Covering Sentencing, Corrections and Re-Entry



On February 27-28, journalists from across the country gathered at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism for a reporting seminar co-sponsored by the Pew Center on the States and John Jay College of Justice’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice.

“Sentencing, Corrections and Re-entry: Reporting the Full Story, a Comparative Look at Nevada and the Nation” featured panelists including Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice James Hardesty, Clark County Public Defender Phil Kohn and Doria Salling, the former chair of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners.

Resources from the conference:

Conference Agenda— with panelist names, associations

The Sentencing Project: Incarcerated Parents and Their Children: Trends 1991-2007 (14 pages)

The Sentencing Project: The State of Sentence 2008: Developments in Policy and Practice (17 pages)

The JFA Institute: Unlocking America: Why and How to Reduce America’s Prison Population (40 pages)

Other Resources:

“Preparing Prisoners for Employment: The Power of Small Rewards” a report by the Manhattan Institute

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