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The most effective programs, in my view, are those in which staff members confront the inmates about the problems and behavior that got them locked up
The Bernalillo County juvenile detention center filled 41 corrections officer positions, increasing the total to 66 COs, allowing the facility to reopen a previously closed pod
The episode followed three inmate workers at State Farm Correctional Complex who shared insights about the valuable re-entry skills they are gaining in agribusiness
FCI Dublin inmates sued the prisons bureau last August alleging the agency had failed to root out sexual abuse
An audit request suggested it costs California up to three times more for contracted medical staff compared to using state employees
The study analyzed data on the number of COs and the number of prisoners in each state to determine the states with the least staffed prisons
The lawsuit says the unallocated funds were misused by the sheriff’s office to pay for perks “unrelated to the upkeep of the jail or the wellbeing of those in custody at the jail”
The inmate died following an altercation with Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office corrections officers; two COs involved in the incident have been fired
Staff Misconduct
The CO is accused of recording about 2,000 bogus hours — both overtime and regular pay hours — on time sheets between July and December 2023
Dive into a curated collection of must-read public safety books, from thrilling accounts and leadership lessons from the front lines, to read-aloud children’s favorites
Corrections Training
The restructuring would consolidate training for several agencies outside NYPD, including corrections, probation and the parks department
The corrections director said sweat lodges are a culturally specific way to address the spiritual needs of indigenous inmates — and hopefully reduce recidivism
Lockdown
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections said a “human error” led to a disturbance among two security threat groups that injured more than 30 inmates
Pell Grants were officially restored for incarcerated students in 2023, following a nearly 30-year ban that prohibited most incarcerated students from receiving the aid
The new jails are being built using the design-build format that is supposed to speed up construction, according to the city’s Department of Design and Construction
The Baltimore County jail work program’s primary purpose was making money, not offering rehabilitation to the detainees, the judges found
The moves are part of the state’s attempts to comply with Prop 66, which aims to speed up executions and mandate work and restitution for death row inmates
A candidate shares his grassroots campaign experiences, focusing on educating voters about the role of jails and the importance of corrections officers
About 250 filed officers were reassigned in March to understaffed juvenile halls in a successful effort to prevent the closure of the county’s two largest facilities
Shelby County Jail inmates set objects on fire and tied a bed sheet to the main door of the jail to keep corrections deputies from gaining entry
These social media posts show how various agencies are commemorating the week and honoring the dedication of men and women working in corrections
The IDOC recommendation comes a little more than a month after the governor unveiled a plan to rebuild Stateville and Logan correctional centers
Over the last 10 years, the Buchanan County Inmate Trash Clean-up crews have found more than litter — in the first year, they found a body and $1 million worth of marijuana
A former Fulton County Jail inmate, who reports being stabbed 13 times, claims the county and the sheriff’s office are responsible for the jail’s dangerous conditions
A BOP spokesperson categorized the closure of FCI Dublin as “temporary,” stating that no employees will lose their jobs as a result of the closure
The accusations in both filings are similar: Cuyahoga County did not properly pay employees in both facilities for time spent working more than 40 hours a week
“Given the current drug crisis facing our nation and county, the need for round-the-clock medical attention is more critical than ever,’’ Walker County Sheriff Nick Smith said
Exploring how technology and personalized coaching methods can revamp corrections systems, reduce recidivism, and improve safety for correctional officers and inmates alike
The Vera Institute of Justice has developed an alternative approach to corrections that relies on dynamic security strategies, restorative practices and a mentorship model