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  1. UPDATE: Inmate back in custody after escaping work-release

    OSHKOSH, Wis. (WAOW) — Oshkosh police are asking the public to be on the lookout for an inmate that walked escaped custody during a work-release program Tuesday. A post on the department’s Facebook page says Bradley L. Webie, 35, was dropped off on the 200 block of Power Drive in Berlin for his work shift at approximately 5:30am....[more]

    waow.com, Tuesday, November 5, 2019

  2. Garland County inmates find creative outlet in art program

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Inmates at the Garland County Detention Center are learning to express themselves creatively in a positive way through art thanks to one of the many programs offered at the jail....[more]

    www.mrt.com, Saturday, July 20, 2019

  3. Officers search for third West Baton Rouge work-release program escapee in two weeks

    For the third time in two weeks, authorities Wednesday were chasing a West Baton Rouge Parish work-release inmate who walked away from the program....[more]

    The Advocate, Thursday, March 2, 2017

  4. Ada County arrest mugshots available online once again

    Criminal mugshots from the Ada County Jail, viewed nearly 15,000 times a day, were unavailable since early August. They are back online, following installation of a new computer software program. Criminal mugshots from the Ada County Jail, viewed nearly 15,000 times a day, were unavailable since early August. They are back online, following installation of a new computer software program....[more]

    Idaho Statesman, Monday, September 19, 2016

  5. San Francisco police release 2015 year-end crime statistics

    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco police have released their 2015 year-end crime statistics to the FBI as part of the Uniform Crime Reporting program....[more]

    Kron 4, Wednesday, March 16, 2016

  6. Ansonia joins municipalities barring sex offenders from public places

    ANSONIA — The days when a registered sex offender can watch Ansonia High School play football at Nolan Field, participate in the Nature Center’s program, hang out at the public library or relax in one of the city’s parks may soon be gone....[more]

    CT Post, Friday, February 19, 2016

  7. A 5-year review of Springfield crime statistics

    While reviewing crime data is something the Springfield Police Department does daily, the department takes a deeper look into those numbers at the end of each year. The SPD compiles "Part 1" offenses which consist of seven major crimes: homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, vehicle theft and larceny/theft to submit to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program....[more]

    News Leader, Thursday, February 18, 2016


    When you are in Madera, California you will feel that the government is indeed transparent when it comes to public information. One concrete instance would be the creation of a program called the Madera County Sheriff Arrest Log which delivers updated arrest reports to the local residents. This place has become a helpful repository for those who are hunting for credible data regarding the history of a particular individual. The police officers, together with the other law enforcing groups will surely entertain applications that relate to the retrieve of this local record....[more]

    Internet Marketing and Publishing, Sunday, November 9, 2014

  9. Furlough program released violent inmates early

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's prison system freed 162 inmates convicted of violent crimes under an early release furlough program that was approved without public hearings, a prominent state senator revealed Wednesday....[more]

    Grand Island Independent, Wednesday, October 29, 2014

  10. Holder attends 'graduation' at sentencing program

    LOS ANGELES — Six men and women who faced federal prison time for felonies walked free from court Friday with graduation certificates and the personal praise of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder congratulated graduates of a novel alternative sentencing program that he said was a model for helping criminals rebuild their lives while also keeping the public safe from felons who repeat their crimes after being released from prison...[more]

    Fresno Bee, Saturday, October 25, 2014

  11. What will happen to the Drug Clemency Program when Holder leaves?

    “Under criteria announced in April 2014, Deputy Attorney General James Cole, the Justice Department will consider for early release inmates who have served at least 10 years in prison, are low-level offenders, would have received a substantially lower prison term if sentenced under laws today, don’t have a significant criminal history, and have no history of violence before or since their incarceration.”...[more]

    Westside Gazette, Thursday, October 23, 2014

  12. Forfeited funds will be used for NYPD technology

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of New York Police Department patrol officers will soon be armed with tablet computers that can give them instantaneous crime-fighting data, part of a $160 million program paid for with funds from a massive penalty against the French bank BNP Paribas, officials said Thursday....[more]

    SFGate, Thursday, October 23, 2014

  13. Official: Heineman wasn't told of prisons program

    Corrections Director Mike Kenney also defended the temporary placement program in a letter to the legislative committee that's investigating Nebraska's prison problems, saying he alone created it while state officials rounded up hundreds of inmates who were released too early because their sentences were miscalculated....[more]

