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Insight Inside: Colorado DOC

11th March 2016

Since 1871, the state of Colorado’s Department of Corrections has a proud history of serving the citizens of Colorado by maintaining and enhancing public safety. Currently over 6,300 correctional professionals supervise approximately 20,000 offenders in secure prisons and nearly 9,000 parolees. The Colorado Department of Corrections provides for the effective management of criminal offenders in controlled environments which are efficient, safe, humane, and appropriately secure, while providing meaningful work and self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders with community re-entry through pro-social stabilization. There are four internal divisions within the department, led by Executive Director Rick Raemisch, which include; Prison Operations, Finance and Administration, Adult Parole, and Clinical and Correctional Services. The Department […]

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Plans are Useless but Planning is Essential

11th March 2016

Both of these statements are paraphrases from two famous men who dramatically altered the outcome of World War II: Eisenhower and Churchill.  While both statements were made in the context of military actions, their relevance in the global evolution of prison systems is apropos. In nations that practice the rule of law, one could say that as laws are enacted which require a sanction of imprisonment, so too does the need, or not, for prisons. Hence, the need to consider the value of planning for transformative environments is pertinent. First, consider the need for strategic planning. One of the basic laws of physics is that for every action, there is […]

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2015 ICPA Awards Winners!

25th January 2016

The International Corrections and Prisons Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Awards Programme – a recognition for their contribution to the development and progress of the professional corrections. Congratulations to the 2015 Winners: Offender Management and Reintegration Award Gobierno del Estado de Chihuahua – Mexico The award was given because of the great success and significant efforts in implementing the standards of ACA within Gobierno del Estado de Chihuahua A long way has been walked from 2010 when 15 prisons, governed by the prisoners, full of weapons, alcohol and drugs, transformed into 8 optimised, well – managed and exemplary facilities with long – term programme for […]

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U.S. Department of Education Launches Second Chance Pell Pilot Program for Incarcerated Individuals

6th August 2015

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to create a fairer, more effective criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and combat the impact of mass incarceration on communities, the Department of Education today announced a Second Chance Pell Pilot program to test new models to allow incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants and pursue the postsecondary education with the goal of helping them turn their lives around and ultimately, get jobs, support their families, and stay out of trouble. High-quality correctional education – including postsecondary correctional education – has been shown to measurably reduce re-incarceration rates. By reducing recidivism, correctional education can ultimately save taxpayers money and create safer communities. According […]

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