Despite little growth in either its population or crime rate, West Virginia has seen a marked increase in the number of people housed in its corrections facilities. As the state's prisons become overcrowded, West Virginia is facing a corrections crisis that not only impacts the state's budget but also the low-income and minority communities that are disproportionately impacted by drug addiction and substance abuse issues that land them in prison instead of treatment programs.
Child and Family Policy Center and Empowering Children of Incarcerated Parents are sponsoring a conference focusing on empowering the children of incarcerated parents. It will be held on Friday, August 24th, 9:15 AM to Noon.Keynote speaker is Charity Lee, of the ELLA Foundation. Other speakers include Dr.
October 28th and 29th 2011 at Market Square Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg
Seven inches of snow did not prevent forty two of the sixty registered to attend the First PA Conference Against Torture. Sixteen brave folk drove through sleet, snow, rain and fog over the mountains from Western PA at 6:00am on Saturday morning.
Arizona Department of Corrections, ASP- Kingman Security Assessment, August 4-6, 2010. Reviews security lapses that led to the escape of three prisoners. Reports that the alarm system “is not functioning properly, is not maintained properly, it is not monitored correctly, and it is not tested properly.” Also refers to the inexperience and lack of training of staff: “Finding staff with 2 or more years of service is rare.
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