The June 23rd issue of The New Yorker featured an article named Get Out of Jail, Inc. The article’s author, Sarah Stillman, highlighted profound issues surrounding our country’s incarceration rate and alternatives to incarceration such as for-profit probation services. Stillman follows a woman in Alabama who struggles in a seemingly endless cycle of overdue and growing payments of court fees and private probation fees. The story depicts a dire situation faced by many in our country.
The article also boasts about programs popping up around the country as alternatives to incarceration – programs that are receiving accolades from legislators as well as community partners and are tackling, with success, issues of recidivism and offender re-entry. One program receiving these accolades is Family & Children’s Services’ Women in Recovery.
Read the story in The New Yorker by clicking HERE.
Read more about Women in Recovery HERE.