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Most Prisoners Don’t Take College Classes

December 16, 2005
Fewer than five percent of prisoners nationwide are currently enrolled in college classes, according to a new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy. The report includes recommendations to increase prisoner participation in postsecondary education as a means to reduce recidivism by providing inmates with career skills.

Law Enforcement Training Association Announces Schedule for Annual Conference and Expo

December 16, 2005
The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)2006 Conference and Expo is scheduled for April 25–26 in the Chicago suburb of Arlington, Ill.

U.S. Postal Service to Issue AMBER Alert Commemorative Stamp

December 16, 2005
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a commemorative stamp honoring the local broadcaster-initiated AMBER Alert Plan, a program dedicated to the rapid recovery of abducted children. AMBER (America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alerts have been credited in the successful rescue of more than 230 abducted children nationwide.

Cops' Cancer Foundation a Personal Investment

December 8, 2005
A non-profit organization founded and run by San Jose police officers will host a holiday celebration for children being treated for cancer in the California Bay Area.

Local Company Donates K-9s to Florida Agency

December 8, 2005
The streets of Sanford, Fla., just got safer thanks to two new four-legged “officers.” Local landscapers The Girard Companies donated two K-9s—a Labrador retriever and a German shepherd—to the Sanford Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Honda Civic Among Most-Stolen Vehicles in 2004

December 8, 2005
The 1995 Honda Civic was the vehicle most reported stolen in 2004, according to a nonprofit group that reports insurance crimes.

Appeals Court to Hear Mumia Abu-Jamal Case

December 8, 2005
A federal appeals court has agreed to hear an appeal from death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther convicted in the 1981 murder of a white Philadelphia police officer.

Young Experience More Nonfatal Violence than Adults

December 1, 2005
During the period 1993-2003, juveniles ages 12-17 experienced average annual rates of nonfatal violence that were about 2.5 times higher than the rate for adults, according to a Department of Justice report.

Taser Foundation December Donations to be Matched

December 1, 2005
The Taser Foundation has launched its annual fundraising drive for the families of law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. And two groups have pledged to match donations in the month of December up to $100,000.

California Court Denies Clemency for Williams

December 1, 2005
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt the scheduled execution of convicted killer Stanley “Tookie” Williams, the Crips gang founder who became an anti-gang activist while in prison and whose supporters claim has redeemed himself.
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