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2014-09-18 16:28:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel joined state and local leaders from across the nation this week to participate in the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center board of directors meeting. The meeting focused on complex criminal justice policies with officials discussing the best ways to advance the latest evidence-based strategies on issues such as: - lowering recidivism rates among people who were...

2014-06-12 16:28:22

BALTIMORE, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Social Solutions Global, Inc. (SSG), the leading provider of performance management software for human services, is proud to announce the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has selected Efforts to Outcomes (ETO®) software to support outcomes case management for its statewide Automated Re-entry Management System (ARMS). Drawing from The Future of California Corrections Blueprint, this initiative supports...

2014-05-28 08:36:40

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Capita Technologies, a market leader in unified case and offender management solutions with over 10,000 users nationwide announced today that the company was selected by the State of Indiana to implement Capita's Corrections and Probation system. Capita CASE is a comprehensive state-of-the-art, web/cloud based criminal justice case management system which proactively manages caseload operations and drives efficiency through the use...

2014-05-24 23:01:23

The State of Oregon has settled whistleblower claims filed by a former Oregon Corrections Enterprises head, who alleged that he was fired for speaking up about questionable spending and hiring at the Oregon Department of Corrections. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) May 24, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm long dedicated to protecting the rights of whistleblowers who have reported, or seek to report, employers engaged in illegal activities, reports that the State of Oregon...

2014-05-01 08:23:01

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Blank Enterprises ("Point Blank" or "PBE"), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, today announced the official appointment of Walter Kreidell as Director of Correctional Sales and Product Development, effective immediately. Mr. Kreidell comes to Point Blank following a highly successful career within the industry, having most recently served as Director of Domestic Sales with...

2014-02-12 23:22:26

Over 20 courses and 40+ hours approved by the Standards & Training for Corrections now available through The Corrections Online Training Collaborative (COTC). Cary, NC (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Building on their extensive offerings for Corrections and Law Enforcement, Relias Learning, the online leader in specialized training, has added over 20 new courses approved by the Standards & Training for Corrections (STC). These courses address specific needs for California corrections...

2014-02-10 16:24:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year, Department of Corrections (DOC) officials reported the first significant decrease in the inmate population since 1971. At the end of 2013, officials discovered that the state's prison system has experienced the smallest increase in the inmate population growth, all while the state's crime rate remained flat. "This is the smallest increase for the 24 years preceding this administration," Corrections Secretary John...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'