November 1, 2011

Transition celebration marks new beginning for CDCR parolees in Stockton

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and BI Incorporated hosted a Transition Celebration for offenders who successfully completed day reporting center programming, and dozens of Stockton-area officials, families, community corrections professionals, graduates, and past graduates attended. “We had an excellent turnout for the event, which marks a new beginning […]
October 25, 2011

Jail Employment Education Program prepares inmates for post-custody life

Recently released offenders are at the highest risk of re-offense. Employment provides stability and security and helps reduce that risk. The BI Jail Employment Education Program (JEEP) begins preparing offenders for a productive life after incarceration while they are still in custody. JEEP includes job skills training as well as […]
October 13, 2011

Louisville implements Kentucky’s first day reporting program

Like many other governmental agencies across the nation, the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government has faced chronic jail crowding (the 1,793-bed Louisville jail is consistently at capacity), increased costs and related challenges. To develop solutions for issues the local criminal justice system faced, a group of local criminal justice stakeholders and […]
October 6, 2011

Lake County Chief Probation Officer explains how county is tackling AB 109

Throughout California, counties are organizing and developing plans for a significant change in corrections, including the diversion of thousands of probationers from state to local supervision. The change, part of the state’s attempt to meet a U.S. Supreme Court mandate to cut prison crowding dramatically by 2013, is being called […]