Could this be the year that lawmakers really begin to dismantle the system of mass incarceration that they have been building for decades? It seems conceivable, thanks to a surge in interest from elected officials at the state and federal level, as well as an âunlikelyâ coalition of left- and right-wing groups that announced its formation on Thursday. The Coalition for Public Safety, as the group is called, includes organizations like the Center for American Progress and the American Civil Liberties Union along with Tea Party-aligned FreedomWorks and Grover Norquistâs Americans for Tax Reform. Itâs backed, in part, by Koch Industries.Read more at - http://www.thenation.com/blog/198681/can-left-right-alliances-break-americas-addiction-mass-incarceration
The Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association and the District of Arizona were proud to host the 7th National Training Institute August 23-26, 2015, in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Information and archived session materials are available at FPPOA-NTI.com
Newly Released - Behavior Management of Justice-Involved Individuals: Contemporary Research and State-of-the-Art Policy and Practice News
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Center for Effective Public Policy are pleased to announce the release of NIC’s publication, Behavior Management of Justice-Involved Individuals: Contemporary Research and State-of-the-Art Policy and Practice, a document authored by Madeline M. Carter, Principal, Center for Effective Public Policy. This document can be accessed at http://nicic.gov/Library/029553.
All justice-involved individuals who are under community supervision are expected to abide by a set of conditions. Unfortunately, a significant portion will violate one or more of their terms and conditions of supervision at some point, either by committing a new offense or by committing a technical violation–an infraction related to failing to comply with the technical rules set by the releasing authority.
Good intentions are only the starting place for good legislation.
Congress is currently considering the Recidivism Reduction and Public Safety Act of 2014, in which an estimated 34,000 federal prisoners could see a substantial reduction in their sentences. According to a story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the bill would double the time off a sentence an inmate can earn for behaving and participating in certain programs.
A felon desperate to be thrown back in prison got two knives into DetroitÃ¯'s federal courthouse as part of a plan to kill his probation officer and a judge before changing his mind, according to a criminal complaint filed today.
Timothy Daniels, who has been charged in the incident, was released from state prison on Feb. 11 after spending the majority of the past 40 years in prison, according to the complaint.
Daniels said âthat it was not going well and he wanted to go back to prison,â according to the complaint.
Dosage Probation News
The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Center for Effective Public Policy are pleased to announce the release of NICâs publication, Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences
This is a great introduction to a new probation strategy which links âthe duration of probation supervision to the optimal amount of intervention an offender needs in order to reduce risk of reoffenseâ. This monograph âprovides a policy and practice framework upon which this new model of supervision can be constructed.
Healthcare Not Handcuffs, Putting the Affordable Care Act to Work for Criminal Justice and Drug Policy Reform. News
For the last 40 years, we have largely relegated health problems like substance abuse and mental health disorders to the criminal justice system. As a result, millions of people are burdened by felony convictions due to drug use, and those who cannot afford to pay for treatment have had to be locked in cells in order to get access to necessary care.