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Holly Honig

Over the last six weeks, we have described Missouri’s practice of outsourcing probation and supervision services to private businesses and introduced why it is a problem and why we seek to make this a priority. For another brief summary of the issue, Human Rights Watch produced a short video describing how for-profit companies impact us....
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In part one of this series, we provided a brief introduction to the concept of private probation – the practice of outsourcing probation services for minor and low-level offenses to private businesses. In the second part of this series, we will explore  the issue in more depth, and answer two questions: how serious is the...
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Empower Missouri is growing, and we’re excited to have introduced you to several new team members over the last few weeks. Today we’re rounding out our team with Holly Honig-Josephson, our new Policy Director: Hello Empower family, I am thrilled and honored to be here in community with you all, working to realize Empower Missouri’s...
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Members of Empower Missouri’s Criminal Justice Coalition have been discussing Missouri’s use of private probation and the impact on our communities. Missouri is one of about nine others who have outsourced probation services. In conversation with family and friends,  we realized there are a lot of us who have never heard of the practice. This...
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