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2010-08-10 17:32:52

The program, underway in five states, aims to build on the strengths of probation and parole officers as agents of change. A program developed by University of Cincinnati criminal justice researchers strives to strengthen the working relationship between probation/parole officers and offenders to help offenders stay on track toward building a life away from crime. The program, called "Effective Practices for Community Supervision Training" (EPICS), creates an action plan that addresses the...

2010-06-28 09:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheriffs across the country can now access the nation's largest criminal justice information sharing portal free of charge. Appriss, the technology provider for JusticeXchange, is making the service available at no cost to sheriffs who share data. "Appriss recognizes that sheriffs are facing tough economic times and wanted to do our part to help," said Brian Oldham, executive vice president of Appriss' Information Services Group. "Information...

2010-03-16 11:19:00

TULSA, Okla., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- While Tulsa area courts have been using 24/7 alcohol monitoring anklets to monitor offenders since 2005, the Rogers County Felony Drug and DUI Courts are some of the first in the country to implement a new version of the technology, which includes both 24/7 alcohol testing and house arrest monitoring in the same anklet. The technology is called SCRAMx (for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor), and it includes an ankle bracelet, worn...

2010-02-24 07:40:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern Missouri Alternative Sentencing Services (EMASS) has announced that Saint Louis County Justice Services awarded their alcohol monitoring contract for the county's DUI offenders to EMASS and their transdermal alcohol sensors, known as SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitors). SCRAM includes an ankle bracelet, worn around-the-clock, that samples an offender's perspiration every 30 minutes in order to ensure compliance with court-ordered...

2009-12-08 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At yearend 2008, 7.3 million men and women were under correctional supervision, including 70 percent (about 5.1 million) who were supervised in the community on probation or parole and 30 percent (about 2.3 million) who were held in the custody of prisons or jails, the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. The correctional population increased by 0.5 percent during 2008, about a third of the average...

2009-12-07 11:29:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition comprised of the nation's top judges, prosecutors, community corrections officials and traffic safety advocates are applauding President Obama's nomination of David L. Strickland to be the new Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The nomination was announced today by the White House. According to Stephen K. Talpins, coalition spokesperson and chief executive officer of the National Partnership...

2009-11-23 06:45:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On 11-19-2009 the State of Georgia Department of Corrections renewed a contract with RemoteCOM to monitor the Internet and computer activities of sex offenders on probation. As part of the new Georgia SB 474 it requires registered sex offenders to submit to computer monitoring and limitations of Internet access. RemoteCOM is a computer monitoring company that specializes in the monitoring of the computers of offenders that are on parole or...

2009-10-03 14:54:09

A man will spend at least a month in jail and face stiff probation conditions for keying a car owned by a millionaire in Palo Alto, Calif., a judge says. Santa Clara County Superior Judge Joyce Allegro said in addition to probation and his jail sentence on vandalism charges, Howard Herships must complete psychiatric counseling and three months of anger management classes for scratching millionaire Steve Kirsch's car, the San Jose Mercury News reported Friday. Kirsch will also receive $5,000...

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2009-10-02 09:30:00

A Canadian man who shot his television with a handgun was placed on probation and ordered to undergo psychological counseling in Prince Edward Island. Todd Jollimore, 43, pleaded guilty Thursday to careless use of a firearm and growing marijuana, the Summerside Journal-Pioneer reported. Neighbors called police about a gunshot July 29. Officers found a shot-out television in Jollimore's home and a .45-caliber handgun, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Subsequent investigation led to...

2009-09-09 16:38:00

LOVELAND, Colo., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- KeyPoint Government Solutions, Inc., (formerly Kroll Government Services, Inc.) a leading provider of security-clearance background investigations and investigative, monitoring and fraud prevention services to U.S. government agencies, today announced the hiring of Martin Horn to head the company's Correctional Services Group. Mr. Horn retired on July 31st as Commissioner of Corrections and Probation for the City of New York. "I am extremely...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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