Tuesday, October 3, 2017

New CMIT Research Director Focuses on Partnerships

As the new Research Director at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT), Erin Orrick wants to serve as a resource for correctional agencies in Texas and across the country.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Effects of Supermax Confinement on Postrelease Recidivism and Employment

photo of H. Daniel Butler and shadows of prison bars

A study led by H. Daniel Butler found confinement in supermax prisons have little effect on recidivism, employment and completion of post-release treatment programs. Despite higher costs, confinement in supermax prisons appears to have a limited effect on postrelease recidivism, employment, or completion of community-based treatment programs, according to a published study.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Intern Shadows Parole Officers in the Field

Photo of Kaitlin Ehrhart at the TDCJ Parole Office in Huntsville.

This summer, Kaitlin Ehrhart shadowed parole officers as they visited with clients returning from prison to their communities in Grimes, Leon, Madison, Polk, Trinity, Walker and parts of Houston counties in Texas.

Monday, July 17, 2017

National Jail Academy Graduates 25th Class

25th Class of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy

The National Jail Leadership Command Academy (NJLCA) is now 1,000 members strong.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Study Examines Disciplinary Segregation across State Prisons

Inmate hands' stickout out of the bars of jail.
Nearly one-third of offenders who violated institutional rules and regulations across state prisons received a sanction of disciplinary segregation, which prison officials based on legal and extralegal factors, according to a recent study.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Alumnus Elevated to Warden in Missouri Prison

Photo SHSU Alumnus Kelly Morris

Alumnus Kelly Morriss is in the business of second chances.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Leighton Iles of Tarrant County Adult Probation Named Defensor Pacem

Each spring, the College of Criminal Justice sets aside a day of celebration to honor students, alumni, and friends and to memorialize professionals who have lost their lives in the line of duty.