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Stepping Up to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Row of Jail Cells

The national Stepping Up Initiative is helping hundreds of counties nationwide reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails. A Michigan State University professor and her colleague have…

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Eye-Opening Documentary Film ‘Bags to Butterflies’ Nominated for a College Academy Award

Friday, April 10, 2020
butterfly

From Bags to Butterflies, a Group of Journalism Students and Graduates Produce a Documentary Nominated for the College Television Awards Prison may sometimes viewed as an end. Employers judge and push away…

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Poetry Course Provides Foundation for Art Exhibit

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Poetry for art exhibit prison

Following the latest semester of his prison poetry course, Guillermo Delgado, artist and academic specialist in community and socially engaged arts in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities…

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How to Treat Depression in Prison – and Why it Matters

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Prison Depression

Of the 4 million prisoners released each year, 23 percent have suffered from the major depressive disorder. Due to resource shortages, many go without adequate treatment while in…

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African-Americans More Likely to be Wrongfully Convicted

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Barbara O'Brien

African-American prisoners who were convicted of murder are about 50 percent more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers and spend longer in prison before exoneration, according…

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Documentary “Determined 2 Make It” Selected for INAFF

Friday, October 14, 2016

Javier Pescador, professor of history at Michigan State University, has produced a film, “Determined 2 Make It” (2016), that was selected by the International North American Film Festival….

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