Author, Journalist & Death Penalty Investigator, Rene Denfeld

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“Rene Denfeld is a genius. In The Enchanted, she has imagined one of the grimmest settings in the world—a dank and filthy death row in a corrupt prison—and given us one of the most beautiful, heartrending, and riveting novels I have ever read.” ~ Donald Ray Pollock (author of The Devil All the Time). Pollock’s praise… Full Article

Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week

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Change Agent­—What an inspiring job title! It is a name sometimes used to describe community corrections professionals. The slogan or theme for Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week (PPPSW), which starts this Sunday, is “Be the CHANGE in your community”. From July 13-19, 2014, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) encourages community corrections professionals…

7 Things You May Not Know about the Fourth of July!

Statue of Liberty in New York City celebration and fireworks

To put you in the mood as you gear up for tomorrow’s day celebrating the US’ Declaration of Independence, we’ve collected some trivia you may or may not know about the Fourth July! 1. Although the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, most of the 56 delegates from the…

Looking for Summer Jobs at the Last Minute

Summer Job Search

♫  “School’s Out For Summer!” ♫ Alice Cooper sang those words back in the 70s. Maybe you’re singing them right now or have been for weeks…But is there something stopping you from fully enjoying your break from the books. Is there a little voice inside saying, “I really should find a summer job…what if it’s…

What is a Pretrial Services Officer?

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Did you know that approximately 300 jurisdictions, including federal, state and county court systems, have pretrial service programs? “As a Pretrial Services Officer, I am usually the first contact that a defendant has with the U.S. Courts. We are dealing with a population that has been accused of a crime, but are innocent until proven…

Going Back to School for a Second Career

Time for something new

What do pro athletes do after they retire? Some may go on to coaching, sports broadcasting, or management, even entrepreneurship developing and retailing their own line of sports ware or gear. Others do something completely different. Take former NFL player Dexter Jackson. Before being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he was attending Appalachian State…