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  • Video Hearings

    Oftentimes a bail hearing or an appearance takes just a few minutes, yet the offender—and the sheriff’s deputy or other staff—may spend half a day getting to the courthouse and waiting for the offender’s chance in front of the judge.

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  • Coping With Mental Health Issues

    Correctional facilities in the U.S. have become the nation’s default mental health providers. This has been a trend for the past 50 years: a result of what is called “deinstitutionalizing,” and the numbers are sobering.

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  • The Road to an Effective RTC Program

    A mental health program onsite at Arizona’s Yavapai County Jail bolsters defendants from multiple counties to stand trial.

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  • Alternatives to Incarceration

    How management assessment tools can predict risk and high-tech tools can assist in managing community treatment.

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  • THE COMING CONVERGENCE OF CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAID

    With budgetary constraints and the looming pressure of providing healthcare coverage to more beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states continue to look for innovative models for the coordination and delivery of health services to its beneficiaries, including individuals moving through the criminal justice system

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  • The Correlation Between PTSD and Criminogenic Behaviors In Incarcerated Veterans

    Recent research has shown there is a strong correlation between PTSD and criminogenic behaviors in incarcerated veterans.

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  • Drug Testing In The Field

    Studies show that, among offenders, high rates of drug use are associated with high rates of criminal activity. On the other hand, during periods of relative abstinence, criminal activity tends to diminish.

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  • California Prisons Aim to Disconnect Unwanted Calls

    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has a plan to stop contraband cell phone usage: install airport-style security on the outer perimeter, increase spontaneous searches, train and use more "sniffer" dogs, and use managed access technology to intercept calls.

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