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Electronic Monitoring Changes for Sex Offenders Wearing Them

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.

Costs Reaching Billions for Treating Aging Prison Population

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.

Survey: 70 Percent of Jail Inmates Are Mentally Ill

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 […]

Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform Meets for First Time

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.