PBUS News Update
Feb. 19, 2015

Message from the President
Scott G. Hall

The conference app is now live for the PBUS 2015 Winter Conference, Membership Meeting & Expo!

You can view the schedule, speaker information, hotel information and much more on your mobile device. The conference download instructions can be found here. We hope you are excited about our conference offerings and look forward to seeing you next week at the beautiful Luxor Casino and Resort!More

How bail punishes the poor for their poverty
The Washington Post
Most of the controversy over crime and punishment in the United States has focused on how many people are in prison. You don't hear as much about jails, and yet for most Americans the local jail is where they're likely to experience the justice system.More

Could private company solve city's issues with electronic monitoring?
Using cutting-edge technology, electronic ankle bracelets for criminal defendants are becoming standard across the country. But in New Orleans, where the program has been riddled with problems, the future is uncertain. More

Army tracks most-wanted fugitives on new website
Army officials officially launched a website tracking the service's top fugitives Wednesday, publishing photos and case details as a way both to inform the public of potential danger and to seek its help in bringing wanted men to justice.More

Willoughby police issue warning about jail bond scam
The News-Herald
Willoughby, Ohio, police are warning senior citizens to question suspicious phone calls requesting bail money for a jailed "relative" and keeping it a secret from the alleged defendant's parents.More

Family goat credited with catching fugitive
A Colorado man who authorities said took off during a traffic stop is behind bars and a family's goat is getting the credit for the arrest. Officials said 22-year-old Joseph Hargett, who was wanted on animal abuse charges, led them on a wild chase, eventually abandoning his vehicle. What started as a car chase led to an all-day manhunt that had a neighborhood on edge.More