EDITOR'S CORNER

With all the burgeoning technology it can be hard for facility administrators to keep track of what works and what's relevant. Fortunately, the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center keeps track of new products and sponsors events highlighting the best of the best. This week, we review what practitioners saw at NLECTC's recent Annual Innovative Technologies for Community Corrections conference.
Jim, Corrections.com editor



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Tracking the event horizon

By Ann Coppola

Monitoring tech toys

Offender tracking, sex offender Internet monitoring, risk assessment instruments, and drug and alcohol tests were just a few of the technologies on display at last week’s 9th Annual Innovative Technologies for Community Corrections conference. The conference, sponsored by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center's Rocky Mountain Regional Center and held in Denver, Colorado, spotlighted the latest innovations in community corrections technology and featured supervision tools not yet out on the market.

The three-day event attracted more than 350 people from Canada, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and 44 U.S. states. Professionals from all areas of community corrections, including probation, parole, pretrial, treatment, and work release programs, came to network, workshop, and view the technological wares from 30 different exhibitors. Read this week's full story.

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CAREER WATCH

Forty-five-year RIDOC veteran honored

At a recent Rhode Island Department Corrections career awards ceremony Director A.T. Wall, II, recognized 79 employees who recently retired or reached significant anniversaries regarding their state service. Included in the celebration was 78-year-old Lloyd Hedges an Intake Service Center correctional officer who was honored for his 45 years of service. Full story

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EVENTS

G.R.E.A.T. National Conference

Date: 7/16 - 18/08
You are invited to participate in the wealth of knowledge available to you at this year’s training conference for the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program. Read more.

35th Annual Conference & Training Institute

Date: 7/20 - 24/08
The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is pleased to announce the celebration of their 35th Anniversary in the beautiful city of Orlando, Fla. Read more

True Lies: Detecting Deception

Date: 7/21/08
This course is designed to help you understand the world of deception. We give you insight to uncover truths or lies during your interviews and casual conversations. Read more.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little."
- Joe Martin, U.S. cartoonist


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