Tagged: system

2014 National Drug Control Policy: Steps in the Right Direction

On July 9th, The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released The 2014 National Drug Control Strategy. Released annually, The 2014 National Drug Control Strategy builds on the previous four Strategies, and serves as the Nation’s blueprint for reducing drug use and its consequences. While it is similar...

Extreme Heat in Texas Prisons: A “Violation of Basic Human Rights”

A new report released this week by the University of Texas School of Law Human Rights Clinic claims that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is guilty of human rights violations against inmates kept in “dangerously high temperatures and extreme heat conditions.” The report, “Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons,”...

ILOC: Make Native America Safer Through Autonomy

The Indian Law and Order Commission (ILOC) has released a report with recommendations to make Native American and Alaska Native nations “safer and more just for all U.S. citizens” and to reduce high rates of violent crime among Tribal nations. The ILOC final report, called “A Roadmap for Making Native...

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Needs Improvement

GAO (Government Accountability Office) released this week an updated report on FEMA’s efforts to effectively integrate IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert and Warning System) into the nation’s existing Emergency Alert System (EAS). Initiated in 2004, IPAWS is meant to integrate EAS participants (e.g. broadcast radio and television, cable operators, satellite radio...

‘Managed Access Technology’: Blocking Contraband Cell Phones in California Prisons

Today, a new report has been released by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) titled, “Efficacy of Managed Access Systems to Intercept Call from Contraband Cell Phones in California Prisons.” The report includes findings and recommendations from the CCST study which reported “significant concerns” about “managed access technology”...

American Civil Liberties Union: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration

A recent report, “Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration”, by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) finds that the national mass incarceration system often results in negative effects on the government and the general public, but not for the private prison industry. The report examines the business models...

First Ever Test of Nationwide Emergency Alert System to Be Conducted

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on November 9, 2011. Although local and state tests are a weekly or monthly occurrence, this will be the...