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PBUS election information, process and requirements
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Chair of the Nominating Committee:
Linda Braswell has been named Chair of the Nominating Committee for the 2014 PBUS Election that will be held at the 2014 Winter Conference.

Nominations:
Anyone who would like to run for office must have been a voting member of PBUS for two years and in "good standing" — having voting membership dues paid in full as of Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. They must be licensed or authorized by government agency to write or execute bail in the state in which they live. In order to be listed on the pre-printed ballot, Linda Braswell must receive nominations by Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Her email address is braswellss@aol.com. After that time, nominations will be made from the floor during the Membership Meeting to be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, 4:30–5:30 p.m. in the Celebrity Ballroom 7 & 8 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Voting Eligibility:
Only Voting Members of PBUS who are in "good standing"  ie dues are paid in full by Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, will be able to vote. All new members who join PBUS on-site at the convention and all non-voting members who upgrade their membership to voting on-site at the convention must present proof that they are licensed or authorized by government agency to write or execute bail in the state in which they live in order to be eligible to vote.

Voting at the Election:
Everyone who votes must be present at the election. There will be no write-in candidates, unless properly nominated from the floor. Nominations may be made from the floor during the Membership Meeting to be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, 4:30–5:30 p.m. in the Celebrity Ballroom 7 & 8 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
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'Big Marco' is making a big difference in San Diego
KUSI-TV via ExpertBail
ExpertBail Agent Marco LiMandri of A to Z Bail Bonds in San Diego is spending this holiday season breaking the negative stereotype of the bail bondsman. For the third year in a row, LiMandri is holding a Holiday blanket drive at his downtown San Diego office.
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New Jersey bail bondsmen in battle against court plan to cut their business
The Star-Ledger
The New Jersey bail bondsman, a spoke in the wheels of the state justice system as indispensable as judge and jury, could face virtual extinction if a proposal being floated by a state legislator becomes law.
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Children, even teenagers, don't belong in adult jails
The Washington Post
What do you do with children suspected or convicted of committing very adult crimes? The answer isn't easy, particularly when violence is involved. One thing that's clear, though: Standing policy should not be to warehouse youth in adult jails and prisons, unless there are no other reasonable options.
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Parolees less likely to commit new crimes than those who 'max out'
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Nearly 700,000 offenders were released from U.S. prisons in 2011. Ensuring their successful re-entry into the community remains a critical issue for public safety. A new analysis of New Jersey data, commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts, shows that inmates released to parole supervision are less likely to be arrested, convicted and incarcerated for new crimes than inmates who serve — or "max out," — their full prison sentences and are released without supervision.
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California prison system hiring 7,000 officers
The Sacramento Bee
Confronted with a growing wave of retirements, the California Department of Corrections has said that it will need to hire approximately 7,000 prison officers over the next three years to fill current and future vacancies statewide.
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West Virginia lawmakers look for prison overcrowding alternatives
The Charleston Gazette
Legislators recently discussed options for expanding counseling and educational programs for Division of Corrections inmates housed in regional jails, as a possible alternative to a proposal to send up to 400 inmates to a private prison in Kentucky.
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How bureaucrats stand in the way of releasing elderly, ill prisoners
ProPublica
Former inmate Veronica Barnes had three years left to serve in federal prison when she found out in January 2011 that her husband John was dying of pancreatic cancer. Doctors said it was inoperable, giving him less than a year to live.
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FBI releases annual crime statistics from NIBRS
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its second compilation of annual data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System. The report — "NIBRS 2012" — presents core tables about incident and offense data submitted by a third of the nation's law enforcement agencies that participate in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program
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Bill would require warrants for police tracking of cellphones in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
With new technology bringing new concerns for civil liberties, an uncommonly bipartisan group of Wisconsin state lawmakers is seeking to require warrants before police use citizens' cellphones to track their movements.
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