RESTON, Va. — Following three years of research and development, Global Tel*Link (GTL), headquartered in Reston, announced on June 4 that it has successfully deployed new inmate tablet technology that could contribute to efforts to reduce recidivism.Read more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced earlier this month it has funded $10 million in grants for projects in 20 communities in 14 states to provide comprehensive pre-release services to inmates as well as ongoing support as they re-enter their communities. The grants were supported by the "Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release" or "LEAP" initiative.Read more
WASHINGTON — A bill introduced by two senators aims to cut government spending by requiring lower-risk prisoners to participate in recidivism reduction programs.Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Increased staff and rehabilitative programs could soon be added to Ohio correctional facilities thanks to Gov. John Kasich’s mid-biennium budget. The $53.5 million infusion to the state’s strained correctional system would be used to hire nearly 90 new employees, mostly correctional officers, and establish new beds in halfway houses and community-based correctional centers.Read more
ATLANTA — In an effort save money and reduce its juvenile justice population, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a law that would shift more youth offenders to community-based programs.Read more
BOULDER, Colo. — The California Department of Corrections and the Division of Adult Parole Operations has hired Geo Community Reentry Services, a division of Boca Raton, Fla.-based The Geo Group, to operate four intensive parolee reentry centers.
The centers, located in San Diego, Santa Ana, Pomona and French Camp, will serve more than 1,000 inmates annually.Read more
PORTAGE COUNTY, Ohio — Many states are investigating new ways of lowering inmate populations and easing the financial burden of overcrowding on state and county correctional facilities, including Ohio.
Portage County was expected to launch a corrections program that could eventually serve as a model for the entire state of Ohio, according to Portage County Justice Program Director Ross Rick.Read more
NEW YORK — The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) released a policy brief on Sept. 25, 2012, highlighting a number of states reporting significant, reductions in recidivism.Read more
RIKERS ISLAND, N.Y. — As is so often the case, Goldman Sachs is on the cutting edge of an innovation that alternatively excites, fascinates and concerns people. Almost assuredly the most well known investment banking firm in the world, Goldman Sachs is legendary for being able to position itself to make a profit in the best of times or the worst of times, in terms of the world economy.Read more