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CO: DOC Chief: Parole Supervision Needs Improvement

From the article: “The head of Colorado’s correctional system told lawmakers Friday his department needs to improve the monitoring of parolees, and that officials are considering using cellphones instead of electronic bracelets to do so.”

According to the article, the prison system is thinking about giving cellphones to parolees, which would track their whereabouts via GPS.  POs could call the parolees to ensure that the cellphone was on them and could require the parolees to take pictures of themselves or surroundings to verify location.

Interesting.

Read more here.

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Conn. prison population rising as paroles nixed

From the article: “The state’s prison population is rising and state officials say it’s due to fewer paroles following a 2007 home invasion in which a mother and her two daughters were murdered.”

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Bureau of Justice Statistics: Correctional Populations in the United States, 2011

Highlights from the report:

  • Adult correctional authorities supervised about 6,977,700 offenders at yearend 2011, a decrease of 1.4% during the year.
  • „„The decline of 98,900 offenders during 2011 marked the third consecutive year of decrease in the correctional population, which includes probationers, parolees, local jail inmates, and prisoners in the custody of state and federal facilities.
  • „„About 2.9% of adults in the U.S. (or 1 in every 34 adults) were under some form of correctional supervision at yearend 2011, a rate comparable to 1998 (1 in every 34).
  • „„At yearend 2011, about 1 in every 50 adults in the U.S. was supervised in the community on probation or parole while about 1 in every 107 adults was incarcerated in prison or jail.
  • The community supervision population (including probationers and parolees, down 1.5%) and the incarcerated population (including local jail inmates and federal and state prisoners, down 1.3%) decreased at about the same rate in 2011.
  • „„The majority (83%) of the decline in the correctional population during the year was attributed to the decrease in the probation population (down 81,800 offenders).

Access the report here.

Hat tip to The Catholic Eye for the link.

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More paroles help shrink Iowa prison population

From the article: “A 5 percent decline in the state’s prison population between 2011 and 2012 — the largest drop within a year — is the result of a 40 percent increase in paroles, according to prison officials.”

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Prison reform bill to help fund probation and parole

“More lawbreakers soon could be out of prison and on the streets.

But that’s a good thing, according to Sean Ryan, chief adult probation and parole officer for Bucks County.”

Read more: http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/crime/prison-reform-bill-to-help-fund-probation-and-parole/article_d29a1642-10a5-50e0-8d43-495030c82753.html

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