Massachusetts juvenile justice reform a step in the wrong direction

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Massachusetts juvenile justice reform a step in the wrong direction

Massachusetts juvenile justice reform a step in the wrong direction

News Center Our News Center features summaries of the latest technology, equipment, strategies and news releases of interest to law enforcement, corrections and courts professionals. The family of Reagan Tokes had filed a lawsuit claiming that the Adult Parole Authority and its contractors should have realized the man was dangerous.

Slint Kenneth Tate said he could not profit from the sales himself, but did it to help his friends make money and to occupy his time while in prison. Tate used contraband cell phones to run the operation.

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The system uses two-way communication so that if individuals have legitimate reasons for not making scheduled dates, they can request a postponement to a different date. Wyandotte County Detention Center in Kansas has been issuing tablets to inmates for more than a year than allow them to access educational programs to enable them to learn life skills and trades to help them get jobs once they leave prison.

Firewalls prevent users from accessing the Internet. The program has helped reduce the recidivism rate among Minnesota highest-risk offenders from 73 percent to 27 percent. Nurses and corrections officers were treated after responding to the cell of an inmate who began to exhibit signs of an opioid overdose.

The scanners are designed to look for contraband while inmates are being booked. The test is being conducted at the Lee Correctional Institution. Corrections officials are assessing the new technology with scientists and wireless industry representatives.

The pilot program to allow use of the technology began at the beginning of this year. Currently, 23 inmates are using iPads to complete GED coursework. Texas Prison System Slashes Price of Inmate Phone Calls by 77 Percent The Texas prison system has decided to slash the cost of inmate calls home by more than 75 percent with a new phone contract.

Now, instead of paying an average of 26 cents per minute, prisoners will pay 6 cents per minute, regardless of the destination of the call. Inthe state began offering inmates all three medications approved to treat opioid addiction: About prisoners each month take one of the three medicines, and inmates continue treatment after their release.

In the first half of26 recently incarcerated people died of drug overdoses. In the same period last year, nine did, which is 61 percent fewer fatalities. This article discusses a pilot program in Indiana under which 11 counties stopped requiring bail.

Instead of setting money bail amounts, judges use risk assessments to decide whether defendants should be held in jail or allowed to go home on the promise they would return for their next court date.

Officials in Hamilton and Hendricks counties say that generally the new program has kept low-risk offenders out of jail, while keeping the high-risk offenders locked up.

Internal audits cited by the Miami Herald show that K2 has been identified as the top killer. The Department of Corrections is stepping up efforts to keep contraband out of prisons. The equipment, valued in excess of several million dollars, will help create redundancy to keep correctional facilities up and running in the event of a network outage.

The project is one of at least five major modernization projects affected by major delays, cost overruns or cancellation. In the meantime, the city continues to use an outdated system originally developed in the s.

The program teaches inmates to code and prepares them for technology industry jobs in an attempt to reduce recidivism. Butler uses his musical performances to encourage inmates to continue on a path to recovery.

Another 30 or so facilities offer two other federally approved medications, methadone and buprenorphine. Administrators are finding that although there is an initial expenditure in buying the devices, the savings costs in terms of decreased officer overtime, fewer legal proceedings and improved inmate health can far outweigh the monetary expense.

State prisons use Vivitrol, which officials say is non-addictive and reduces heroin cravings. The devices will be preloaded with e-books, educational videos and games. The 18 men and six women officially graduated from Middlesex Community College, which partnered with the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education.

Malloy served as commencement speaker at the ceremony at the Cheshire Correctional Institution. A similar ceremony for the women recently took place at the York Correctional Institution. The state legislature approved funding for the scanners two years ago, but several issues related to their use delayed implementation.Compiled by Andrea L.

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Items are alphabetised by author within each list. Jan 3 Wednesday pm, Tustin: OC for Climate Action Planning Meeting @ REI, El Camino Real Our January planning meeting will again be a joint meeting with OC Clean Power and Climate Action OC. Due to the holidays, this meeting will be on the first Wednesday in January, rather than our normal first Tuesday.

As we have seen in the United States in vibrant real time over the last several years, the media have become a battleground for the powerful to fight it out with the goal of altering public.

St. Augustine FL, Movement — Photos. Saint Augustine is a small town of 15, on Florida's Atlantic coast, just south of Jacksonville and not far from the Georgia border. A photograph of Ethan A. (pseudonym) held by his mother, showing her son at age 11, four months before he was arrested for committing a sex offense and placed on the sex offender registry in Texas.

Mary Margaret Oliver serves on the Georgia House Appropriations, Judiciary, Governmental Affairs, and Science and Technology Committees.

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