Yesterday’s cold snap (and snow) reminded me of this article I found on CNN back in February. Click here: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/02/us/new-york-federal-prison-no-heat/index.html A Federal Prison in NY State lost power on a Thursday and said it wouldn’t be repaired until the following Monday. What that meant for inmates is sporadic heat and […]
Those of you who’ve taken Sociology of Punishment & Corrections from me may remember a documentary entitled “What I Want My Words To Do To You.” It was a story about a women’s writing group in a maximum security prison (Bedford Hills) in New York State. Click HERE to watch […]
I spent 9 years at UW-W as the department’s internship coordinator. As such, I’ve spoken with numerous students going into the adul/juvenile corrections field. One of the most frequently talked about concerns was “being conned by offenders.” No matter whether your working in juvenile or adult corrections (and even students […]
I hope everyone got a bit of rest over spring break. I’m know that many of you work outside of school, but at least you didn’t have to read any juvenile delinquency chapters;) Last, week I traveled to the Upper Peninsula (UP) and spent the week at a cabin next […]
I readily admit that I’m not a soccer fan. I don’t have any ill-will toward the sport; rather, I’ve just never followed it. So it may/may not be surprising to hear that a fan jumped out onto the field of a pro soccer game and punched one of the visiting […]
This week’s story (click HERE for video) focuses on a professor who allegedly stole a drug formula from a student during a university research project. Apparently it was a creative formula as it is estimated to be worth upwards of 10 million in royalties. The professor claims that the formula […]
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?
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 […]