Do treatment programs reduce recidivism?>>what's your opinion?
I think it depends on the crime. I work with both men, women, and adolescents. Most of the crimes the women are convicted of are fraud, identity theft, and of course, the ever popular drug possession. We have a lot of guys who are there for multiple DUI, possession, assault, and dealing. For some crimes, I think programming does help the inmates, but dealing is just too dang lucrative. Family criminal history is another factor that should be considered when thinking about recidivism...
NJDOC Officer’s Kindness Makes Impact on Accident VictimMatt Schuman
Correction Officer Recruit Michael Tylutki certainly doesn’t consider himself a hero. Daniela Bossi, however, respectfully disagrees. Tylutki and Bossi were total strangers until the early-evening hours of December 23. They were brought together in the aftermath of a three-vehicle accident in Hamilton, NJ. One of the vehicles involved was driven by Bossi’s boyfriend; she was a passenger. Bossi, a senior at Notre Dame High School in Lawrence Township, NJ, sustained a broken right ankle and fibula in the crash...
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Director of Community Corrections
The purpose of this classification is to provide leadership and direction to employees who maintain care, custody and control of over 1,200 inmates; and, provide a constitutional level of care within budget...
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quote of the week
"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."
– William James