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Suicide and Suicide Methods in Prison
A look into some innovative techniques of desperate offenders
Risk Assessment | Use of Risk Assessment Tools in Prison | PLC-R, HCR-20, LSI-R, SAVRY, SONAR
Risk assessment is the process whereby offenders are assessed on several key variables empirically known to increase the likelihood of committing an offense.
Hernando Correctional Institution Florida
Prison stories, personal experiences, and gang reports from past offenders, staff, and friends & family members at Hernando Institution in Florida
Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI)
According to the DSM-IV, narcissistic personality disorder is defined as a "pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behaviour), need for admiration and lack of empathy, beginning in early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts."
The Prison Industry: is Inmate Labor a Luxury, Right, or Disgrace?
The first introduction of prison industrial relations in the United States was probably in 1634, when a privately-financed military fort established on Castle Island in Boston Harbor was used to house criminals too difficult to manage in other, less secure, facilities in the area.
Bowden Institution Alberta | Prison Stories
Prison stories, personal experiences, and gang reports from past offenders, staff, and friends & family members at Bowden Institution in Alberta
Psychopathic Personality Traits Scale (23-item)
The 23-item Psychopathic Personality Traits Scale is a self-report scale that measures various elements of psychopathic (or sociopathic) personality
Friday Letters: Seal criminal records of ex-offenders
Thursday, November 26, 2015
The Chicago Sun-Times editorial board identified an important problem in its Nov. 24 editorial, “Prison ‘reform’ can’t be a revolving door.” The editorial board correctly noted that nearly half of ex-
Federal funds earmarked for Pennsylvania criminal records improvement
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
HARRISBURG >> In the first quarter of 2015 alone, more than 1,500 individuals who were convicted of a felony in Pennsylvania did not have their information properly entered into the state’s criminal h
How to get a job when you have a criminal record
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Every year, according to a report from the RAND Corporation, 700,000 individuals are released from federal and state prisons. Within three years, 40 percent will be back behind bars.
Shakeup in Alaska Prisons Targets “Overuse” of Solitary Confinement -- Reports Find Widespread Isolation and Neglect; Corrections Chief Resigns
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Alaska’s prison system is “broken” according to Governor Bill Walker following a damning review of the Department of Corrections, including its overuse of solitary confinement and a recommendation for
City of Redding looks to make motel crime statistics available
Monday, November 23, 2015
City councilmember Brent Weaver is looking to target troubled motels in Redding by posting the crime statistics online for everyone to see.
‘Intimacy discount:’ Sentences lighter in Canada for men who kill female partners
Friday, November 20, 2015
TORONTO — Men who kill their female partners are more likely to be criminally convicted than men accused of killing strangers — but they also tend to get lighter sentences, a Canadian study concludes.
New York City settles inmate death lawsuits for $5.3M
Thursday, November 19, 2015
NEW YORK - New York City has agreed to pay $5.3 million to the families of two inmates who died at its troubled Rikers Island jail complex, a city official said on Tuesday.
Do “Universal” Background Checks Reduce Murder Rates?
Thursday, November 19, 2015
National mandatory background checks for all private party firearm sales are again part of the national conversation. There are people who everyone agrees should not be able to buy a gun—convicted vio
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
People who want to work for Dallas County and have a criminal record will now have a much easier time getting a foot in the door. The county will no longer ask questions about applicants' criminal bac
Seven out of 10 women in Pa's prisons are mentally ill; why?
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The number of women in America's jails and prisons has risen in recent decades but, compared to men, they still represent a sliver of the nation's prisoners.
FBI releases 2014 crime statistics for cities
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The amount of violent crime reported in the state of Washington was significantly lower than the national average, 285.2 per 100,000 city residents as compared to 365.5 per 100,000 residents nationall
Crime Stats Say Police Are More Aggressive Overall in Encounters With African Americans -- A new study finds that African Americans are subjected to threats and non-lethal violence more often than whites when stopped by police.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke had been the subject of 17 citizen complaints since 2006 before he shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald last year. According to The Chicago Tribune, some o

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A Snapshot of Prison Gangs in Canada
A snapshot of Canada's current prison gangs, their geographical location and demographical characteristics

False Imprisonment in the Adversarial-Inquisitorial System Debate
A discussion on how particular legal systems may contribute to rates of false imprisonment

A Primer on Suicide Methods in Prison
From strangulation to head-bashing, suicides can be harrowing, if not sometimes creative...

Snapshot: Where are the Serial Killers Staying?
Ever wondered where lifers like David Berkowitz or the Green River Killer are staying?

The Psychology of Supermax
The controversy over the effects on mind, body and soul

Prison Gangs: La Nuestra Familia featured profile on one of America's most notorious prison gangs

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