An edited version of the chat held April 14th can be found here.
New content in this post added after the chat:
Below the sources listed in this post, there are the additional resources that were tweeted during the chat.
On April 14 the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) – @AASWSWorg and Pat Shelly – @UBSSW will co-host the #MacroSW Twitter Chat about smart decarceration, one of the Grand Challenges for Social Work.
Smart decarceration is a response to failed mass incarceration and rehabilitation policies, which have contributed to the United States holding 25% of the global prison population.
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According to the White House, between 1988 and 2009, annual state corrections spending increased from $12 billion to $52 billion. Since 77% of prisoners are rearrested within five years of release, implementing effective reentry models can dramatically improve outcomes.
What are the Grand Challenges for Social Work?
Led by the AASWSW , the Grand Challenges for Social Work is a groundbreaking initiative to champion social progress powered by science. It is a call to action for social work researchers and practitioners to:
- Harness social work’s science and knowledge base
- Collaborate with individuals, community-based organizations, and professionals from all fields and disciplines
- Partner to tackle some of our toughest social problems
We will address the following questions about smart decarceration:
- What have been the effects of mass incarceration?
- What are alternatives to mass incarceration?
- What successful prison reentry models have you seen?
- How do we move from mass incarceration to smart decarceration?
Please follow and use the hashtag #MacroSW on Thursday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m EDT.
Sources:(new ones from chat participants added below these original sources)
Here is a link to the Grand Challenge, Promote Smart Decarceration – at this link, click on the cover of the AASWSW Grand Challenges paper, “From Mass Incarceration to Smart Decarceration” to download a copy.
Links for the report’s authors:
Dr. Carrie Pettus-Davis bio
Assistant Professor and Director, Concordance Institute for Advancing Social Justice, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
Matthew W. Epperson bio
Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago
Breaking the cycle of drug use
Alternatives to incarceration
Additional Resources on Smart Decarceration tweeted during chat on 4-14-16
Michelle Alexander on The New Jim Crow (Bill Moyers interviews Alexander in 2010): https://vimeo.com/40261507
The New Jim Crow in the 02-19-13 article by John Light http://billmoyers.com/2013/02/19/mass-incarceration-and-the-new-jim-crow/
Prison Policy Initiative http://www.prisonpolicy.org
Winnable criminal justice reforms: A Prison Policy Initiative briefing on promising state reform issues for 2016
Link to download this report::
Prisons for Profit article:
Video: War on Drugs & Mass Incarceration “The House I Live In” http://www.thehouseilivein.org/
Transgender People in Prison Article
Prison is horrifying for transgender people. It’s hell.
Combatting Mass Incarceration ACLU infographic (2011)
6,000 drug offenders to be released from federal prison starting Friday. (Oct. 2015)
Blog post on Prison Reform by @StuckOnSocialWork:
THE Question When It comes to #justice and #prison #reform.
https://stuckonsocialwork.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/the-question-when-it-comes-to-justice-and-prison-reform/ also: https://stuckonsocialwork.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/empathy-not-expulsion-for-all-students/
Univ. of Chicago Smart Decarceration Initiative: Reversing Mass Incarceration in America http://ssascholars.uchicago.edu/smart-decarceration-initiative
Creating trauma-informed correctional care: a balance of goals and environment. Niki A. Miller and Lisa M. Najavits 2012
4 Elements of Successful Reentry Programs for Inmates
Center for Employment Opportunities 2013 Annual Report
Preventing Future Crime With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
HIPAA compliant technology:
VSee – Word’s Largest VideoTelemedicine Platform for HIPAA compliant video visits.
https://vsee.com/ Dr. Joiner of Wayne State describes it: “VSee is a version of videoconferencing (we use it w/ our online students when holding synchronous meetings). VSee is a great tool to continue the conversation and 2 engage beyond the traditional classroom .”
Restorative Justice http://restorativejustice.org/
German Prison System: CBS 60 Minutes April 3 2016
Privacy, weekend leave, keys…This is prison?
Mental Health Courts
Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ginger-lernerwren/the-top-five-lessons-from_b_8024440.html