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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
Lake Elsinore Man Arrested After Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl
KTLA5
Friday, August 29, 2014
According to county inmate records, he was booked into the Southwest Detention Center on charges of sodomy with a person under 14, lewd acts on a child under 14, oral copulation of a minor and sexual
Slow executions could affect Nevada cases
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Monday, July 28, 2014
The cases could be used to pile on to the ever-growing number of legal challenges to capital punishment in the Silver State, adding the argument that the use of lethal injection should be considered a
Guest: The havoc of competing for jail contracts
SEATTLE TIMES
Monday, July 28, 2014
COMPETITION and the profit motive is the foundation of the American economy, but should it drive the delivery of sensitive government services such as adult detention? For decades, detention policy wa
Mass Incarceration: 21 Amazing Facts About America’s Obsession With Prison
ZERO HEDGE
Monday, July 28, 2014
Nobody in the world loves locking people behind bars as much as Americans do. We have more people in prison than any other nation on the planet. We also have a higher percentage of our population lo
Reform of harsh sentences in drug cases is both a just and practical step forward
BUFFALO NEWS
Monday, July 28, 2014
Few would argue at this point that the nation’s decades-old war on drugs has been anything but a wretched failure. It has cost uncounted millions of dollars, sent tens of thousands of people to prison
Poll: Prisons struggling with inmate rehabilitation
POST CRESCENT
Monday, July 28, 2014
The poll released last week asked 804 registered Wisconsin voters to rate how they think the system is doing at turning inmates into contributing members of society. A little more than 41 percent said
Want to Know When You'll Die? 'Big Data' Could Tell You
NEWSWEEK
Monday, July 28, 2014
ast year, a life insurance agent came to Nathan DeWall’s Lexington, Kentucky, home to weigh him, take his blood pressure and ask a litany of health- and life-related questions to predict when the 34-y
The New York Times was surprisingly late to embrace marijuana legalization
WASHINGTON POST
Monday, July 28, 2014
The New York Times' sudden and dramatic embrace of the idea of legalizing marijuana came with both an unusually hip graphic treatment and a thorough explication of the rationale for the editorial boar
Alabama Joins States Regulating Use of Criminal Records
PROFORMA SCREENING
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Alabama has joined the growing list of state and local jurisdictions that regulate how and when criminal background information can be used for employment decisions. The new law, which allows citizens
New Software Automates Background Checks, Includes sex offender checks
TECHCRUNCH
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The nature of employment is changing. Thanks to a growing number of platforms offering on-demand services in more places around the world, there’s now massive demand for workers to perform services an
Thousands of prisoners treated for mental illness
USA TODAY
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Nearly 10% of the 216,000 inmates are receiving medications designed to treat an array of illnesses, from depression and bipolar disorder to acute schizophrenia. The BOP's disclosure comes as governme
Idaho teen charged with murder held in solitary confinement for over 70 days "-- He's being punished before he's been convicted," public defender argues.
UPI
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Prosecutors say Eldon Gale Samuel III, then 14, admitted to fatally shooting his father before brutally hacking his 13-year-old brother to death. The incident came after Samuel's father, Eldon Samuel

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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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