Apr 16, 2009

Reentry in Newark

The New Jersey Star Ledger’s blog has an interesting editorial today on reentry in Newark, entitled "Prisoner Re-entry in Newark: It Takes a Community." According to the editorial, Newark has “the highest per capita number of parolees of any U.S City.” The post also highlights that just two percent of New Jersey’s corrections budget is dedicated to education and vocational programs. A report by the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission highlights the educational and workforce challenges facing inmates in New Jersey prisons and recommendations for addressing these challenges.