The U.S. criminal system held nearly 2.3 million individuals in prisons, correctional facilities, detention centers and local jails in March 2018, according to the prison policy initiative, a nonprofit, non-partisan research organization.
As of 2016, Kansas held 18,000 people in prison, while Missouri held 50,000; and of that combined 68,000, 61 percent were in state prisons.
The statics are astounding, but so are the efforts to increase workforce programs to assist returning citizens (individuals formerly incarcerated) and ultimately curb recidivism.(more…)
Dr. Brian Matthys, founder and chief medical officer of Sunflower Dermatology and Medical Day Spa in North Kansas City, has launched Eclipse Rx, a solar-powered personal UV sun monitor and activity tracker.(more…)