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Corrections Connection: This Week In Corrections


This week we continue our focus on innovation with a look at how Washington, DC applies an offender management strategy that incorporates an inmate's re-entry plan right from intake.

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Cohesive services lead to re-entry success

By Anthony D. Diallo

Working all the resources

Donnell Ellsworth Smith was not doing well. He had an anger management issue, suffered from low self-esteem, and, worst of all, was incarcerated after being found guilty of assault with intent to kill while being armed.

Smith had served time in three different correctional systems around the country including the Central Detention Facility in the District of Columbia, which is also known as the D.C. Jail. If he had only taken full advantage of the resources available to him during his previous incarcerations, Smith’s road to recovery and inevitable return to society could have been expedited. Nonetheless Smith, now 59, is fully embracing the Reentry Program. Full Story

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Regarding The difference between life and death, 1/22/08

That was a good article which reinforces the principle that staff should be as familiar as possible with the sites at their facility.
MH, Ohio

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