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Inmates helping round out job market in Alabama community

Jul. 30, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — The use of trusted inmates to fill local businesses’ vacancies amid a tight labor market has helped the employers, provided money for fine or restitution payments, and benefited county jail budgets, but the inmates have to follow strict rules to remain eligible for...

Corrections Department rescinds halfway house escape policy

Jul. 09, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Department of Corrections has rescinded a new policy barring parole officers from seeking criminal charges for people escaping community-corrections halfway houses after criticism that it would jeopardize public safety. State corrections...