Juvenile Justice System

This week’s article (click HERE) focuses on Dane County’s juvenile justice system. It seems that that the major stakeholders (judges, prosecutor, police chief, etc.) have differing ideas about what should be done about problems with troubled youth in the County. What are your thoughts about their opinions?

Anthony Weiner Released

Today, former congressman Anthony Weiner was released three months early from Federal Prison for his conviction of Sexting with a Minor. Weiner was sentenced to 21 months for this crime and will live in a halfway house over the next several months, register as a sex offender, and be on probation for 3 years. Click HERE to view the article. Not familiar with this case? Click HERE for a short CNN article

What do you think about the release? Too early? Just right?

Corrections Officer Shortage

Correctional Officer T. Richards stands watch at Deuel Vocational Institution on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Tracy, California, U.S. Photographer: Noah Berger/Bloomberg News.

This week’s article (Click HERE) focuses on the shortage of corrections officers in the State of Texas (although this issue is one that is effecting all States as well as the US Federal Bureau of Prisons). Wisconsin is also dealing with this issue (see May 2018 article by clicking HERE). The WI article is interesting as it alludes to 4 prisons as being particularly hard to keep staffing (I’m assuming these are the maximum units).

Lots to address with this problem. What do you see as the main issue and what are your suggestions for improving the issue?

McNeil Island?? Prison?

This week’s is a podcast about a prison that I didn’t even know existed. It’s in Washington State and is currently open only for sexual predators. Check out the podcast (it’s only 24 minutes) and is pretty fascinating. Just post something you found interesting about the podcast.