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Job Hunters Alert: Iowa Seeking 200 Corrections Personnel

Job Hunters Alert: Iowa Seeking 200 Corrections Personnel(1)

March 16, 2010

Surprisingly, even in these times of ten percent unemployment and widespread state budgetary crises, Iowa’s Department of Corrections intends to hire about 200 personnel, mostly for work as corrections officers, but others for counselors, probation officers and residential officers. These much-needed new hires come about as the result of the loss of 362 employees from […]

Job Hunters Alert: Iowa Seeking 200 Corrections Personnel
It’s the Jobs, Stupid!

It’s the Jobs, Stupid!

“This is really important because if they can’t get employment, they can’t get housing, so the first thing they’re going to do is go back to the streets and sling drugs.” (Ex-offender now serving as Director of a private Michigan re-entry program) A couple of political campaigns back, the slogan “It’s the Economy, Stupid” was […]

Two Reentry Programs Prove Local Efforts Cut Recidivism

Santa Barbara County, CA Every year 1000 to 1400 offenders are released back to Santa Barbara County from California state prisons. Most have no home, no job, and no skills, and no hope of making it. The vast majority have serious addiction problems; many are mentally ill. The state gives them a bus ticket to […]

Two Sides to Prison Cell Phone Jamming

Two Sides to Prison Cell Phone Jamming

There’s a big debate going on between corrections officials and public interest groups over the problem of contraband cell phones within prison systems. On one side, the corrections folks want to electronically jam their illegal use for illicit activities such as planning escapes or running criminal activities outside prison walls. But the opposing view is […]


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