Corrections Forum

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 1, January/February

Digging into the Best of Modular Steel & Precast Concrete Construction
STEEL AND CONCRETE cells each have their differences and advantages, though it is difficult to compare them directly. Comparing per cell cost, for instance, may not give an accurate picture because steel construction may require less site work because...
Doing Justice for Public-Private Partnerships
A lbert Einstein once said, "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." Though Einstein was no expert in public-private partnerships (P3s), his advice is still sound - especially for justice entities...
Drug Testing: The Results Are In
Besides cell phones, illegal drugs are probably the most widely used form of contraband and currency in correetional institutions across the country. Inmates in facilities have always been subject to random drug tests, especially those with work release...
Fitness Trends
On November 28, 1994, a 25-year old man named Christopher Scaver, who was serving a life-sentence for the execution style murder of a crew chief with the Wisconsin Conservation Corp. during an attempted robbery, killed two inmates at the Columbia Correctional...
JAILS AND PRISONS: Chronic Healthcare Issues
ACCORDING to the International Center for Prison Studies at King's College in London, there are 2.3 million incarcerated people in the United States. That figure is significantly higher than any other nation's. Providing healthcare to all of those inmates...
NAACP President Meets with Governor Martin O'malley to Discuss Death Penalty Repeal
NAACP.orgNAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous and Maryland NAACP State Conference President Gerald Stansbury met with Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to discuss the future of the death penalty in Maryland. The NAACP has advocated for abolishing...
New Study Estimates the Annual Cost of Crime to Be $3.2 Trillion
Centre College"The Cost of Crime," a new study by David A. Anderson, Centre College's Paul G. Blazer Professor of Economics, quantifies the burden of crime by estimating the annual cost of crime in the United States. The study appears in Foundations...
NYC Incarceration, Crime Both Down; Can Mayor Rightfully Claim Credit?
Wall Street JournalNew York City reports 32 percent decrease in both the felony crime rate and the number of people behind bars since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office. The city says its incarceration rate is 27 percent lower than the rest of the nation....
Scheduling Solution Provides Streamlined, Secure Schedules
Omaha, Nebraska, is home to the College World Series, Union Pacific Railroad, and one of the world's wealthiest businessmen, Warren Buffett. It is also home to one of the most recognized correctional facilities in the state. But the Douglas County Department...
Wis.'s Gov.: Use GPS Monitoring for Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Milwaukee Journal SentinelWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants people who have domestic violence restraining orders issued against them placed on GPS monitoring so victims will be alerted when their assailants are nearby. The idea is in response to the...
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