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Mother’s Day in Prison

Spending Mother’s Day in prison is pretty tough on both the incarcerated mom as well as the children on the outside. We urge you to visit the mom not only to help her keep her spirits up but also for the benefit of the children and to keep the family unit together as much as possible.

428 Inmates Died In Florida Prisons in 2017

In 2017, 428 Florida inmates died making it the deadliest year ever.  This is an increase from the 356 deaths in 2016.

New South Dakota Law Allows for Compassionate Parole

A new law passed in South Dakota will allow the possibility for the elderly and severely ill inmates to receive “compassionate parole”.

Tennessee Picks Aramark as Prison Food Provider

Tennessee's Department of Correction has selected Aramark as the new state-based food provider for their prisons. The department awarded its food service contract to Aramark, a Philadelphia-based company that provides food to many large venues across the country.  The move will end the department's relationship with the Tennessee Rehabilitative Initiative in Correction which has provided food through its cook chill program.  An audition for the state Comptroller of the Treasury found many financial issues with the program most notably no formal contract. The partnership begins October 1, 2016 when Aramark more »

Montana’s Executive Director of Pardons and Parole Resigns

Timothy Allred, executive direct of the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole resigned his post earlier this month. Allred was hired in late 2014 .  He replaced Fern Osler-Johnson, who retired.  Allred has taken a job with the state probation and parole division.   Greg Budd will act as Interim Executive Direct until a permanent replacement is hired.