Women in jail are now the fastest-growing correctional population in the U.S. The number of females held on any given day has grown 14-fold since 1970—from just under 8,000 to almost 110,000 by 2014. Where’s the research and programming that focuses on their needs?
Audit says two officials of Louisiana’s Angola prison diverted $160,000 from a fund meant to pay for employee recreation. FBI is investigating; the officials have resigned. Warden Burl Cain was forced to quit earlier.
Public Policy Institute of California says state has an “unmatched” record of prison reform. The institute says it’s too early to say whether last year’s 8.4% violent crime increased in the state was significant or an aberration.
Some 10 million U.S. children have parents who are incarcerated. These innocent youngsters, studies indicate, face long odds of success in life. But, as a San Francisco Chronicle investigation shows, efforts to help them are growing.
Mayor Muriel Bowser wants to close loophole that allows many wearing GPS monitoring devices to remove them with no serious penalty. Washington Post wrote about one convict who committed a rape after removing his GPS device.