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Jail Inmate Programs

Jail Inmate Programs

Inmate Programs serve the physical and mental health needs of inmates.latticed prison window image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comIn the United States, even the incarcerated have opportunities to better their lives. While institutionalized, inmates are free to participate in a number.........[Read More]
Qualifications for Bail Bondsman in Tennesee

Qualifications for Bail Bondsman in Tennesee

Bail bondsmen serve as agents for allowing defendants to be freed from incarceration until an impending court date.handcuffs one image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.comA bail bondsman ensures a defendant will appear in court after he or she has been released from custody. A judge may set a.........[Read More]
How to Find Out Who Is in Jail in Washington?

How to Find Out Who Is in Jail in Washington?

Inmates in the state of Washington are housed at county, state and federal facilities. Combing through a list of all incarcerated offenders in the state would be very time consuming. The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) alone housed 18,627 inmates in 2009. Fortunately, you can easily......[Read More]
Problems with the Prison System

Problems with the Prison System

The U.S. has the largest prison population in the world. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, in 2009, more than two million people were in prison and nearly six million were on some form of probation or parole. The prison system is both costly and harmful to both the people within the syste......[Read More]
Alternatives to Jail for Substance Abuse

Alternatives to Jail for Substance Abuse

A judge provides sentencing for criminal cases involving substance abuse.Justice image by MVit from Fotolia.comIn many cases, a judge may order an alternative to jail time for criminal cases and violations involving substance abuse. These orders vary according to individual state laws and.........[Read More]
What Are the Types of Probation Violations?

What Are the Types of Probation Violations?

Probation is a court sentence given by a judge to an individual to prove her worthiness to remain a member of society. Probation is usually given to offenders who commit misdemeanors in lieu of a prison sentence and can last up to a few years, depending on the offense. Probation is also given for a ......[Read More]
How to Find People in Prison for Free

How to Find People in Prison for Free

Finding someone who has been incarcerated in one of the state or federal prisons can be done online. With a few easy steps, you can find a person by their name or their prison identification number throughout the United States. The information will tell you if the person is still incarcerated or wha......[Read More]
Court Officer Testing

Court Officer Testing

The state of New York requires potential court officers to prepare for, and take, an examination before they can be hired as a court officer. The exams are not given often, so it is imperative to be well-prepared.......[Read More]
How to Obtain Records for Deceased Persons Under HIPAA

How to Obtain Records for Deceased Persons Under HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that establishes privacy standards for the protection of medical records. While federal law continues to protect an individual's medical records after the individual's death, HIPAA allows personal representatives and ex......[Read More]
How to Request Police Car Footage in California

How to Request Police Car Footage in California

All police cars in California are equipped with dashboard cameras that record the citations officers write and the arrests they make. Retrieving a copy of this tape can serve as crucial evidence for your defense, especially if the footage differs from the arresting officer's report.
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How to Find a Person's Parole Officer

How to Find a Person's Parole Officer

Sometimes, qualifying individuals earn early release from prison if they serve a minimum portion of their sentence, which may be determined by state or federal law. A parole board will determine his eligibility for early release into the community. If he qualifies, a parole o......[Read More]
Forensic Psychology & Capital Punishment

Forensic Psychology & Capital Punishment

Forensic psychology is the branch of psychology that deals with criminal law. Forensic psychology intersects with capital punishment in several ways. First, it is necessary to determine a suspect's mental state to determine what crime he should be charged with. Second, forensic psychologists are nec......[Read More]
About U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Rape

About U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Rape

Every year approximately 90,000 women, or 29 in every 100,000, are raped in the United States. This is a marked decrease in comparison to before the introduction of U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Although most rape cases are under the jurisdiction of state rather than federal courts, in cases o......[Read More]
What Is the Statue of Limitations on Probate in Pennsylvania?

What Is the Statue of Limitations on Probate in Pennsylvania?

When a person dies, the assets and debts left behind become the deceased's estate. Every state has its own laws that assist estate executors to pay debts and distribute assets to creditors and heirs. In Pennsylvania, if an heir or other interested party believes that the deceased's will is invalid o......[Read More]
How to Prepare for a Prison Sentence

How to Prepare for a Prison Sentence

Serving time in prison is not a pleasant experience. Psychologically preparing yourself for your new life -- and wrapping up your old life -- might allow you to better adjust to prison. It is virtually impossible to prepare yourself for prison, but clearing up unfinished business on the outside migh......[Read More]
Objections to Prison Training

Objections to Prison Training

Through the years, various sectors of society have objected to granting training to prison inmates. Training may include vocational or educational training and even college courses. While many prisoners will eventually return to society and need viable skills, opponents raise several objections to p......[Read More]
How do I Order Police Reports From Victoria, Texas?

How do I Order Police Reports From Victoria, Texas?

If you've been the victim of a crime such as arson or theft in Victoria, Texas, you may need to obtain a police report for insurance or litigation purposes. Thankfully, the process of obtaining a report from the city is straightforward and easy. You can delivering your request in person and wait whi......[Read More]
Information on Inmates in California Prisons

Information on Inmates in California Prisons

There are approximately 170,000 inmates in California's prisons. The prison population peaked at 173,479 in 2006, and fell to 166,000 in June 2010. California's prison inmates are typically Hispanic male repeat offenders in their late 20s or early 30s. In 2008, half of the inmates were incarcerated ......[Read More]
When a Will Goes to Probate

When a Will Goes to Probate

Probate occurs when a court determines if your will is valid and then executes it if it is. It can be a very costly, time-consuming process that invades the privacy of the deceased and his family, though it is sometimes necessary.......[Read More]