Tag Archives: reentry and rehabilitation

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.

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Kansas prison system at capacity, and more growth is expected

From the article: “If the state wants to avoid spending millions of dollars on more prison bed space, said Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts, it has to continue to look at innovative programs and policies that can cut recidivism rates.”

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UK: Haverigg prison selected in bid to reduce reoffending rates

From the article: “The reforms will mean all offenders leaving custody receive ‘through the gate’ supervision and support to turn their lives around.  Introducing resettlement prisons will mean many offenders are released from prisons in, or close to, areas where they will live.”

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