Week ending July 10, 2016



Happy Fourth of July! We began our celebration of Independence Day with the parade in Gunnison, home to the Central Utah Correctional Facility. We are proud to be a member of the Gunnison community and appreciate all your support! And thanks to our staff who represented the Department this morning. Way to go!


OPINION: Recidivism antidote: Ex-cons need a seamless path back to Medicaid, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A person released from a county jail or state prison faces no shortage of challenges readjusting to life in society. Accessing health care shouldn’t be one of them.”

California Targets Inmate Education To Fight Recidivism by Eliana Osborn, GoodCall.com

“For corrections officials, recidivism ranks at the top of the list of worries. And it’s no wonder. According to a study of prisoners released between 2005 and 2010, more than two-thirds were rearrested within three years.”

California legislature hears pros and cons of statewide sentencing reform by Erica Webster, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

“On June 8, 2016, the public safety committees for both the California State Senate and the Assembly held an informational hearing on Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed ballot initiative, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016 or “Proposition 57.”

Can Indiana trade overcrowded jails for treatment reform? by Madeline Buckley and Kristine Guerra, IndyStar

“Two years ago, Ashley Sorrel wore a hospital gown inside the Marion County Jail, with twigs and dirt snarled in her hair and 92 stitches stretched across her body.”

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