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Newsletter - March
This month's newsletter focuses on the perspective of correctional officers on how education and training can support a correctional system more focused on rehabilitation.
On Our Blog

Both Sides of the Door: What Prison Education Brings to Staff and Incarcerated Individuals

By April Mihalovich | Nucleos
In collaboration with two individuals with experience in corrections,we took a closer look at the impact of prison education programs on life in correctional facilities. From the benefits to incarcerated students to the enhanced environment for staff, prison education is the future for providing education and life skills to incarcerated individuals.
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In The News
By Matt Korostoff
An interactive data visualization project by Matt Korostoff, this website is a way for mobile and desktop users alike to explore the impact of real statistics of the US criminal justice system. Explore the page and get to know how the United States compares to the incarceration rates of other countries, as well as demographics within the US prison system.

Solitary, Brawls, No Teachers: Coronavirus Makes Juvenile Jails Look Like Adult Prisons

By Eli Hager | The Marshall Project
This piece explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the conditions that youth face in correctional facilities. From a lack of visitation rights to extending isolation, efforts to stop the spread of the virus have extreme consequences on the physical and psychological conditions of incarcerated youth.
By Ludwig Hurtado | The New York Times
Ludwig Hurtado highlights various programs in prison facilities across the countries that allow incarcerated parents to read books to their children. Amid limited visitation during the pandemic, programs like these allow incarcerated individuals to virtually maintain relationships with their families.

Spotlighting the Ingenuity of Artists Behind Bars

By Maurice Chammah | The Marshall Project
A new exhibit in the MoMA PS1, “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Incarceration,” explores the way incarcerated artists respond to the prison environment. From uncommon mediums to explorations of the implications of mass incarceration, these pieces reflect some of the psychological effects of time in prison and solitary confinement.

What’s Next for Prison Higher Education? A Q&A with Jule Hall

By Sara Weissman and Jule Hall | Diverse
This podcast features a discussion with Jule Hall, a program officer working in prison education. In the interview, Hall and Weissman discuss the impact of prison education on the lives of incarcerated folks and realistic ways to implement these programs. In addition, they stress the important impact of the recent Pell Grant reform on the expansion of prison education programs in the future.

The Making of “Superpredators”

By Lawrence Bartley and Donald Washington, Jr. | The Marshall Project
The upcoming video series “Superpredators” will discuss the accessibility of news and media information to incarcerated folks, and how this accessibility affects disseminated information. Looking at perspectives both inside and outside of prison, this video series seeks to unveil the way that various criminal justice issues affect a variety of people involved in the criminal justice system.

Many Juvenile Jails Are Now Almost Entirely Filled With Young People of Color

By Eli Hager | The Marshall Project
During the COVID-19 pandemic, arrests of juveniles have decreased and certain facilities have re-evaluated the amount of youth they are keeping incarcerated. However, release statistics have found that youth of color are far less likely to be released or recommended for alternative programs than white youth. This article by Eli Hager explores why this may be the case in recent releases.

How Trauma-Informed Care Can Prevent Youth Incarceration

By Colleen Leahy | WPR
This interview with Garland Hampton and Dominee Meek discusses their experiences in the juvenile justice system and the work they do now in youth justice advocacy. In addition, Dr. Dipesh Navsaria discusses how childhood experiences and trauma suffered early in life can affect a child’s environment and subsequent responses to problems.
Our Team

New Team Member: Kevin Mosely, Software Engineer

This month Nucleos welcomed another full-time employee to our team! Meet Kevin Mosely, US Navy Sailor turned Software Engineer. Before Kevin was in the military and learned to code, he was a correctional officer at a maximum security state prison. As a Software Engineer, he uses his frontline experiences with incarcerated learners to help build our platform to their needs and to optimize rehabilitation through education. Welcome Kevin, we're thrilled to have you as a part of the team.
Nucleos is Hiring

About the Role

Nucleos is looking for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to help us scale and grow our business and ensure we are the best organization in the world at providing quality education and rehabilitation opportunities for people involved in the justice system.
 
We encourage formerly incarcerated people to apply for this position. We believe we can be our best as an organization if we have people on our team who have experienced the challenges we are helping others overcome. To learn more, please write to hiring@nucleos.com.

 
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