corrections http://wrkf.org en Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color http://wrkf.org/post/why-profit-prisons-house-more-inmates-color A <a href="http://journal.radicalcriminology.org/index.php/rc/article/view/44/html">new study</a> by a UC-Berkeley graduate student has surprised a number of experts in the criminology field. Its main finding: Private prisons are packed with young people of color.<p>The concept of racial disparities behind bars is not exactly a new one. Study after report after working group has found a version of the same conclusion. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:12:00 +0000 editor 23694 at http://wrkf.org Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color Jindal Promotes Changes to Juvenile Justice Program http://wrkf.org/post/jindal-promotes-changes-juvenile-justice-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Changes may be coming for a state program aimed at keeping kids at risk of delinquency out of the corrections system.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Bobby </span>Jindal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> proposed tighter more “common sense” regulations for the Families in Need of Service Program, or FINS, at a press conference Friday morning.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The governor built off of a legislative commission’s study of FINS that found children were being moved through the system without enough attention.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Children are referred to FINS for being ungovernable, for bullying or substance use, among other reasons. There’s worry that kids referred to FINS for non-criminal offenses are propelled into the delinquent system, and then </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">more likely </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to enter the state’s prisons – the opposite of the program’s goal.</span></p><p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:11:58 +0000 Kelly Connelly 6278 at http://wrkf.org