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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...

2009-12-03 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Capital Punishment, 2008 - Statistical Tables (NCJ 228662), which presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2008, and persons executed in 2008. Preliminary data on executions by states during 2009 are included. Tables present state-by-state information on the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during 2008, status...

2009-12-02 13:42:00

Appointments Create Opportunity for NewsCorp to Address Child Protection Deficiencies WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Aristotle International Inc., the global leader in online identity verification, announced today that age verification expert Michael Colopy will rejoin the company as Senior Advisor to CEO John Aristotle Phillips. Colopy, formerly Aristotle's Senior Vice President for Communications and Government Affairs, will now aid the company's efforts in promoting responsible...

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2009-12-02 15:11:11

New laws passed in 25 states are making it easier for social networking giants Facebook and MySpace to purge their membership lists of convicted rapists, gropers and child molesters. More than 3,500 offenders registered in New York have been kicked off the two popular Web sites in the months since the state implemented a law requiring sex crime convicts to register their e-mail addresses, as well as their dwellings, attorney general Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. Cuomo says, "Facebook and...

2009-12-01 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 31, 2008, a reported 20,606 state prisoners and 1,538 federal prisoners were HIV positive or had confirmed AIDS, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today. At yearend 2008, an estimated 5,672 inmates in state and federal prisons had confirmed AIDS, down from 5,762 in 2007. In 2007, about 43 per 10,000 prison inmates were estimated to have confirmed AIDS,...

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...

2009-11-06 15:28:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released today Tort Bench and Jury Trials in State Courts, 2005 (NCJ 228129), which discusses tort cases concluded by a bench or jury trial in a national sample of jurisdictions in 2005. Topics include the types of tort cases that proceed to trial, the differences between tort cases adjudicated by judges and juries, and the types of plaintiffs and defendants represented in tort...

2009-10-21 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A child witnessed violence in 22 percent of intimate partner violence cases filed in state courts, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today. In another 14 percent of intimate partner violence cases, a child was present at the time of the incident but did not directly witness the violence. Intimate partner violence includes violence between spouses, ex-spouses,...

2009-09-30 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Female Victims of Violence (NCJ 228356), which provides the current findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females. Data are from the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program's (UCR) Supplemental Homicide Reports (SHR). The report...

2009-09-23 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice announced today that Ohio and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are the first two jurisdictions to substantially implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. "We are pleased to announce the first two jurisdictions to substantially implement this important legislation," said Attorney General Eric...