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Bail bond experience

>>what's your opinion?

I’m a graduate student ​​trying to improve the way bail bonds work for average people. Will you share your story? I’d like to hear from people who have posted bail (or tried to) for themselves or a loved one. By learning about the experience, I hope to find ways to improve the system. Ultimately I hope that means fewer people spend time in prison... full thread


Hispanic Community Corrections Officers Are First Generation College Grads

Rachel Friederich
The number of Hispanic students enrolled in college has reached an all-time high in recent years, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center on Hispanic trends . Between 1972 and 2011, the Latino share of 18-to-24-year-old college students rose from 2.9 percent to 16.5 percent and now makes up about a quarter of that age group at two-year colleges today. However, they still trail other racial groups in the number of Bachelor’s degrees earned. Cristina Santana, a Washington state Community Corrections officer and her husband, Arturo, a former DOC Community Corrections officer who is now a federal probation officer, both graduated from Eastern Washington University in the early 2000s. They recently shared their story of how they overcame systemic barriers to become the first in their families to graduate college and begin careers in law enforcement... .. full story

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Director of Nursing Services

The Department of Corrections (DOC) Health Services Division is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic leader for the critical role of Director of Nursing Services (DNS) - we seek a Registered Nurse with vision and strong administrative abilities to participate in the further development of a model system of health care. DOC Health Services (HS) aims to meet the highest standards of correctional health care but also to serve as a model of an integrated health care system in any setting. We are seeking an individual to share this vision and help in its realization in the role of Director of Nursing Services...

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