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2010-10-13 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The violent crime rate declined from 19.3 to 17.1 victimizations per 1,000 persons during 2009, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today.

2010-09-13 11:36:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Wexford Health Sources is pleased to announce that it has signed a 3-year statewide contract with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to provide Sex Offender Evaluation Services throughout the Department's correctional facilities.

2010-09-01 07:00:00

On Wednesday, September 1, Elizabeth Barnhill was presented with the first annual Gail Burns-Smith Award in honor of her contributions to the sexual violence prevention field. ENOLA, Pa., Sept.

2010-08-12 07:20:00

BOSTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent analysis conducted by the Associated Press revealed that the 20 states with civil commitment laws will spend nearly $500 million in 2010 to incarcerate only 5,000 offenders.

2010-07-07 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mortality rates in local jails declined over the period from 2000 through 2007, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today.

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.

2010-06-24 09:13:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During 2009, the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of state correctional authorities decreased by 2,941 inmates (down 0.2 percent), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S.

2010-06-03 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of midyear 2009, 767,620 inmates were held in custody of county and city jail authorities, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today.

2010-05-25 16:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department, in partnership with the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center released a new publication today, Reentry Housing Options: The Policymakers' Guide, which provides practical steps that lawmakers and others can take to increase public safety through better access to affordable housing for individuals released to the community.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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