    Houston Chronicle, Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  14. Detroit Prison Cells Sit Empty as Criminal Records Disqualify Prison Guard Candidates

    Unemployment in the bankrupt city hovers at 18 percent, yet in June, with 80 open jail jobs, only three applicants completed its training program after officials scrutinized their criminal records and put them through a battery of tests. The sheriff says he needs 230 more guards....[more]

    Bloomberg, Thursday, September 11, 2014

  15. Group creating program to give Jersey City residents easy access to crime stats

    The Historic Paulus Hook Association received a presentation yesterday from a group on new technology aimed at providing residents with intelligent and timely analysis of crime statistics, as well as crime alerts....[more]

    NJ.com, Friday, August 8, 2014

  16. Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts "Family Weekend: Pets in Prison" on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10

    PHILADELPHIA, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern State Penitentiary will host "Family Weekend: Pets in Prison" on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10 and again on September 27 and 28. The event, designed for kids and adults of all ages, will feature interactive and educational activities all weekend long. Visitors can learn about the role of animals throughout Eastern State's history, meet (and adopt) shelter dogs from a local prison-training program, and participate in animal-themed activities. ...[more]

    MarketWatch, Wednesday, July 30, 2014

  17. Sheriff: Automation saving manpower, money

    PRINCETON—Gibson County Jail’s new video visitation program boosts inmate morale and saves manpower, Sheriff George Ballard told county commissioners Tuesday night.

    The program implemented earlier this year has reduced the manpower that was needed for visitation days, he explained. Now friends and family with home computers and Skype can log in for video visits with inmates from a computer in the jail day room, he said....[more]

    Princeton Daily, Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  18. Program Aims To Make Inmates Better Fathers

    WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — A program at the Maine state prison in Windham is trying not just to make inmates better citizens when they’re released, but better fathers as well.

    The InsideOut Dad program at the Maine Correctional Center was developed by the nonprofit National Fatherhood Initiative....[more]

    Associated Press, Monday, July 14, 2014

  19. Shasta's Most Wanted: This week's lineup distributed

    Shasta’s Most Wanted, a Record Searchlight program presented in cooperation with the Redding and Anderson police departments and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, targets people who have been convicted in court but have failed to appear for sentencing....[more]

    Record Searchlight, Sunday, June 8, 2014

  20. Inmates grow roses in horticulture program

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Many of the women at the Southeast Arkansas Community Correction Center expressed skepticism when they first laid eyes on a shipment of what appeared to be nothing more than twigs.

    “They were just these spindly, little Charlie Brown things,” Dina Tyler, a deputy director for the Department of Community Correction, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette....[more]

    Washington Times, Sunday, May 11, 2014

  21. Shasta's Most Wanted lineup listed for this week

    Shasta’s Most Wanted, a Record Searchlight program presented in cooperation with the Redding and Anderson police departments and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, targets people who have been convicted in court but have failed to appear for sentencing.

    Authorities urge fugitives on the list to turn themselves in to local law enforcement agencies or at the Shasta County Jail....[more]

    Record Searchlight, Sunday, May 11, 2014

  22. Davis jail stops charging inmates rent after judge's ruling, but others still do

    FARMINGTON — First you're sent to jail. And then you have to pay jail officials for housing you.

    In 2007, Utah lawmakers gave local jails that authority, under certain conditions, in what's now called the Pay for Stay program. Several adult detention facilities in the state charge inmates for their time behind bars....[more]

    Deseret News, Monday, April 21, 2014

  23. State opens probe of work release program

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The state inspector general's office has opened an investigation into Northshore Workforce LLC, a privately run work-release program that was shut down by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain in March....[more]

    Associated Press, Saturday, April 12, 2014

  24. New letter warns jail inmates of overdose risks after release

    SPRINGFIELD — The Clark County Sheriff’s Department and Clark County Coroner’s Office have teamed up on a new program that warns inmates about the dangers of drugs after their bodies have detoxed while they’ve been held in the Clark County Jail....[more]

    Daytona Daily News, Saturday, April 5, 2014

  25. Orleans sheriff overcharged city for ankle monitoring program, inspector general finds

    Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman overcharged the city for an ankle-monitoring program for criminal defendants and Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration did not catch the errors, according to a report released Wednesday by the city's inspector general....[more]

