The objective of the Federal Victims Strategy is to improve access to justice for victims and survivors of crime. Victims can do so as observers or to present a victim statement. Financial assistance may be provided for victims wishing to attend a hearing and who are registered with the PBC.
NCBI Bookshelf. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance abuse treatment for parolees and probationers differs from treatment for people in jail or prison.
After decades of explosive growth, prison populations have mostly flattened. Much of that is due to lawmakers lessening penalties for drug possession or low-level property offenses. While a welcome start, a bolder approach is necessary to truly begin to make a dent in the numbers of individuals who have served and will serve decades behind bars.
The objective of the Federal Victims Strategy is to improve access to justice for victims and survivors of crime. Victims can do so as observers or to present a victim statement. Attending Parole Board of Canada hearings often involves travel and accommodation away from home.
The judge who ruled that former Stanford student Brock Turner should not spend time in prison for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman offered a wide range of justifications for his lenient sentencing. The Guardian — which was in the courtroom on 2 June when Judge Aaron Persky announced his sentence of only six months in county jail — is now publishing the full text of his controversial decision. The remarks provide context for the comments that critics have said illustrate the ways in which Persky was inappropriately sympathetic to a man convicted of three felonies.
A Parole Board hearing starts early and with little fanfare. There are no grand, oak-lined courtrooms or spacious chambers. Instead, in a cramped room in the bowels of a modern, unprepossessing building just beyond the shadow of parliament, panel members grab paper cups of powdered coffee and converse about the comparative quality of the beverages served in prisons.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics maintains the Annual Probation and Parole Surveyan annual data series designed to provide national, federal, and jurisdiction-level data from administrative records on adults supervised in the community on parole. Data include the total number of parolees supervised, by jurisdiction, on January 1 and December 31 of each year and the number of adults who entered and exited parole supervision during the year. Additional data include demographic characteristics, such as sex, race and Hispanic or Latino origin, and offense of parolee under supervision at the end of each year.
MICHIGAN — A student comedy publication has been slapped with harsh and possibly illegal disciplinary measures after satirizing issues of sexual harassment and assault. That list is part of a regular feature called the Pile, which is supposed to be outrageous and not meant to be taken seriously, Bastian said. The Daily Bull retracted the story and published an apology.
Probation in criminal law is a period of supervision over an offenderordered by the court instead of serving time in prison. In some jurisdictions, the term probation applies only to community sentences alternatives to incarcerationsuch as suspended sentences. An offender on probation is ordered to follow certain conditions set forth by the court, often under the supervision of a probation officer.