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Cassie M. Chew's Blog

After decades of advocacy, the First Step Act, signed into law in December 2018, would... more »
posted 08/09/19

Cassie M. Chew's Work

It can be hard for people returning from a prison sentence to secure the housing they need to successfully reenter communities. And the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder.
Four hours after a federal judge ordered his immediate release from custody, on a Tuesday afternoon in April, Euka Wadlington said goodbye to prison life.

Studies suggest that incarcerated women have higher rates of medical and psychiatric disorders than men. But correctional health care policy has largely neglected their needs, particularly of those aged 50 and over, a TCR Special Report finds.