Intended and Unintended Consequences of Prison Reform


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A study published in the online issue of Journal of Law, Economics & Organization delves into federal court order outcomes denouncing prison crowding and the effects among states following these orders.

The researchers discovered that court-mandated efforts by the federal government to advance living conditions in state prisons resulted in reduced welfare funding. The research was funded by Rice University and Louisiana State University.


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Impact Investing Efforts Unite USAID, Pope Francis


Impact Investing Efforts Unite USAID, Pope Francis

Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the U.S. government’s efforts to end extreme poverty. He chose to participate in the impact investing conference at the Vatican and met with Pope Francis directly to address world poverty, the future of impact investing, and promotion of resilient, vibrant democratic societies worldwide.




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