14Mar 2016

Interrogation of juvenile suspects can yield false confessions

A study recently released by the American Bar Association calls for a change in interrogation techniques when dealing with juveniles. The conclusion of the study found that psychological interrogation techniques designed for seasoned adult criminals are commonly used with juveniles. These techniques exploit developmental vulnerabilities relating to judgement […]

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9Mar 2016

Sheriff in Maryland pushes for day-reporting center

For the fifth year in a row, Sheriff Douglas Mullendore is asking the Washington County, Maryland, commissioners for funding to start a home detention program of day-reporting center for drug offenders. According to the sheriff, about 97 percent of the total crimes in the county are committed […]

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9Mar 2016

Authorities fear Alabama prison reforms overlook victims

Some prisons in Alabama are housing over 200 percent of their capacity of inmates. This has caused the state legislature to take measures to address the problem, but local law enforcement authorities feel the plan is unfair to victims.

The reform plans include:

Creation of a new category […]

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9Mar 2016

Research study leads to new model for helping kids deal with jailed parent

Research by the University of Minnesota is helping improve the experience for kids who visit a parent incarcerated in Washington County Jail in Stillwater. Plans are underway to use some of the same ideas in Dakota County, as well as Dane and Racine counties in Wisconsin, which were […]

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