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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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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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