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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
Montgomery helps offenders with job searches
WASHINGTON POST
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Montgomery County Council, seeking to help ex-offenders­ find their way back into society, voted Tuesday to bar employers from asking job applicants whether they have criminal records until after
Number of Executions in US Reduces Due to Problems With Lethal Injections
FARS NEWS AGENCY
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
MOSCOW, October 29 (RIA Novosti) - The number of executions is likely to total about 35 in the United States this year. The US has executed more people in every year since 1994, when 31 inmates were p
In Texas, the Death Penalty Is Slowly Dying Out -- The Lone Star State carried out its fewest executions since 1996 this year.
ATLANTIC
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
On Tuesday night, the state of Texas executed Miguel Paredes by lethal injection for murdering three members of a rival gang* sixteen years ago. With no executions scheduled by the state department of
Furlough program released violent inmates early
GRAND ISLAND INDEPENDENT
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's prison system freed 162 inmates convicted of violent crimes under an early release furlough program that was approved without public hearings, a prominent state senator
Assaults on prison guards in N.Y. at all-time high, union complains
BUFFALO NEWS
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Assaults on correction officers at New York State prisons are on the increase.

The union representing the officers says violence against them is at an all-time high.

Stat
3 New York City Correction Officials to Step Down Amid Scrutiny of Rikers
NEW YORK TIMES
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
In a major shake-up at the New York City Correction Department, three high-ranking officials, including the top uniformed officer, are stepping down amid mounting criticism over the handling of violen
AJSAC creates electronic archive of searchable copies of Alaska uniform crime report publications
UAA JUSTICE CENTER
Monday, October 27, 2014
As a community service, the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) has converted hard copies of Alaska's uniform crime report publications from 1976 through 1999 into searchable PDF docume
Levin: Helping ex-offenders find employment makes us safer
GRITS FOR BREAKFAST
Monday, October 27, 2014
Marc Levin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation was quoted this week in the New York Times (Oct. 24) supporting the idea of "ban the box" legislation making it easier for ex-offenders to apply for ce
Marijuana legalization is the only option
BALTIMORE SUN
Monday, October 27, 2014
Earlier this month, marijuana was partially decriminalized in Maryland, making possession under 10 grams (about a third of an ounce) subject to a citation, a fine and no jail time.

Desp
3 New York Colleges to Drop Crime Queries for Applicants
NEW YORK TIMES
Monday, October 27, 2014
The application for admission to St. John’s University takes 12 pages to get to the question, but when it arises, it is hard to miss. Set off by a border of bold red, as if to warn of dangerous conten
Court in Va. examines death row isolation policy
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Monday, October 27, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's practice of automatically holding death row inmates in solitary confinement will be reviewed by a federal appeals court in a case that experts say could have repercussi
News outlets sue for lethal injection information
SF GATE
Sunday, October 26, 2014
The lawsuit follows the July 23 execution of inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. It took Wood nearly two hours and 15 dosages of lethal injection drugs before he died.

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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

Lawsuit Abuse Statistics - not related to prison issues, but a popular topic

 

     
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