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Report Finds Alabama Prisons Are Deliberately Indifferent to Prisoner’s Medical Needs by David Reutter by David Reutter Alabama prisoners live in “human warehouses” where “systemic indifference discrimination and dangerous – even life-threatening – conditions are the norm.” That factual finding was drawn in a 2014 report that followed an investigation ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Work Release Programs Reduce Recidivism in Louisiana – At a Cost by The Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC) Transitional Work Program has been having a positive effect on reducing recidivism in Louisiana, though it has not been without its faults and criticisms. A recent audit of the program called for ...
Publication • December 30, 2016
Class V Restitution, Work Release, and Community Supervision or Custody Master Agreement, WA DOC and City of Seattle, 2015
Community Cages - Profitizing community corrections and alternatives to incarceration, AFSC, 2016 COMMUNITY CAGES: Profitizing community corrections and alternatives to incarceration e h t f o t r a P l Treatment Indusetriax Compl 2tic #no series AUGUST 2016 COMMUNITY CAGES: Profitizing community corrections and alternatives to incarceration AUGUST 2016 ...
Wisconsin Court Orders Dismissal of Jail Negligence Suit by Lonnie Burton On October 16, 2014, District IV of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals reversed a lower court and granted summary judgment in favor of defendants in a case brought by the estate of a prisoner who overdosed while at the ...
Article • November 1, 2016
Filed under: Work Release, Escapes
Florida Supreme Court: Unauthorized Absence from Work is 'Escape from Custody' for Work Release Prisoner by Lonnie Burton In a decision handed down on September 3, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the escape conviction of a man who left his work site without permission while he was on work ...
United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth Unveils Judicial and Prison Reform Shakeup by On May 18, 2016, Queen Elizabeth announced a plan – touted as the “biggest shakeup” in criminal justice reform since Victorian times – that will provide more self-governance to UK prisons and allow prisoners greater access to technology. The ...
Article • May 5, 2016 • from PLN May, 2016
Prisoners in Chicago Learn Skills, Improve Neighborhoods by Demolishing Vacant Homes by Gary Hunter Cook County, Illinois has become the first county in the nation to employ a new, double-edged strategy to attack neighborhood blight and train jail prisoners for productive employment following their release, by using prisoner labor to ...
Article • March 1, 2016 • from PLN March, 2016
Tennessee: Theft, Misconduct Charges Pending Against Former Jail Supervisor, Son by David Reutter A father and son have been charged with misconduct and theft for inappropriate conduct with prisoners and double-billing supervision over a work crew from a Tennessee jail. According to Police Chief Mark Sirois, the Johnson City Police ...
Sexual Harassment, Abuse Alleged at Oklahoma Halfway House for Women by Joe Watson Ownership of a privately-operated Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) halfway house near Tulsa has changed hands in the midst of at least two lawsuits and possible criminal charges stemming from allegations that the owner of a sandwich ...
Brief • November 18, 2015
Meeks v. Department of Correctional Services, NE, Complaint, Wrongful Death - Prisoner Car Accident, 2014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LANCASTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA LEONARD MEEKS and MARTELL BUCHANAN, as Co-Special Administrators of the Estate of Joyce Meeks, Deceased, Plaintiffs, v. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, STATE OF NEBRASKA, ROBERT P. HOUSTON, ...
Brief • November 18, 2015
Meeks v. Department of Correctional Services, NE, Leg. Bill 949 Approv. Settlement, Wrongful Death - Prisoner Car Accident, 2014 LB 949 LB 949 LEGISLATIVE Approved by the BILL Governor 949 March 29, 2014 Introduced by Business and Labor Committee: Lathrop, 12, Chairperson; Ashford, 20; Harr, 8; McGill, 26; Wallman, 30. ...
Article • November 10, 2015
New Hampshire Legislative Report Criticizes Prisoner Work Release Controls by Derek Gilna New Hampshire Legislative Report Criticizes Prisoner Work Release Controls         by Derek Gilna        State legislatures nationwide, confronted with tight budgetary constraints, have demanded more efficiency out of the programs they fund, and New Hampshire is no exception.  The Office ...
Article • July 7, 2015 • from PLN July, 2015
Florida Home Confinement Program Criticized After Witness’ Murder by Florida Home Confinement Program Criticized After Witness’ Murder In internal investigation of a home confinement program in Orange County, Florida revealed widespread problems, including the failure of staff to report violations that could have led to the re-incarceration of a program ...
Article • June 1, 2015
$8,500 Settlement for Sexual Assault of Minor by Alabama Prisoner on Work Release by $8,500 Settlement for Sexual Assault of Minor by Alabama Prisoner on Work Release The city of Cordova, Alabama, agreed to pay $8,564.26 to settle a lawsuit that charged it failed to properly supervise a prisoner who ...
When Halfway Houses Pose Full-Time Problems by Derek Gilna When Halfway Houses Pose Full-Time Problems by Derek Gilna A recent interest among government officials in reducing prison populations as a way to cut costs, stemming from the 2008 Great Recession that resulted in significant budget deficits, has placed renewed emphasis ...
Controversy, Criticism Plague Brooklyn Halfway House by Derek Gilna Controversy, Criticism Plague Brooklyn Halfway House by Derek Gilna Community First Services, Inc., established by Jack A. Brown III in 2005 to provide transitional services for prisoners returning to New York City, has come under scrutiny following news reports that cast ...
Article • October 5, 2014
Filed under: Work Release, Sentencing
Pennsylvania Court Rules BOP Has Authority to Grant 6-months Halfway House by Derek Gilna Pennsylvania Court Rules BOP Has Authority to Grant 6-months Halfway House   by Derek Gilna   Normally, courts are hesitant to even consider cases involving the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) designating people to halfway houses, ...
Article • September 18, 2014 • from PLN September, 2014
Alabama Work Release Transportation, Medical and Drug Screen Costs Not “Incidental to Confinement” by David Reutter Alabama Work Release Transportation, Medical and Drug Screen Costs Not “Incidental to Confinement” by David M. Reutter Alabama’s Supreme Court has held that the plain language of § 14-8-6, Ala. Code 1975 does not ...
Article • August 15, 2013
Washington Work Release Reduces Recidivism by A report of the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) found that Washington Department of Corrections (WDOC) work release reduces total recidivism by 2.8 percent and felony recidivism by 1.8 percent, but had no effect on violent felony recidivism. The report concludes that ...
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