Corrections

California Arrests Study

The unprecedented study answers one question: to what extent do people on probation and parole contribute to crime, as measured by arrests?

Announcements

Training

International Association of Correctional Training Personnel Conference

Hosted by the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel, this conference will provide an opportunity for participants to share innovative corrections practices and training strategies that are being used within national, state, and local correctional agencies throughout the country.

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Incarceration in America Conference

Hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College, this two-day conference will discuss incarceration in America with a focus on improving the justice system, which has the highest documented rate of incarceration in the world.

WEBINARS

Publications

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011

This bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention discusses findings from the 2011 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP), a biennial survey of public and private juvenile residential facilities in every state.

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Policing and Wrongful Convictions

This report by the Harvard Kennedy School reviews what has been learned from studying exonerations in the past 20 years, including factors such as cognitive biases that contribute to wrongful convictions.

RECENT HEADLINES

Screaming Inmates Make L.A. Rethink Jailing Mentally Ill

Criminal justice systems from Seattle to Miami with aggressive jail-diversion efforts have cut inmate headcounts — and lowered recidivism rates. L.A. County has taken tentative steps to join them. The board of supervisors in July endorsed the concept of broadbased diversion, and last week pledged $756,000 for a pilot program.

Kiosk to Reform Prisoners’ Education Opportunities I

The Elkridge, Maryland, Correctional Education Association has announced a partnership with inmate service provider JPay to develop a digital education platform for instructors, inmates and prison staff.

Ward: State Must “Tackle Drug Epidemic” to Fight Prison Overcrowding

The Council of State Governments Justice Center gathered state and local leaders from across the nation―including respected legislators, court and law enforcement officials and cabinet secretaries―to discuss complex criminal justice policies at its annual Board of Directors meeting during the week of Sept. 17 in Memphis, Tenn.