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Job Hunters Alert: Iowa Seeking 200 Corrections Personnel

Job Hunters Alert: Iowa Seeking 200 Corrections Personnel

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 […]

Prison Officials Bow to Pressure and Reverse Book Ban

Virginia prison officials, bowing to pressure from multiple sources, reversed their recent decision to ban the Books Behind Bars program. As a result, Virginia inmates will once again be able to get books from the nonprofit Quest Institute, including Bibles, dictionaries and many others. This program was halted just a month ago after corrections officials […]

Hearing: National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009

United States Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) is probably the most outspoken advocate of prison reform and recidivism reduction in Congress. On March 26, 2009, Sen. Webb introduced a bill in the Senate entitled “The National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009.” This Act if passed will create a blue-ribbon commission to look at every aspect […]

Submissions to The-SLAMMER

Editorial Policy Statement Jack Murphy (Murf the Surf), a past inmate of many prisons, once said that the only thing he learned behind bars was foul language and how to eat with a spoon.  We welcome any and all commentaries, including constructive criticism, controversy and political incorrectness, as well as uplifting stories, and even prison slang, all […]

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