Lisa Menard takes on the position of Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Corrections
Learning Latin has become a breeze for some of the inmates in the Wyoming Department of Corrections
New Washington Department of Corrections Secretary appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee
Bullock praises Reginald Michael’s experience and his commitment to effectively improve services and support of Montana’s corrections system
Secretary Wetzel, Director Kempf, Director Cook, Commissioner Dunn, and Secretary Tilley represent visit with White House staff
Gov. Jim Justice named Loita Butcher as acting commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Corrections.
Pilot to use COMPAS assessment in court puts focus on individual offender's needs
ASCA is raising its profile and representing the 400,000 Correctional Professionals from across the United States
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.
Oregon DOC wins Recycler of the Year Award
Washington, March 23rd 2017 the FCC created more opportunities to combat contraband in correctional facilities
Program teaches inmates business, employer, parenting skills
ASCA Member and Colorado DOC Executive Director Rick Raemisch was invited to speak in Warsaw, Poland
Washington State Department of Corrections helps inmates find purpose through math.
Anne Precythe is the new MDOC Director
Fortune Magazine named Governor Greitens one of the worlds "50 greatest leaders"
Program prepares Michigan parolees for careers in truck driving
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.
Addiction Services and Re-Entry
Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force Releases Report on Legislative Recommendations Today
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.
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.
A critical decision for staff and public safety...
Director James Dzurenda making a big impact.
ASCA President Recognized for her leadership!