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2010-08-26 09:41:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 88,500 inmates--64,500 in prison and 24,000 in jails--reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization by another inmate or facility staff during 2008-09, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs announced today. The findings are based on a survey of prison and jail inmates about incidents occurring in the last 12 months or since their admission to the...

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. According to experts at the Boston-based Institute for Sexual Wellness (ISW), states concerned with how to pay for these programs over the long term should investigate community-based programs. Not only are such programs available at a fraction of the cost of civil commitment,...

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. A total of 8,110 jail inmates died in custody of local jails over the study period, during which the mortality rate declined from 152 deaths per 100,000 jail inmates in 2000 to 141 per 100,000 in 2007. During any given year of the eight-year...

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...

2010-06-24 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. Department of Justice, announced today. This was the first decline in the state prison population since 1972. Twenty-four states experienced decreases in their prison populations and 26 had increases. Six states reported declines...

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. During the 12-month period ending June 30, 2009, the local jail population declined by 2.3 percent (down 17,936 inmates). This is the first decline in the U.S. jail population since BJS implemented the Annual Survey of Jails in 1982....

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. The guide provides an overview of several commonly accessed housing options, including...

2010-05-14 13:44:00

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice today released for public comment proposed Supplemental Guidelines for the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. "These proposed Supplemental Guidelines will assist registration jurisdictions in meeting the requirements of SORNA," said Linda M. Baldwin, Director of the Office of Justice Programs' Office of Sex Offender Sentencing,...

2010-03-14 14:21:08

A new mathematical model developed by Indiana University Bloomington and Arizona State University geographers could help communities that are in the midst of passing or reforming sex offender laws. The researchers describe the model and report its first test in an Early View edition of Papers in Regional Science. By forcing users to quantify risk and issues of special concern, the model can help the policymakers of concerned communities to focus on the spatial management of sex offenders and...

2010-02-11 18:04:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday's resignation by former CEO Owen Van Natta is not totally surprising, given MySpace's continued losses in advertising, search revenues, and traffic. What is shocking, however, is that the senior leadership at NewsCorp and Fox Interactive remains in positions of power despite the significant mishandling of the scandal involving the discovery of more than 90,000 convicted sex offenders on NewsCorp's flagship social networking site....


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