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DUI Jail Time

Nearly 80% of U.S. motorists consider driving under the influence of alcohol a severe problem. Despite this concern, in 2020, drivers tested positive for alcohol or drugs in 56% of U.S. vehicular incidents leading to injury or death.  

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 32 people die every 45 minutes due to drunk driving. Moreover, driving under the influence (DUI) accounts for 10% of all criminal arrests nationwide.

September 9, 2022
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Do Prisoners Get Stimulus Checks?

One of the purposes of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, was to distribute EIP (economic impact payments). The United States Congress authorized the distribution of emergency funds, or stimulus checks, to help American citizens and the economy cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) originally announced that incarcerated people were eligible for stimulus payments. However, the agency eventually retracted its initial decision and told inmates to return the stimulus money. 

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PPP Fraud Jail Time

Since the start of the pandemic, the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) has served as a solution to the rise of small businesses closing down. Millions of loans have been doled out to different small businesses to keep them afloat during the pandemic. However, the program eventually became the target of fraud and scams and is now being investigated.

September 8, 2022
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CDCR Visiting Guide

Physical contact with family members is crucial for the emotional health of inmates who have limited interaction in their correctional facilities. Studies have shown the link between visitations and the successful reintegration of former prisoners into the community. Family visits can also reduce the misconduct and recidivism among prisoners upon release.

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Probation and Parole Officers

Probation and parole officers help usher inmates into a new life after their law violations. These authorities have a role in re-integrating incarcerated individuals into society instead of going to prison or after serving a portion of their sentences in jail. These officers’ main goals are to guide offenders to society through rehabilitation and other activities to lower recidivism risk or return to criminal behavior. By the end of 2020, the Bureau of Justice Statistics recorded 3,053,700 probationers, down 8.3% from January. The figure also represented the most significant annual decline since the bureau started its data collection in 1980.

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Probation Rules

Did you know that more than four million people are currently under probation in the United States, which is roughly the same number as the entire population of Oklahoma?  Probation is an alternative to incarceration, which is why many are asking what the rules and potential penalties for breaking or violating probation are. The article will give an overview of probation, its rules, who is eligible for probation, and the consequences of violating it. It will also provide information about probation, types of probation, and eligibility requirements.

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Capitol Riot Arrests Jail Time

Over a year has passed since the Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., took place on January 6, 2021, but what happened to the people involved? Who has already been sentenced? Many questions linger in the American public's minds about the events surrounding this attack on the U.S. Capitol building that gripped the nation's heart for a day.

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Penal System

The penal system is a mechanism of modern civilization. Before people set up governments, society relied on vigilante justice or taking the law into their own hands.

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How to Find Someone’s Probation Officer

A Bureau of Justice Statistics report showed that 3,890,400 individuals were under parole or probation in 2020. This means that an estimated one in 66 adult residents in the United States is under community supervision. Among the individuals who exited probation in 2020, 14.2% returned to being incarcerated. Meanwhile, 23.3% of inmates on parole returned to jail in the same year.

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