Michigan should follow the trend of most other states by reforming corrections and sentencing guidelines, which are currently inconsistent.
Salt Lake County has enlisted experts to undertake a yearlong study of the county’s criminal justice system.
Sex offenders accounted for 80 percent of all electronically monitored criminals in Iowa in 2013, the Iowa Department of Corrections’ 2013 annual report stated. Monitoring systems, which are tracking devices attached to the offender, vary in strictness.
Providing health care to an aging prison population is a large and growing cost for states. Not only do inmates develop debilitating conditions at a younger age than people who are not incarcerated, but caring for them in the harsh environment of prisons is far more expensive than it is on the outside.
Children of incarcerated parents are more likely to suffer from a variety of mental and physical health disabilities.
Standard Examiner By Cathy Mckitrick A staggering percentage of individuals held in county jails around the United States suffer from mental illness and substance use disorders. This trend is pushing law enforcement and corrections professionals to seek better ways to […]
More than 100 state prison inmates have now been transferred to county jails in the state as part of an effort to reduce chronic overcrowding of state facilities.
Grand Prairie’s Weed and Seed program uses Justice Department grants to give qualified ex-offenders job training. It doesn’t guarantee a job, but if they make it through the program, they emerge with skills and references.
Governor Tomblin’s task force working to reform the state’s juvenile justice system met for the first time in Charleston today. The group of some 30 members is tasked with presenting legislative recommendations before the end of the year.
Deputy Assistant to the President Roberto Rodríguez and U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Deb Delisle to Give Opening Remarks