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Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Volunteers, Mayor Take Action to Clothe Freezing Prisoners in New York City by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The New York City Department of Correction and city officials are rethinking their policy of releasing prisoners without jackets during frigid winter months. The New York Daily News reported in December 2016 ...
Private Prison Company’s Announcement to Reduce Recidivism Criticized as PR Ploy by In October 31, 2017, CoreCivic, formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation’s largest for-profit prison company, announced via a press release that it was launching an initiative to advocate for policies designed to reduce recidivism. ...
Article • November 30, 2017
Failing to Report on Hawaii Furlough Is Not Escape by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson The Hawaii Supreme Court reversed an escape conviction, finding that failing to report to a caseworker while on extended furlough is not escape. In June 2011, Hawaii prisoner Eugene Paris Jr. was released on an ...
Publication • November 17, 2017
A Place to Call Home A Place to Call Home A Vision for Safe, Supportive and Affordable Housing for People with Justice System Involvement © 2017 Prisoner Reentry Institute John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York 524 West 59th Street, Suite 609BMW New York, NY 10019 ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: Release and Reentry
Eighth Circuit Vacates Supervised Release Order Barring Wife from Contact with Husband by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Cynthia Louis Hobbs was convicted, along with her husband, of aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and sentenced to 56 months in prison and five years of supervised release. ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: Statistics/Trends, Tattoos
Tattoo Recognition: Law Enforcement’s Newest Identification Tool by David Reutter by David Reutter New technology is giving law enforcement agencies the ability to identify people by taking a photo of their tattoos; it can also group people with others who have the same type of body art. Federal researchers at ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
DOJ Publishes Ten-step Program for Halfway House Reforms by Halfway houses, known as Residential Reentry Centers (RRCs), are the last stop for federal prisoners before they are released from the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). According to a recent U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) memorandum on the subject, the BOP “maintains ...
Article • August 29, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Pretrial Diversion: Pay Not to Stay (in Jail) by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis As government authorities come to grips with the massive and costly incarceration problem in the United States, efforts to find alternatives to expensive prison and jail sentences are underway. Pretrial diversion, an old favorite, is once ...
Article • August 29, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Re-entry Program for Federal Prisoners on Supervised Release Has Low Participation by The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania is trying to beef up its Court-Assisted Re-entry Program (CARE), which is available to federal prisoners placed on supervised release after they serve their prison term. The program’s ...
Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
Publication • August 2, 2017
Vera Institute of Justice - The Prison Paradox, 2017 Vera Evidence Brief For the Record The Prison Paradox: More Incarceration Will Not Make Us Safer Don Stemen, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University Chicago; Member, Vera Research Advisory Board July 2017 Summary* to property crime. Research consistently shows ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Release and Reentry
United Kingdom: 80% of Prisoners Aspire to be Entrepreneurs, Opportunity Fund Helps by A May 2016 report from the Centre for Entrepreneurs found that 80% of prisoners in England and Wales are interested in starting their own business, as compared to about 40% of the general population. The report, “From ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Computers
Ohio Prisoners Build Computers from Spare Parts, Conceal them in Ceiling by A pair of prisoners at the Marion Correctional Institution in Ohio built two computers from spare parts obtained from PCs they were dismantling as part of a recycling program, then successfully connected them to the prison’s network. The ...
States Use Medicaid Expansion under Obamacare to Lower Prison Healthcare Costs, Reduce Recidivism by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Despite constant backlash against the Affordable Care Acts (ACA), states across the country are depending on the federal legislation to not only reduce healthcare costs for prisoners and parolees, but also ...
Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales - Annual Report 2016-2017, 2017 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 HC 208 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 5A of the Prison Act ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Filed under: Education
BOP Education Program Revamp in Doubt as Chief is Sacked by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In its waning days, Obama administration officials announced plans to expand education efforts in federal prisons and to provide more direction and oversight to the programs previously run separately at each facility. Former Attorney ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
New York: Disciplinary Segregation Settlement Finalized; $1.6 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On March 31, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin granted final approval to a historic settlement between the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and New York State that will ...
GEO Group Acquires CEC in $360 Million Deal by In an all-cash transaction that closed on April 6, 2017, private prison firm the GEO Group, Inc. acquired New Jersey-based Community Education Centers (CEC), a for-profit reentry and treatment provider. GEO plans to integrate CEC into its existing business operations. The ...
ACLU SoCal - Orange County Jails, 2017 JUNE 2017 A REPORT BY THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JAILS PROJECT The authors of this report are Esther Lim, MSW and Daisy Ramirez, MSW. Contributing authors and researchers: David Colker, Ruth Dawson, Peter Eliasberg, Brendan Hamme, Tasha Hill and ...
VanValkenburg v. Oregon Department of Corrections, OR, Amended Complaint, Hearing Disability Discrimination, 2015 Case 3:14-cv-00916-MO Document 43 Filed 03/18/15 Page 1 of 24 MATTHEW C. ELLIS, OSB No. 075800 matthew@employmentlawpdx.com 621 SW Morrison St Ste 1050 Portland, OR 97205 Telephone: 503/226-0072 SHENOA L. PAYNE, OSB No. 084392 spayne@hk-law.com Haglund Kelley ...
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