New CA Program Provides Housing to Ex-Inmates

The Homecoming Project in Alameda County, Ca., is a first-of-a-kind program providing vitally needed housing for inmates released from prison. The project matches prisoners being released after long sentences with homeowners and renters who want to take part in the experiment. A nonprofit pays the former inmates’ rent for six months.

Renita Syas

How a Minnesota County Found Alternatives to Jail

Almost all the jail growth in the U.S. since 2000 has been in pretrial incarceration, but in St. Louis County, a program that allows more pretrial defendants to be released under supervision has bucked the trend. It’s been a life-changer for Renita Syas.