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Two Corrections Professionals Receive Awards for Public Service

Two Washington State Department of Corrections employees have received awards as part of the annual Public Service Recognition Week celebration held the second week of May.

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124 years, 4 deaths: Memorial honors corrections officers

Memorial created to honor Michigan corrections officers killed in the line of duty

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MDOC’s 2017 Parole/Probation Agent of the Year Candice Dunn, killed in Livingston County traffic crash

Oakland County Probation Agent Candice Dunn, who was selected as the Michigan Department of Corrections’ 2017 Parole/Probation Agent of the Year, was killed May 9 in a traffic crash in Livingston County.

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Deadly Livingston County crash victim identified as honored Oakland County probation agent

Candice Dunn was on her way home from awards banquet

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Nine Ohio DRC Employees receive Governor's Award for Employee Excellence

Department of Rehabilitation and Correction employees recognized for creating the HOPE (Helping Ohio Prisoners Excel) channel

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Oakland County Agent Candice Dunn selected as Michigan Department of Corrections' 2017 Parole/Probation Agent of the Year

Candice Dunn has been named the Michigan Department of Corrections’ 2017 Parole/Probation Agent of the Year for her dedication to helping those under her supervision succeed and her commitment to improving her community.

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Michigan receives $16.37 million grant to combat opioid addiction

Michigan has received more than $16 million in federal funds to help reduce opioid use and abuse across the state, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced today.

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Governor Phil Scott Appoints Lisa Menard Commissioner, Department of Corrections  

Lisa Menard takes on the position of Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Corrections

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A New Teaching Approach Has Wyoming Inmates Reading With Success

Learning Latin has become a breeze for some of the inmates in the Wyoming Department of Corrections

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Inslee names Stephen Sinclair secretary of the Department of Corrections

New Washington Department of Corrections Secretary appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee

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Governor Bullock Announces New Director of the Montana Department of Corrections  

Bullock praises Reginald Michael’s experience and his commitment to effectively improve services and support of Montana’s corrections system  

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Corrections Leaders Visit with White House Staff about Criminal Justice Issues

Secretary Wetzel, Director Kempf, Director Cook, Commissioner Dunn, and Secretary Tilley represent visit with White House staff

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Butcher appointed to oversee W.Va. Division of Corrections

Gov. Jim Justice named Loita Butcher as acting commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Corrections.

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Charting a Path

Pilot to use COMPAS assessment in court puts focus on individual offender's needs

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ASCA in The White House

ASCA is raising its profile and representing the 400,000 Correctional Professionals from across the United States

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Michigan recidivism rate falls to 29.8 percent, among lowest in the nation

The number of Michigan offenders who relapse into criminal behavior after being released from prison has fallen to its second lowest level since the state began recording three-year re-incarceration rates. Michigan’s recidivism rate, which measures the percentage of offenders who return to prison within three years, has dropped to 29.8 percent. This places Michigan among the top 10 states in the nation with the lowest recidivism rates.

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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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