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Oregon Department Of Corrections: Sustainability Rockstars

Oregon DOC wins Recycler of the Year Award

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Federal Communications Commission decision that increases public safety

Washington, March 23rd 2017 the FCC created more opportunities to combat contraband in correctional facilities

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Defy Ventures prison program coming to Mississippi

Program teaches inmates business, employer, parenting skills

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ASCA Member Rick Raemisch to speak at International Meeting

ASCA Member and Colorado DOC Executive Director Rick Raemisch was invited to speak in Warsaw, Poland

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Easy As Pi: Inmates Find Motivation Through Mathematics

Washington State Department of Corrections helps inmates find purpose through math.

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Missouri DOC Director Orders Change

Anne Precythe is the new MDOC Director

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ASCA Summer Conference Special Guest Speaker, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

Fortune Magazine named Governor Greitens one of the worlds "50 greatest leaders"

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Driven to Succeed

Program prepares Michigan parolees for careers in truck driving

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G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility Officer Cary Johnson named 2017 Corrections Officer of the Year

Cary Johnson, a corrections officer at G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson, has been named the 2017 Corrections Officer of the Year for her integrity and dedication to public safety.

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NDOC to launch Vivitrol Pilot Program to fight addiction

Addiction Services and Re-Entry

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State Task Force Releases Plan to Shed Louisiana's #1 Imprisonment Ranking

Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force Releases Report on Legislative Recommendations Today

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TDOC Promotes Awareness of Contraband Interdiction Efforts

The introduction of contraband of any kind to any correctional environment poses a threat to the safety of both that institution and the general public. It is for this reason TDOC works closely with our criminal justice partners and other correctional agencies around the country to combat the introduction of illegal items and prosecute those who attempt to do so.

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The Way Forward: Tennessee Department of Correction and the Public Safety Act of 2016

The Public Safety Act of 2016 aims to reduce crime and address the growing prison and jail population by focusing on key areas driving Tennessee’s violent crime rate. To accomplish this, the initiative has four main components: Addressing domestic violence, implementing smart changes in sentencing, use of a single validated risk and needs assessment across the criminal justice community, and instituting swift, certain and proportionate sanctions for offenders on community supervision if no new crime has been committed. Together, these components will make Tennessee communities safer by protecting domestic violence victims, ensuring serious repeat offenders serve mandatory minimum sentences, increasing accountability for offenders on community supervision and addressing offender needs in order to change criminogenic behavior. The Tennessee Department of Correction plays a pivotal role in implementing the Public Safety Act of 2016, and as our peers, we strive to keep you informed throughout the process.

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Prisons Nationwide Seek FCC OK to Jam Cellphone Signals

A critical decision for staff and public safety...

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Year of big changes ahead for Nevada’s prison system, corrections chief says

Director James Dzurenda making a big impact.

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Leann Bertsch Named 2016 Clements Awardee

ASCA President Recognized for her leadership!

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