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Ex-offender Roger Bruesewitz Leaves Legacy of Escape

For most of his early adult life, Roger Bruesewitz was in and out of the Wisconsin state prison system. The ex-offender served time for dealing heroin, robbery, illegal gambling, and assault. It was while he was in prison that Bruesewitz started to dream of a way out of that cycle. He joined a study release […]


Mellon Foundation Allocates $3.3M to Prison Education

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is investing $3.3 million in prison education programs that are designed to help inmates reintegrate into society. “We know that higher-education-in-prison programs reduce violence inside prisons, improve incarcerated students’ ties with family and community in advance of parole, reduce rates of recidivism, and interrupt the cycle of intergenerational poverty,” said […]


Couple Who Ran Fraudulent Charity Face 20 Years in Prison

The founders of a charity based in San Diego were convicted of fraud and theft on July 10th, and could face up to 20 years I prison. Kevin Lombard and Judith Paixao ran the Wounded Marine Careers Foundation from 2007 to 2009, which purported to train wounded veterans for jobs in the movie industry. A […]


Yoga Behind Bars is Bringing the Practice to Prisons

If you’re familiar with the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black, then you can probably recall watching the character Yoga Jones, played by actress Constance Shulman, at work teaching yoga to her fellow inmates. While that scenario seems unlikely even for a fictional comedy-drama series, there are actually real-life, certified yoga instructors working […]