Prison Life

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
Safe or Sorry: Uber Talks Background Checks -- Additional information about Uber’s safety precautions.
Friday, October 09, 2015
Memphis magazine’s September article about the local operations of transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft touched on the real or imagined dangers of using those apps. We quoted Premier
WipeRecord Enters Ohio to Help Expunge Criminal Records
Friday, October 09, 2015
Austin, TX, October 09, 2015 --( WipeRecord, a division of the Eastman, Libersat & Meyler, PC law is pleased to announce that they are now operating in Ohio to help expunge criminal records.
City reflects on FBI crime statistics
Friday, October 09, 2015
A top national law enforcement agency recently released data that city officials say back up previous announcements that Sterling Heights is among the safest large communities in Michigan.
Curtailing solitary confinement
Friday, October 09, 2015
IN THE AREA of prison reform, perhaps no method of incarceration has been more controversial than solitary confinement. Prisoner rights advocates have long argued that solitary confinement — the segre
New Bipartisan Legislation Would Make Federal Sentences Less Mindlessly Punitive
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
In 2004 Weldon Angelos, a 25-year-old aspiring music producer in Salt Lake City with two young sons and no criminal record, was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison based on three marijuana sales t
Getting Outside the Box -- Should a criminal record mean a life sentence of unemployment?
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Most people, when filling out a job application, accentuate the positive. The internship you spent getting your boss coffee gets described as "provided vital support to core members of the team"; your
Expungement Clinic offering assistance to help remove charges from criminal records
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Vladimir Beaufils is an ex offender, who runs Sound Community Solutions, in Harrisburg. He helps others get back on track, but he says that can be tough, because criminal record consists of conviction
Why Is Detroit the Most Dangerous City in US? Read more: Why Is Detroit the Most Dangerous City in US?
24/7 WALL ST
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
24/7 Wall St. looked at violent crime rates among the nation’s cities with populations of 100,000 or more from the FBI’s 2014 Uniform Crime Report.
Crime Surge? Look At The Blood, Well-Told Half-Truths And Statistics Again
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
The New York Times piece cites “…at least 35 of the nation’s cities (are) reporting increases in murders, violent crimes or both.” But the story fails to mention how many cities were considered in the
Gun Laws, Deaths and Crimes
Sunday, October 04, 2015
In looking solely at the numbers of gun deaths and gun crimes, the data back up Obama, not Fiorina. But both politicians imply a causation that’s impossible to prove — that gun control laws lead to fe
Series Continues on November 18 Focusing on Ban the Box and Developing an Effective Criminal History Inquiry
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Nationwide, the ban the box movement is limiting when and what employers can ask applicants about their criminal history. Federal agencies like the EEOC, state legislatures, and even municipalities ha
Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP seeks to strike criminal record questions from job applications
Saturday, November 15, 2014
The Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP wants to see questions about criminal history removed from job applications and background checks be delayed until later in the hiring process.

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parole risk scale Parole Risk Scale
View instant online estimates of an offender's probability of conditional release.

View Prison Rape Allegations, By State (2003)

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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