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Delaware Farm Planted in Opportunity Zone Gives Former Inmates a Second Chance

Delaware Farm Planted in Opportunity Zone Gives Former Inmates a Second Chance

BY EMEL AKAN WILMINGTON, Del.—KaLief Ringgold, 34, was released from prison on March 26 after spending years behind bars on drug dealing charges. He stepped out into a world that, for many former inmates, can be overwhelming as they struggle to find work. Amid the pandemic and economic recession, Ringgold landed a job on a smart farm called Second […]

The Oddly Tragic Position of Wishing We Had Been Wrong…

The Oddly Tragic Position of Wishing We Had Been Wrong…

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . We have repeatedly documented how ex-Governor Jerry Brown, falsely promised that violent felons would not be freed early from prison under Prop 57. Brown knew if he admitted the truth voters would reject his pet initiative. Reality has struck again.  An appellate court just ruled that Gregory Gadlin, a convicted […]

New Jail Dogs Placed for Training

New Jail Dogs Placed for Training

The FAB 4! These four shelter dogs have been placed in the R.U.F.F. Road (Rehabilitation Utilizing Furry Friends) Therapy dog training program at the Todd Road Jail. They will be training with their new inmate handlers for the next 4 months; then they will be ready for adoption to the public for those interested in […]

R.U.F.F. Road Program Graduation and Adoption of the Dogs at Todd Road Jail

R.U.F.F. Road Program Graduation and Adoption of the Dogs at Todd Road Jail

Inmates with the R.U.F.F. Road (Rehabilitation Utilizing Furry Friends) dog program at the Todd Road Jail Facility celebrated their completion of a 22-week program of Goal Oriented Therapy (GOT) dog training. This training was joined by VIP Dog Teams, a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to provide dog-assisted therapy to facilities and individuals in […]

Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Dogs For Their R.U.F.F. Road Training Program

Sheriff’s Office Welcomes New Dogs For Their R.U.F.F. Road Training Program

Inmates at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Detention Services Division Todd Road Jail Facility began the second dog-training program on August 23, 2017. For this round of training, VIP Dog Teams joined the program. VIP Dog Teams is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to provide dog-assisted therapy to facilities and individuals in our […]

Jail Inmates Rush to Save Fallen Officer, Rather Than Escaping

Jail Inmates Rush to Save Fallen Officer, Rather Than Escaping

Six inmates are being hailed as heroes after they saved the life of a correctional officer who passed out during a work detail on Monday. The inmates of Polk County Jail in Georgia were working outside during a particularly humid morning when their security officer, who asked not to identified, collapsed unconscious. At that point, […]

Thousands of California inmates could go free

Thousands of California inmates could go free

By James Poulos Nearly 10,000 inmates could leave California prisons within four years, another consequence of the state’s long struggle with the judicial system over the way it incarcerates convicts.  “As the state prison population comes close to exceeding a court-mandated limit, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is pursuing new regulations that aim to […]

Inmates Arrested for Gang Related Battery

Inmates Arrested for Gang Related Battery

Los Angeles Police Protective League urges No on Prop. 47

Los Angeles Police Protective League urges No on Prop. 47

Californians are facing one of our most serious public safety threats in recent memory. The threat is Prop 47 — a ballot initiative that would flood the streets with thousands of dangerous felons and soften penalties to make misdemeanors out of serious crimes that are now felonies.