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Police: New Jersey man assaulted bounty hunter
Asbury Park Press
Police say they arrested a Tuckerton, N.J., man wanted for aggravated assault on a bounty hunter. John B. Sharpe Jr., 28, was taken into custody after a motor vehicle stop on when an officer recognized him as a wanted person, according to a statement by police.
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$149 hotel rate extended
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The Royal Sonesta Hotel has extended the PBUS special rate of $149 Sunday — Wednesday (July 28–31) until July 1st! Don't miss out. Call and reserve your room before it's too late! 1-504-586-0300.
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Special Panel on Skip Tracing Techniques
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Dog and Beth Chapman are putting together a panel on Skip Tracing Techniques — Come and hear what works for them and what you can do to find skips — Tuesday morning 8:30–11:30 a.m.
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Delaware consider revised bail bill, 90-day hold for felonies
The News Journal
A Delaware judge could order suspects held without bail for at least 90 days if they are charged with Delaware's two highest classes of felonies, ranging from first-degree murder to burglary, according to a reworked constitutional amendment that could receive a Senate vote very soon.
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Appeals court upholds ruling on Arizona's bail law
Pretrial Justice Institute
An appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that dismissed a challenge to an Arizona law that denies bail to people who aren't in the country legally and are charged with murder, sexual assault and other serious felonies.
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California leads nation in fewer incarcerated juveniles
The Associated Press via KCAL-TV
California saw a 41 percent drop in the number of incarcerated juveniles between 2000 and 2010. Instead of having a single cause, however, the decrease is due to a number of variables including research, lawsuits and budgetary constraints.
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The world’s most famous bounty hunters are back! Dog and Beth Chapman, joined by their son Leland, unite with bail bondsmen from around the country as they hunt for America’s most dangerous criminals. Catch an all new episode of Dog and Beth: On the Hunt, Sunday at 8/7c on CMT.
 


Federal judges order California to free 9,600 inmates
Los Angeles Times
A trio of federal judges have ordered Gov. Jerry Brown to immediately begin freeing state inmates and waived state laws to allow early releases, threatening the governor with contempt if he does not comply. If Sacramento does not meet the inmate cap on time, the judges said, it will have to release prisoners from a list of "low risk" offenders the court has told the administration to prepare.
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Domestic violence bill requires electronic monitoring for some offenders
The Associated Press via The Republic
The New Jersey Assembly has approved a measure that provides new protections for some domestic violence victims and is named for a Toms River, N.J., woman killed by her former fiancé. The measure establishes a four-year pilot program in Ocean County to electronically monitor some defendants charged with violating domestic violence orders.
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Oklahoma: Inmate overcrowding trickles down to county jails
Tulsa World
While the Department of Corrections struggles with having 99 percent occupancy in its prisons, Tulsa County and other entities in northeast Oklahoma are feeling the effects of prison-ready inmates taking up valuable space in their jails.
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Louisiana governor signs law to move drug offenders from jail to rehab
The Times-Picayune
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill into law that will allow nonviolent drug offenders to gain early release from jail if they participate in rehabilitation programs. The sentencing reform legislation was part of the governor's package of bills during this year's session.
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Evaluating correctional programs
Edward J. Latessa, Ph.D. via UNAFEI
Large sums of money are spent on correctional programs, and as a result legislators, funding sources, policy makers and the public are demanding more accountability. Rigorous evaluation is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. Programs and agencies are being asked, "Does it work?"
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'Sesame Street' goes to prison, tackles parental incarceration
NJ.com
The long-running children's series "Sesame Street" has tackled tough topics like death, divorce, poverty and military deployment in its 40-plus year tenure. Now it heads to prison, as it explores parental incarceration.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Delaware: Bail reform plan seeks to standardize fees (The News Journal via Delaware Online)
Bounty hunters have a dangerous job that offers a new experience each time (KLEW-TV)
New York Senate passes bill to make electronic monitor tampering a crime (The Post-Standard)
A dark period in the history of American prisons (The Atlantic)
Bill gives judges discretion when sentencing domestic violence survivors (The Legislative Gazette)
A conservative case for prison reform (The New York Times)
US government looks to trim massive penal code (Truthout)

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