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California Law Allows Sex Offenders, Murderers To Violate Parole With Little ... - Opposing Views

California Law Allows Sex Offenders, Murderers To Violate Parole With Little ... - Opposing Views | The Problem with Corrections | Scoop.it
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Since parole violators are now being sent to county jails, the county jails are overcrowded too.
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Over-crowding and under-funding is leading to many correctional systems scrambling for ways to function. With the majority of adult offenders on some type of probations or parole status, and more sentencing leaning in that direction,  probations and parole  staff are finding themselves unable to meet the demands of their caseloads - often resulting in many released offenders not having the follow-up and scrutiny they need.   

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Over 3,000 US prisoners serving life without parole for non-violent crimes | Thought FTW

Over 3,000 US prisoners serving life without parole for non-violent crimes | Thought FTW | The Problem with Corrections | Scoop.it

New post: Over 3,000 US prisoners serving life without parole for non-violent crimes http://t.co/l3r0T01q4n #news #politics #nwo


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Legislation enacted over the past four decades designed to "Get tough on Crime" has resulted in an over-populated, under-funded criminal justice system - where harsh and lenghty sentences no longer appear to be commensurate with the crimes committed. 

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Former guard, girlfriend get prison for smuggling tobacco to inmates - Charleston Gazette

Former guard, girlfriend get prison for smuggling tobacco to inmates
Charleston Gazette
CLARKSBURG, W.Va.
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Corrupt staff is one of the big issues that plagues many correctional systems.

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Graphic court video shows prison guards deploying pepper spray on ... | The Problem with Corrections | Scoop.it
A US federal court has released new video footage showing California prison guards repeatedly spraying mentally ill inmates with pepper spray in an apparent attempt to convince the prisoners to take their medication.
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Special poplulation inmates, such as the mentally ill, are making up  larger percentages of prison populations and becoming a much bigger management challenge.

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Federal prison guard slain at Pennsylvania facility

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Slaying of 34-year-old officer is first in nearly five years; prison officials fear federal cuts could put workers at risk.

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Funding and budget cuts have impacted almost every correctional system's ability to fully staff correctional positions. This shortage of staff, coupled with rising prison populations, is creating a dangerous and volatile work environment.

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