December 2020 Employee Highlight - Phil Wussow

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At prisons in Finland, inmates are learning AI and taking online tech courses as a bridge to life on the outside

Prisoners in Finland are learning AI and taking online tech courses - Business Insider

Celebrating Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week (#PPPSWeek) July 19-25, 2020

Mi-Case Celebrates Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week #PPPSWeek

Re-thinking the Purpose of the Criminal Justice System: Rehabilitation

In the first part of this article series, we looked at retribution as a petty and unproductive aim for the criminal justice and penal system in the United States. In the second part, we looked at rehabilitation as a more enlightened aim for offenders. But we also talked about how sentencing prisoners to death or life in prison can’t be squared with a rehabilitation philosophy.

Re-Thinking the Purpose of the Criminal Justice System - Part II

Rehabilitation, or rehabilitative justice, purports that the purpose of the system is to correct undesirable behavior so that convicted criminals don’t reoffend when they are released back into society. This goal seems much more worthwhile and morally defensible than retribution. The problem, however, is that at present rehabilitative justice just doesn’t work.

San Quentin Prison Was Free of the Virus. One Decision Fueled an Outbreak.

The virus arrived in San Quentin after busloads of prisoners were transferred from another facility where infections were rising. What happened is a warning for the nation’s prisons, experts say.