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Colorado Department of Corrections Gang Disengagement Program

Colorado Department of Corrections implements a Gang Disengagement Program that provides a more effective, leading-edge approach to gang intervention.

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How Colorado's Prison system is training inmates to be better dads

Article hi-lights Colorado Department of Corrections use of the Parents on a Mission program.

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Colorado Department of Corrections Gang Disengagement Program

Colorado Department of Corrections implements a Gang Disengagement Program that provides a more effective, leading-edge approach to gang intervention.

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Colorado Department of Corrections Adds Employer Resources to Website

Colorado Department of Corrections launched new information on the website to give prospective employers and indication of offender skill-sets.

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Fourth Annual Tom Clements Award presented to Rhonda Hesslink

The Fourth Annual Tom Clements Award was presented to Rhonda Hesslink a Sergeant at Arkansas Correctional Facility in Crowley, CO.

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Offenders Participate in One Book 4 Colorado

One Book 4 Colorado is a literacy program that connects incarcerated parents with their children

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Department of Corrections dog training program gives inmates purpose

How Colorado's Correctional Industries, Prison Trained K-9 Companion Program is changing lives

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Colorado Department of Corrections 2016 Highlights

Colorado Department of Corrections most significant achievements of 2016

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Corrections Secretary Wetzel Applauds Bill to Help At-risk Children Succeed

Legislation would create first-ever public charitable trust to fund scholarships, programs and services

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Pride in Service

New housing unit dedicated to incarcerated veterans aims to address needs

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What a difference a dog makes

Therapy dog at Woodland Center Correctional Facility changes attitudes, environment

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Report spotlights Michigan’s success in reducing recidivism

Michigan is one of seven states nationwide to deliver significant results in efforts to reduce recidivism and violent crime, according to a new report by the Council of State Governments Justice Center.

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Prioritizing Corrections Reform Will Keep Offenders on Right Track

One of the most significant developments in criminal justice policy over the past 15 years has been the fundamental shift in thinking about the primary purpose of prisons and jails.

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Governor signs state employee and law enforcement pay raise bill

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed SB 7022 which provides pay raises for Florida’s sworn state law enforcement officers, correctional officers and state employees.

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MDOC Announces New Program for Incarcerated Veterans

This is a new reentry program for incarcerated veterans in collaboration with the Soldier On nonprofit and Voice of Calvary Ministries

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Reentry efforts making a difference

Report highlights years of progress for successful transition

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MDOC Announces New Program for Incarcerated Veterans  

JACKSON-Incarcerated veterans in Mississippi are getting help before and after their release from prison under a new faith-based program offered in a special unit at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County. 

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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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