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Prisons turn to computer algorithms for deciding who to parole

Prison parole boards are turning from intuition to computer assessments as states look to cut costs at correctional facilities, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. At least 15 states have begun requiring some type of risk assessment tool to help parole boards judge whether or not an inmate should be …

“More African American men are in prison or jail,...

“More African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began.”<p>— <b>Michelle Alexander</b> …

The perils of privatized probation

Last week, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a bill that would have expanded the portion of probation service that the state contracts out to private companies. The bill would also have exempted private probation companies from the state’s open-records laws.<p>Kudos to Deal. He’s a Republican governor …

Police and crime commissioner system on probation after missteps, say MPs

Behaviour of some PCCs has fallen short of expectations and it is too early to say whether idea is a success, inquiry finds<p>The behaviour of some elected police and crime commissioners, who have hired "crony" deputies and sacked chief constables, has fallen far short of public expectations of the …

Steven Vanasse sentenced to 90 days in jail, probation

Sentence for killing Rachel Wong to be served on weekends<p>One of two drivers accused of killing a pedestrian in northwest Calgary in 2013 was …

3 boys accused of setting Oregon ballpark fire get probation

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Three boys accused of playing with fire and starting a massive blaze that destroyed a historic Oregon ballpark will spend up to …

Great Depression

As a probation officer, I have to believe that people can change

I was a social worker before going into probation, so I understand what it’s like when people’s lives haven’t gone to plan<p>Role<p>I am one of 11 probation officers based in the Belfast intensive supervision unit, supervising people convicted of violent or sexual offences. Most are on licence following …

Sociology

A working life: The probation officer

Meeting murderers and violent offenders is an everyday occurrence for Kelly Grice but, as she tells Leo Benedictus, if she transforms a life, it's worth it<p>Ask people why they do the job they do, and they will often rummage lengthily for an answer. Ask Kelly Grice, however, as I just have, and the …

Michigan's center moved in with his grandmother after violating probation

Michigan center Graham Glasgow was placed under probation in 2014 after operating a vehicle while impaired, and in March was suspended from the team after violating his probation when he failed a random drug test. Glasgow had started 24 games for the Wolverines entering his fifth and final season, …

College Football

The last man to shoot a US president could soon be free

He already spends 17 days a month at his mother's house, away from the hospital where he's been committed for shooting president Ronald Reagan.<p>Now, the hospital has formally petitioned for Hinckley's complete release.<p>"Every witness agrees that he's ready and every witness agrees that the risk of …

New Parents Spend Less Time Looking After Kids Than They Think

According to a new study, couples who have recently become parents believe they spend more hours in childcare than they actually do. And couples who …

Las Vegas police-killer made disturbing video as The Joker

In a video uncovered by Inside Edition, gunman Jerad Miller seen dressed as Batman villain The Joker and vowed to 'blow up whole countries'<p>The killer who went on a shooting rampage with his wife in Las Vegas recorded a disturbing video rant dressed as The Joker.<p>Jerad Miller, 31, made the recording …

Las Vegas

Oregon school shooting: 'This is becoming the norm' - CNN.com

"Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. There's no advanced, developed country on Earth that would put up with this," he said.<p><b>Heroics by coach</b><p>Todd Rispler, a teacher and coach at the school, was praised by police for what they called heroic actions.<p>Witnesses at the school said that after …

How Being An Oldest, Middle Or Youngest Child Shapes Your Personality

Only children have a reputation for being perfectionists and high-achievers, constantly seeking attention and approval from their parents and from others.<p>But children with siblings, too, express unique personality types based on their birth order.<p>While a number of factors play a role in a child's …

'They took the whole thing as a joke': Why Rekia Boyd's killer went free

Rekia Boyd was shot in the head by an off-duty Chicago police officer. On the day of her funeral, her family was sent a box of her possessions: a …

Facing death for Boston bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains an enigma

During a gruelling five-month trial, defence lawyers struggled to reconcile the image ‘Jahar’ Tsarnaev’s friends painted with the horrific attack they admit he carried out – and they presented his brother Tamerlan as the mastermind<p>Just before 3pm on Monday 15 April 2013, two bombs went off on …

Justice

How the Koch brothers became criminal justice reformers

Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch have used their fortune to back Republican candidates who support rolling back corporate regulations, …

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2 Texas transgender women dead within a week of each other<p>Man threatens to report Spanish-speaking women<p>Duo comes up with vision to address discarded …

Middle School

James Holmes' lawyers ask for new trial judge; judge says no

Lawyers for the man who pleaded guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people when he opened fire in a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colo., have accused the judge in the case of being biased due to his "hostile and demeaning" language and asked for a new judge to oversee the case.<p>The judge, …

Crime

Fitbit Data Now Being Used In The Courtroom

Personal injury cases are prime targets for manipulation and conjecture. How do you show that someone who’s been in a car accident can’t do their job properly, and deserves thousands of dollars in compensation? Till now lawyers have relied on doctors to observe someone for half an hour or so and …

States Should Spend Less on Prisons, More on Schools

The huge growth in state prison populations in recent decades has created mounting budget challenges for states, our new report explains. State economies would be much stronger over time if states invested more in education and other areas that can boost long-term economic growth and less in …

Federal judge demands more information about investigation into FBI agent

A federal judge angrily confronted a senior prosecutor Friday and said he is not satisfied that defendants are getting information quickly enough during the investigation of an FBI agent accused of tampering with evidence in the District.<p>U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ordered that the top …

Seattle police officers' challenge to use-of-force policy dismissed | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit by Seattle police officers challenging new rules restricting the department’s use of force, which they claimed could endanger both them and civilians.<p>More than 120 officers joined the lawsuit, which sought a complete dismantling of a …