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Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council Minutes Posted

on February 4, 2016

At the following link, you will find the minutes from the January 15, 2016 Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council (JRAC) meeting.

January 2016 JRAC minutes

The next meeting of the Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council will be held from 10:00 A.M. to Noon (EST) on February 19, 2016, in the 30 South Meridian Street Building.  (Meeting Room is 803 located on the 8th floor.)

The POPAI President attends these meetings and serves as a voting member of this Council.  JRAC meetings are open to the public.



Midwest Regional Network for Intervention with Sex Offenders (MRNISO) Announces Spring Conference – Dr. Eric Hickey

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on 02/04/16

April 28, 2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
Conference Registration includes Lunch!

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MRNISO is pleased to announced that Dr. Eric Hickey will return to Indiana this Spring to present on Sex Offenders and Family Dynamics.

Dr. Hickey ‘s expertise is sought by both the prosecution and defense in criminal trials. He makes frequent media appearances including interviews on CNN, History Channel, NPR, Larry King Live, 20/20, A&E Biography, Good Morning America, CBC, True TV, Discovery and TLC.
He regularly provides consultation in criminal and civil cases in both state and federal court including crime scene analysis, document examination, interviewing of clients, depositions, client evaluations, jury selection and attorney consultation. He has qualified as a subject matter expert in state and federal courts involving criminal paraphilia including pedophilia, child molestation, Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome (CSAAS); fetishes; stalking; adult rape and sexual assault, Rape Crisis Syndrome; domestic violence; criminal profiling including arson, juvenile fire-setting, robbery, burglary, workplace violence and homicide (solo and serial). He has participated in pretrial hearings and testified in many criminal trials as well as bail hearings and sentencing phases.

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Commissioners moving forward with community corrections proposal

Full Article on February 1, 2016 by KATHRYN BASSETT

AUBURN — The DeKalb County Commissioners will proceed with plans to house a proposed community corrections facility in a former strip mall at the south edge of Garrett.

During Monday’s meeting of the DeKalb County Council, Commissioner Don Grogg reported that the commissioners are “moving forward” with the community corrections proposal.


County moves to relocate probation department

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The Shelbyville News on February 2, 2016 by John Walker

Administrative staf56b0a787ecffb.imagef and files now line the hallway of the crowded Shelby County Probation Department in the top floor of the old Court House.

In some areas, two probation officers share a single office, making conversations with probationers awkward, especially when they are juveniles and confidentiality is a must.

But the department is on its way to new offices following the Shelby County Commissioners meeting Monday.

The commissioners said they will begin the process of demolishing two buildings the county owns at 24 and 26 W. Polk St., right across from the Court House Annex, to construct new office space for the probation department.


Congress: drugmakers planned price hikes to boost profits

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Associated Press on 02/02/2016 by By Matthew Perrone And Tom Murphy, The Associated Press

Two drugmakers have made a practice of buying and then dramatically hiking the prices of low-cost drugs given to patients with life-threatening conditions including heart disease, AIDS and cancer, according to excerpts from thousands of documents released by federal lawmakers.

A congressional review of more than 300,000 pages from Turing Pharmaceuticals and Valeant Pharmaceuticals reveals how executives planned to maximize profits while fending off negative publicity over the price hikes.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, released the information Tuesday ahead of a hearing Thursday to examine exorbitant price spikes. Cummings has used his position atop the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to investigate several companies that have bought previously low-cost drugs and jacked up their prices many times over.

The Democrat said in a statement that the documents show “that many drug companies are lining their pockets at the expense of some of the most vulnerable families in our nation.”

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