KPEP News – October 2018

  • President’s Update – October 2018

    President’s Update – October 2018

    A couple of months ago, Dr. Laurel Ofstein, associate professor of management at Western Michigan University, invited me to speak to her small business management class about social entrepreneurship. She was familiar with our work at the Walnut & Park

  • KPEP names new Program Managers

    KPEP names new Program Managers

    KPEP has recently named two new program managers. Paul Gugino was promoted to program manager of the Muskegon facility. Paul began working at KPEP in January 2013 and has earned several promotions over the past five years. He started as

  • Former Jailhouse Lawyer Works for Prison Reform

    Former Jailhouse Lawyer Works for Prison Reform

    Most lawyers begin their legal education in law school. But Georgetown associate law professor Shon Hopwood began his in federal prison. KPEP’s Bill DeBoer, Ann Webb and former KPEP participant Christina Hayes heard Hopwood’s surprising story at a recent Economic

  • President’s Update – July 2018

    On May 31, we received perfect scores on both the mandatory and nonmandatory standards during our American Corrections Association (ACA) re-accreditation audits of both the Park and Muskegon facilities. We consider it standard practice at KPEP to adhere to the

  • Vocational Program Expands to Eaton County Jail

    Vocational programming at KPEP continues to grow with the launch of the Eaton WRAP program located at the Eaton County Jail. Through WRAP – which stands for Westside Residential Alternative Program – participants learn skills in culinary arts and hospitality

  • RAISE partnership to make an impact in Southwest Michigan

    The Region 8 Alternative Intervention Sentencing Effort (RAISE) is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Corrections, the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office and KPEP. The program is designed to provide additional sentencing options to probation and parole violators experiencing

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