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Company strengthens its presence in Indiana with the 11th facility partnership
The Visitor Center library, which is designed for children visiting their fathers, is a joint venture between LA County Sheriff’s Department and several non-profits
New correctional technology gives facilities and residents the tools to prepare for successful re-entry while promoting facility and community safety
Many probation and supervision agencies rely on aging technology systems that are difficult for officers to use and don’t provide adequate data for decision-making and measurement of outcomes
The equipment allows 360-degree views of an imaginary world in two or three dimensions for shared adventures between kids and incarcerated parents
CDCR did not say how many people were affected, but said there is no indication that the data — which could include Social Security numbers, driver’s license information and other information — had been misused
An email from FDC’s assistant deputy secretary of institutions alerted employees that the messages are “a potential threat to security”
The change is being made to try to head off a trend of people soaking letters in drugs to smuggle them past authorities
Using mobile technology to access resources can help reduce the burden of incarceration on individuals, families, and facilities alike
From a kiosk, tablet or handheld device, incarcerated residents can maintain critical family ties, access medical care and education and keep track of court dates while increasing public safety staff efficiency
“We are doing everything we can to proactively prevent inmate and employee exposure to the virus,” Sheriff Anthony Dennis said
The total vacancies have now doubled since the beginning of the summer, the state secretary of corrections says
Starting this month, phone calls are now about 5 cents per minute, down from 14 cents
Four more are poised to open for in-person visitation soon
Officials will announce dates as plans are finalized
Of 28 locations,10 facilities already are open, and another 11 are set to restart in-person visits
“This temporary modification will help protect the health and safety of staff and detainees,” the sheriff’s office said
The visitation plan instructed wardens to “immediately begin developing local procedures to reinstate social visiting”
Using the system, people also can video chat with their incarcerated family members from home
NY federal inmates awaiting trial have been denied visits with families and lawyers due to staffing shortages worsened by the shutdown
Officials hope the move will resolve a yearlong mystery in which more than 200 women have complained about itchy rashes from an unknown cause
With adequate funds for staffing and security, there are few attacks on correctional officers and little to zero use of solitary confinement in German prisons
Project provides training and assistance for correctional facilities to improve contact between enable incarcerated parents and their children
The families and advocates are planning to boycott the DOC’s program that’ll allow a private company to profit off of inmate video visitation
The changes are being considered because the current visitation program requires staffing that DOC has a difficult time meeting
The proposed change would limit face-to-face visitation to a minimum of two per month, for two hours at a time on alternating weekends
A sheriff tweaked a controversial policy that lets Mecklenburg County jail inmates receive visits from family and friends only through video screens
After Casey McCary passed the balloons, he ate the evidence again
Warden Patti Wachtendorf says the picnic will give offenders a chance to eat a meal with their families, which isn’t allowed during routine visits