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Arizona Charging Inmates’ Visitors for Background Checks

+-*Tweet In a new law in Arizona, those visiting inmates at the state prisons will need to submit to background checks.  There will be a $25.00 charge for the background check. According to the Digital Journal,  Senate Bill 1621 mandates a one time fee for a background check for those wanting to visit inmates.  It costs Arizona some $150 Million, […]

New Social Security Trace Background Checks and the Lottery Style

+-*Tweet For many years the Social Security number followed a certain pattern.  The first three numbers would indicate from which state the SSN was issued.  On in some cases, like the 700 numbers, it would indicate the job.  In the case of the 700 numbers, most were issued early on to railroad workers. But now […]

FBI Conducts More Background Checks for Gun Sales

+-*Tweet Gun sales are up.  Probably not a surprise, given the vagaries of the economy.  When people get nervous they look to protect themselves.  This year the FBI conducted background checks for 15.7 million gun purchases.   Last year gun purchases numbered 14.4 million.  This doesn’t include, of course, the guns bought surreptitiously  at gun shows.    In […]

New Zealand Watch Group Believes Workplace Violence Estimates Are Too Low

+-*Tweet A recent study where one third of the New Zealand workforce reportedly had experienced workplace violence was considered too low an estimate by Haydn Olsen, director of an anti-occupational violence organization.  According to an article in TVNZ.com the study may not have thoroughly factored in bullying and psychological violence along with physical violence. According to […]