In 1994, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act barred American prisoners from receiving Pell Grants. As a result, the College Program at San Quentin was founded. Today, Jody Lewen is the Executive Director of the program, and she talks about her work in prison education with Gerard Robinson from the Center for Advancing Opportunity.
In Banter’s third installment of the “Bridging the Dignity Divide” series, AEI Resident Fellow Gerard Robinson once again takes over as guest host and is joined by Grant Duwe of the Minnesota Department of Corrections to discuss prison education and evidence-based criminal justice reform.
In Banter’s second installment of the “Bridging the Dignity Divide” series, AEI Resident Fellow Gerard Robinson takes over as guest host to talk prison education reform with Renita Seabrook and Ames Grawert.
Please join us at AEI for a research conference on an upcoming edited volume on the history, promise, and future of prison education and reentry programs in the United States.
Standard police training — to issue commands, and when they are not followed, to push harder and more aggressively — may work in other circumstances, but is exactly wrong for situations involving people with mental illnesses or developmental disorders.
“Expanding Apprenticeships in America,” President Trump’s recent executive order, could greatly expand opportunities for returned citizens.
On this week’s Banter, Pat Nolan and Hayne Yoon join the show to talk criminal justice reform.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to oversee the Trump-Russia probe. Some believe the appointment of Muller is beneficial for the President because it gives Trump breathing room to focus on his agenda.
Director Mueller is a great pick for special counsel in this situation. He has wide bipartisan support. Deputy AG Rosenstein’s decision to appoint a special counsel benefits the White House. It puts out the fire that has been raging, and there is no room for the media to continue to scrutinize the investigation to the same extent.
President Trump had better pick wisely for his nomination to replace James Comey at the FBI. Things could get much better — or much worse — depending on his next move.
The rule of law doesn’t care if you’re powerful or powerless; it applies to all. Neil Gorsuch has spent his years on the bench reading the law and applying it, without animus or favor.