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The Brian Lehrer Show

Do Halfway Houses Work?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Pennsylvania report on recidivism shows that halfway houses do little to reduce the problem. Ann Jacobs, director of the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, discusses their role and the impact of privately run houses. Also, Peter Cove, founder of America Works, discusses his organization's efforts to move ex-prisoners into the workforce.

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New Jersey News

Lawsuit Claims Halfway House Operating Illegally

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The union representing correction officers in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit that seeks to end a contract between Essex County and a private company that operates halfway houses.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Jersey Halfway Houses

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New York Times reporter Sam Dolnick discusses his 10-month long investigation into corruption and abuse in the New Jersey system of halfway houses.

Then, Dr. Robert Mackey, senior vice president for clinical services and research at Community Education Centers, the company that operates many halfway houses in the system, responds to the story.

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