New York Judge shakes up the bail system

Oct 16, 2015
Thousands of people are kept in jail pre-trial because they can't make bail.
Posted In: bail system, jail
Because the Cook County Jail in Chicago has become a de facto psychiatric hospital, recognizing and managing mental health issues among inmates has become an important part of training at the corrections officers training academy.

Officer training for mental health in short supply

Jun 30, 2015
A large number of inmates have a serious mental illnesses.
Posted In: mental health, jail, criminal justice

Prisoners could be an untapped resource for startups

Jun 25, 2015
One former inmate uses coding to help those still in prison.
Posted In: prison, linkedin, jail

Video visitations gain popularity in prison system

Jun 23, 2015
But is it a suitable replacement for in-person visits?
Posted In: prisons, jail, video

In prison, a cellphone is a dangerous weapon

Feb 4, 2015
For prison officials, blocking inmates' cellphone use is a top priority.
Posted In: cell phones, prisons, jail

The economics behind a drug sentencing overhaul

Aug 12, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder seeks to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes.
Posted In: drugs, Crime, jail, prison