Florida Prison Partners with College on Construction Degree Program

One enterprising Florida prison is partnering with a Daytona State College on a program that aims to not only keep former inmates away from reoffending, but also with the added bonus of addressing the state’s rather grave deficit in the availability of construction workers.

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VADOC Holds Lowest Recidivism Rates Due to Restrictive Housing Practices

For a second year in a row, the VADOC boasts the lowest recidivism rates in the country since the state department has taken a stance in limiting cases of long-term restrictive housing to be rare and exceptional, for the shortest possible length of time.

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Students Design, Build Children’s Garden at Iowa Correctional Institution for Women

Under the direction of landscape architecture assistant professor Julie Stevens, the students are creating a garden oasis at ICIW — but it won’t just grow flowers and veggies — it will help grow bonds between children and their incarcerated mothers.

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