:
- Some interesting analysis of the felon voting rights cases in the pipeline around the country, including Farrakhan v. Gregoire, and why that case might make it to the Supreme Court.
- Seventh Circuit rejects inmate’s claim that legal mail was improperly intercepted.
- Another lawsuit over a jail postcard-only policy, this time out of Florida.
- Federal monitor praises Delaware prisons on improvements in inmate health care.
- Lawyers say Harrison County (Ind.) jail officials are resisting efforts to investigate inmate abuse.
- California prison guards union endorses Jerry Brown for governor.
- Fewer than 1 out of 10 California inmates participate in an educational program.
- An interview with San Francisco’s probation chief on how to resolve the Golden State’s prison crisis.