Corrections Forum

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, January/February

Automating Schedules to Prevent Overspending
Creating and maintaining daily schedules for a correctional facility of any size is no easy task. A schedule mishap or a few employees coiling in sick does not affect other businesses or industries as much as in comctions, so for the safety of all, scheduling...
Cost of Prison Prompts Change in U.S. States
BBC News, U.S. & CanadaJust under half of those released from prison in the U.S. will be back there within three years. And failure does not come cheap. It costs $27,000 to hold one prisoner for a year. Last year, states spent $50 billion on incarceration....
Ga. Could Lose U.S. Aid by Locking Up Too Many Status Offenders
Juvenile Justice Information ExchangeEvery week, Georgia locks up juveniles who've committed no crime. A study reported by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange contends Georgia risks losing millions of dollars in federal funding if it continues...
Healthy on the Inside
ON May 23, 2011 the Supreme Court ruled that overcrowding in California prisons constitutes cruel and unusual punishment and the state was in the position of needing to release 30,000 prisoners in an effort to reduce overpopulation. Regarding this situation,...
Kiosks for Probation & Parole
The reality is that shrinking government budgets have shuttered corrections facilities, shut down entire probation departments and closed courthouses. Caseloads are bulging to the point of breaking. And probationers are getting away scot-free.What probation...
Oral Fluid Drug Testing Foils Cheaters
THE INGENUITY OF DRUG ABUSERS to avoid detection has always been apparent but never as highly developed as today. Many drug abusers have become highly competent "cheaters" when it comes to urine drug testing. Drug abusers have detailed instructions available...
Partners in Providing Self-Management Tools
MENTAL HEALTH PROFILE: CHARLES WOODLEY, PH.D., DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SERVICES, MHMAs the director of clinical services at MHM's regional office in Birmingham, Ala., Charles Woodley, Ph.D., provides training, planning, consultation, and monitoring of the...
Perimeter Security Products for 2012
Today's security professionals can select from a wide range of perimeter detection sensor technologies to be deployed against a plethora of threat scenarios. Perimeter security in a correctional environment is never a oneproduct-fits-all approach; requirements...
Texas Case Highlights Parole Reluctance in High-Profile Cases
Austin American-StatesmanEroy Brown, whose acquittal on murder charges in the deaths of a prison warden and a farm manager in the 1980s shook the corrections system to its roots, is coming up for parole again. Brown is serving 90 years as a habitual...
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