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Education
11:18 am
Tue June 24, 2014

New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

A jury of 9th-graders is sworn in at a "teen court" session in Michigan.
Jennifer Guerra Michigan Radio

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 6:14 pm

School's out for the summer. For young people in New York City, if last summer was any guide, that may mean they're less likely to be arrested.

The connection between young people, especially poor boys of color, getting into trouble in school and getting into trouble with the law is known as the "school-to-prison pipeline."

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Government
9:54 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Jail Largest Expenditure in McCracken County Fiscal Court Budget

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The McCracken County Fiscal Court voted on the first reading of a 2014-2015 budget Monday that totals $32m, including over $6m  for the McCracken County Jail. The jail has a large number of employees and houses more than 450 inmates. 

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Government
2:15 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Kentucky Ends Use of Private Prisons

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  A decision not to renew a contract with a Marion County prison means Kentucky  inmates will no longer be housed in private facilities. The state is ending contracts with two facilities in eastern and central Kentucky. 

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Society
7:11 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Barlow Attorneys File Motion for Shock Probation

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Former South Marshall Middle School principal Kent Barlow's Attorneys have filed a motion seeking shock probation in lieu of his 10-year prison sentence.

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Government
10:17 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Tamms Prisoners Relocated

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Illinois officials have moved eight of the state's more volatile criminals from the supermax Tamms penitentiary. The move occurred yesterday, part of Governor Pat Quinn's plan to close Tamms and one other major prison.  The same day, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees filed a lawsuit to stop the transfers.  The union for Illinois’ corrections workers wants the state to negotiate how moving dangerous criminals will affect them.

Prisons
10:43 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Tamms Minimum Security Prisoners Transfered

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The Illinois Department of Corrections has transferred thirty more minimum-security inmates yesterday from the Tamms Prison to a work camp in Hardin County. The prison has been marked for closure August 31st.  Shutting it down is projected to save the state an estimated $48 million.

Society
6:00 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Panel Votes Against Closing Supermax Prison

The only super-maximum security prison in Illinois may not close after all. An Illinois panel voted Tuesday against closing the Tamms Correctional Center and other prisons.

The Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability voted 7 to 3 against the closure. Republican Representative Mike Tryon was among those who voted no. He said he couldn’t support closing prisons without a plan for what to do with the structures.

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