Can Prisoners Stand Their Ground?

In a recent case,the District of Colorado dismissed murder charges against a prison inmate who claims he acted in defense of an intrusion into his dwelling.

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Electronic Messaging in Jails

The resource that could actually aide Corrections in reducing contraband and criminal communication in jails and prisons. Many officials believe this to be an inmate E-Mail system; however,that assessment is incorrect.

Electronic Messaging as a Resource

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A Standards Journey

It was forty years ago this summer that I began working in local corrections in Alabama.  At that time,there was an emerging concern about lack of standards,guidelines,policies,etc.,to guide local jail officials.  This concern,coupled with an absence of formal training,led to a search for solutions.  Prompting that search was the growing amount of litigation against local jails.

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INMATE MARRIAGE:
The “I DOs” and DON’Ts of Sound Policy

It’s been a few years since the United States Supreme Court announced their controversial decision ruling that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry1.  The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages.  The landmark ruling made gay marriage legal in all 50 states.

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Sheriff’s Office or Sheriff’s Department?

In early 2011,I was comfortably ensconced in what I believed would be my retirement home. Sitting on a ridge overlooking the Dunnavant Valley in north Alabama,the house location allowed me to look across the valley and view the changing seasons and the abundant wildlife which frequented the property. All was good.

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ARE YOU PREA READY? (Part 2)

by Tate McCotter and Laurie Gibbs

*NOTE* – This is part two of last month’s “Solutions to PREA”

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