The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) and Vera Institute of Justice recently celebrated the first anniversary of a groundbreaking new initiative designed to transform conditions of incarceration and better prepare incarcerated young adults (ages 18-24) for re-entry.Read more
Former Larned Juvenile Superintendent Wendy Leiker has been appointed as the superintendent of the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC). KansasRead more
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Cell phones in prisons have been a controversial issue for quite some time, but the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is now requesting information from companies regarding equipment to detect illegal cell phone calls within the prison grounds.
Other states have been dealing with cell phone contraband, especially California, where the number of confiscated cell phones grew from 261 in 2006 to more than 10,700 in 2010. Although Illinois’ numbers are much smaller, they are still increasing.Read more
— Texas prison authorities say they are considering jamming cell phones after an inmate used a contraband cell phone to escape from prison.Read more