    Times-Picayune, Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  26. Chicago easing public housing ban for ex-offenders

    CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago will begin easing restrictions that have prevented former prison inmates from living in public housing.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the program Friday at an event to promote his administration's efforts to help ex-offenders find jobs and housing....[more]

    Associated Press, Saturday, March 29, 2014

  27. Montana to cancel women's prison program, add boot camp to settle ACLU discrimination lawsuit

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Department of Corrections will offer boot camp for female prisoners and cancel a mandatory treatment program that was criticized as degrading under a settlement announced Tuesday in a discrimination lawsuit....[more]

    Associated Press, Thursday, October 31, 2013

  28. More Illinois prisons plan to switch to 2 larger meals a day for inmates, down from 3

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois corrections officials say they're expanding a program that changes the meal schedule for prison inmates....[more]

    Associated Press, Monday, September 16, 2013

  29. Inmates allowed to send apologies Voluntary program gives Pa. prisoners opportunity to tell victims they're sorry

    PITTSBURGH - A program that enables Pennsylvania inmates to apologize in writing to victims of their crimes has more letters than people signed up to receive them....[more]

    Charleston Gazette, Tuesday, September 3, 2013

  30. Audit faults DHS for lack of housing policy

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Health Services could save money by establishing a written policy to identify housing for sexually violent offenders in the supervised release program, a nonpartisan audit released Thursday said....[more]

    Associated Press, Thursday, August 22, 2013

  31. Number Of Jail Deaths At Lowest Recorded Level During 2011

    In 2011, 885 inmates died in the custody of local jails, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This is the lowest number of jail inmate deaths in the 12-year history of the BJS Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP). The 2011 jail mortality rate was 122 deaths per 100,000 inmates....[more]

    PR Newswire, Tuesday, August 13, 2013

  32. Alabama Department of Corrections searching for inmate after escape from work release program

    HAMILTON, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Department of Corrections officials say they're searching for an inmate who escaped from a work release center....[more]

    Associated Press, Sunday, August 4, 2013

  33. Kentucky statistics on use of electronic monitoring

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky uses electronic monitoring to track state inmates on a home incarceration program. Offenders eligible for the program must have no prior convictions for a violent or sex offense; must not have any pending ......[more]

    Associated Press, Sunday, July 28, 2013

  34. Goodwill puts focus on jobs at Maine juvenile detention center ; Goodwill Industries will give juvenile offenders work experience before they are released.

    John Patriquin / Staff Photographer Goodwill's program starts Monday at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, replacing a job training program that Jobs for Maine Graduates, an Augusta nonprofit, operated out of the facility ......[more]

    Portland Press Herald, Saturday, July 27, 2013

  35. Sioux City program offers second chance to young adults with criminal past

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Second chances are rare, but Nicholas Nelson is trying to make the most of his after spending more than two years in the juvenile justice system....[more]

    Associated Press, Saturday, July 27, 2013

  36. Connecticut inmates to train greyhounds

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Four greyhounds are being delivered to an eastern Connecticut prison as inmates prepare for a 10-week program to train the dogs....[more]

    Associated Press, Saturday, July 27, 2013

  37. Chairman Reichert Seeks to End Cash for Cons - Introduces Bill to Prevent Unemployment Payments to Prisoners

    U.S. House of Representatives Documents Washington, D.C. - As a former sheriff and now Chairman of the Human Resources Subcommittee of the Committee on Ways and Means with jurisdiction over the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, today ......[more]

    Congressional Documents & Publications, Thursday, July 25, 2013

  38. Colo. lawmakers to examine state parole program after former inmates abscond

    DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers will question prison officials about how they're supervising inmates on parole in light of cases where former inmates slipped out of monitoring bracelets, including a man suspected of killing the state's ......[more]

    Associated Press, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

  39. Inmates move, install furniture

    Oregon State University; Corvallis, OR - news By Oregon Corrections Enterprises provides job experience for state inmates Workers from the Oregon Corrections Enterprises program are working to move and install furniture into Weatherford Hall ......[more]

    U-Wire, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

  40. State opening intensive drug recovery program in Morgan County

    It’s been one of state Mental Health Commissioner Douglas Varney’s biggest “wants”: a statewide, intensive residential facility to deal with drug addiction — especially prescription drug addiction, which Varney has long said is spiraling ......[more]

    Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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