Announcements Activists disrupt Hindu supremacist conclave in Chicago, evoke violent reaction from extremists Anti-fascists slogans call for a stop to Hindu fascism during plenary session of World Hindu Congress September 9, The Alliance for Justice and Accountability AJAan umbrella organization of progressive South Asian groups across the United States in coordination with the local community, today lauded the activists who disrupted the plenary session of the World Hindu Congress, a conclave convened by organizations aligned with the Hindu supremacist ideology that is spearheading the violation of human rights and religious freedom of minorities in India. The event has been deeply mired in controversy since the Alliance for Justice and Accountability, along with a wide range of Indian diaspora organizations have denounced it as an attempt to mainstream Hindu fascism in the United States. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard who had initially agreed to chair the three day Congress severed all connections with the event. Two protesters were arrested and charged with trespass and disorderly conduct, while one conference attendee was charged with battery.
News Center Our News Center features summaries of the latest technology, equipment, strategies and news releases of interest to law enforcement, corrections and courts professionals. Wyandotte County Detention Center in Kansas has been issuing tablets to inmates for more than a year than allow them to access educational programs to enable them to learn life skills and trades to help them get jobs once they leave prison.
Firewalls prevent users from accessing the Internet. The program has helped reduce the recidivism rate among Minnesota highest-risk offenders from 73 percent to 27 percent. Nurses and corrections officers were treated after responding to the cell of an inmate who began to exhibit signs of an opioid overdose.
The scanners are designed to look for contraband while inmates are being booked. The test is being conducted at the Lee Correctional Institution. Corrections officials are assessing the new technology with scientists and wireless industry representatives.
The pilot program to allow use of the technology began at the beginning of this year. Currently, 23 inmates are using iPads to complete GED coursework. Texas Prison System Slashes Price of Inmate Phone Calls by 77 Percent The Texas prison system has decided to slash the cost of inmate calls home by more than 75 percent with a new phone contract.
Now, instead of paying an average of 26 cents per minute, prisoners will pay 6 cents per minute, regardless of the destination of the call. Inthe state began offering inmates all three medications approved to treat opioid addiction: About prisoners each month take one of the three medicines, and inmates continue treatment after their release.
In the first half of26 recently incarcerated people died of drug overdoses. In the same period last year, nine did, which is 61 percent fewer fatalities. This article discusses a pilot program in Indiana under which 11 counties stopped requiring bail.
Instead of setting money bail amounts, judges use risk assessments to decide whether defendants should be held in jail or allowed to go home on the promise they would return for their next court date.
Officials in Hamilton and Hendricks counties say that generally the new program has kept low-risk offenders out of jail, while keeping the high-risk offenders locked up. Internal audits cited by the Miami Herald show that K2 has been identified as the top killer.
The Department of Corrections is stepping up efforts to keep contraband out of prisons. The equipment, valued in excess of several million dollars, will help create redundancy to keep correctional facilities up and running in the event of a network outage.
The project is one of at least five major modernization projects affected by major delays, cost overruns or cancellation. In the meantime, the city continues to use an outdated system originally developed in the s.
The program teaches inmates to code and prepares them for technology industry jobs in an attempt to reduce recidivism. Butler uses his musical performances to encourage inmates to continue on a path to recovery. Another 30 or so facilities offer two other federally approved medications, methadone and buprenorphine.
Administrators are finding that although there is an initial expenditure in buying the devices, the savings costs in terms of decreased officer overtime, fewer legal proceedings and improved inmate health can far outweigh the monetary expense. State prisons use Vivitrol, which officials say is non-addictive and reduces heroin cravings.
The devices will be preloaded with e-books, educational videos and games. The 18 men and six women officially graduated from Middlesex Community College, which partnered with the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education. Malloy served as commencement speaker at the ceremony at the Cheshire Correctional Institution.
A similar ceremony for the women recently took place at the York Correctional Institution.Crime is predominantly a male activity. In all criminal populations, whether of offenders passing through the courts or of those sentenced to institutions, The relationship between racial or ethnic background and criminality has evoked considerable controversy.
Steven agrees that crime in a way is predominantly an intra-racial event, involving victims and offenders of the same race. Steven relates Hispanic-on-Hispanic . So in predominantly black neighborhoods, the association between the violent crime rate and the frisk rate is very weak. In areas that are not predominantly African American, the association is moderately strong and in the direction you would expect: higher violent crime rates mean higher frisk rates.
Racial profiling encourages us to consider black people as perpetrators of crime, rather than as its victims and fixes our attention on inter-racial crime, although most crime is intra-racial.
As a person of faith who loves the country that he calls home, I want better than what we're getting. I want the people and leaders here in the United States to deal with real issues. Nine white Mississippi teenagers plotted race attacks that led to murder Two young women latest to plead guilty over spree of racial attacks that ended in death of James Anderson, for which Deryl.