Juvenile facility called better for suspects

Five years ago Alex Hribal almost certainly would have gone straight to an adult jail following his arrest on charges that he stabbed more than 20 people inside...

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U.S. Sentencing Commission takes steps to depopulate federal prisons

In a bid to reduce the federal prison population, the U.S. Sentencing Commission set in motion a change of formula to determine the sentencing of low-level, non...

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California's Medical Prison beset by Waste and Mismanagement

California's $840-million medical prison -- the largest in the nation -- was built to provide care to more than 1,800 inmates. When fully operational, it was s...

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Enforcing Prison Rape Elimination Standards Proves Tricky

"Sexual victimization while somebody is in confinement is totally unacceptable," says Mary Lou Leary, a principal deputy assistant attorney general at the Justi...

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  • Managing Correctional Medical Costs

    Healthcare costs are on the rise in most states. How the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, telemedicine and outsourcing will factor in.

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  • From Flinstones to Jetsons

    With new tablets, offenders are getting the same computing experience as those on the outside—and some correctional staff are only too happy to bring them into the 21st century.

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  • Perimeter Security

    Corrections staffs rely on various technologies to help keep their facilities secure. Technology allows them to monitor prisoner movement and prevent the influx of contraband into the facility, and it provides guards with protection and the means to effectively subdue inmates.

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