Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

Doctor physician hand on happy elderly senior patient to comfort in hospital examination room or hospice nursing home or wellbeing county.

3 ways senior health rights improved post-Pandemic

The pandemic has been especially hard on the elderly population. Being in a high at-risk group meant that many older individuals could have no visitors and had their interactions hugely restricted even when living in the same home. This combined with staff shortages in hospices meant the levels of Read More...

Pawsitive Change enhances reha

Pawsitive Change enhances rehabilitation for inmates and shelter dogs

Last year, we wrote about how incarcerated individuals in Florida comfort shelter dogs during Fourth of July firework displays, but this isn’t the only program allowing incarcerated individuals and canines to collaborate. Pawsitive Change, a pup, and inmate rehabilitation program, pairs Read More...

After years of rehabilitation,

After years of rehabilitation, these manatees are returning to the ocean

Three manatees at the Dominican Republic’s National Aquarium are set to return to the ocean after an extensive rehabilitation process that has lasted years. According to Spanish news agency EFE, two of the manatees— Juana and Pepe —are eight years old and only lived in the ocean for a few Read More...

Thought Leader Series: A workf

Thought Leader Series: A workforce reimagined with Lynne Oldham

We’ve recently shared stories about old jeans becoming new pairs of pants and bricks made from old construction waste. We are so eager to give old materials a second chance in the circular economy, but count out our citizens after one criminal conviction. In this week’s Thought Leader Series, Read More...

How Dave’s Killer Bread is b

How Dave’s Killer Bread is baking up opportunity by employing ex-convicts

After serving 15 years in prison, Dave Dahl and his brother, Glenn, went to work in their parents’ bakery with two goals - great bread and employment opportunities for ex-convicts. The company, which claims one-third of its workforce is comprised of ex-convicts, began their “Killer Bread” Read More...

Life on the inside

Life on the inside

A bold project at San Quentin teaches prisoners to confront the feelings that drove them to crime. Tijn Touber and Helene de Puy | October 2007 issue When she comes in, the room is full of prisoners—many of them doing time for murder, many already having served 25 years or more. She’s very Read More...