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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
Emanuel pushes ban on asking about criminal records
WPSD
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to expand a state law that prevents employers from asking job seekers about their criminal records before offering them an interview.

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Arson at Chicago air traffic center raises questions about background checks
WASHINGTON POST
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The arson incident that halted more than a thousand flights at two Chicago airports on Friday revived old questions about the federal government’s ability to screen employees and contractors for poten
Four shootings in 48 hours in Lexington
WKYT
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. - (WKYT) - Four shootings in less than 48 hours have many folks in Lexington on edge.

The most recent shooting happened Sunday morning, when police say gunfire erupted at
"SNL" rewrites NFL player intros to include criminal records --- a great way to maintain accuracy and transparency
SALON.COM
Sunday, September 28, 2014
After brutal footage of Ray Rice striking his then-fiance Janay Palmer leaked onto the Internet, the NFL finally moved to address its long-standing assault problem by removing Rice from the Baltimore
Solitary Confinement to End for Youngest at Rikers Island
NEW YORK TIMES
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Although experts have spoken for years about the devastating effects of solitary confinement on the mental health of adolescent prisoners, such seclusion has long been the primary form of punishment a
County Celebrates Water-Saving Landscaping, Composting Project By Jail Inmates
SANRAFAEL.COM
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Inmates dressed in prison stripes mixed with Santa Clara County officials Friday at the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas where the Sheriff's Office unveiled water-saving landscaping projects
Job fair to help people with criminal records
WTOC
Saturday, September 27, 2014
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) - The SC Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services wants to help people with criminal records find jobs.

The department will host a job
Global violence rates could be halved in just 30 years, say leading experts
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Friday, September 26, 2014
Research shows that homicide rates in many countries are falling; leading experts from around the world believe that global rates of homicide and other interpersonal violence - such as child abuse and
Lawmakers consider upgrading Oklahoma's meth registry -- Oklahoma lawmakers are discussing the possibility of updating the state’s methamphetamine registry to make it easier to look up information on people convicted of cooking the drug.
OKLAHOMAN
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The state may soon take steps to make its registry of methamphetamine offenders as comprehensive as its sex offender registry.

At a Wednesday interim study on the costs and effects of m
New Web Page Tells the Truths and Myths about Criminal Records
PRLEAP
Thursday, September 25, 2014
(PRLEAP.COM) BRB Publications, Inc. is proud to unveil a new web page chock full of relevant and factual information regarding the access and the accuracy of criminal records at all levels. Our site a
The Latest Information On Obtaining Maryland Arrest Records Online
BOGOBUDS
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Arrest records are issued by different bodies of the government to individuals who have committed offenses or violations to the laws of the state of nation. Examples of these government agencies inclu
The FBI Says 'Active Shooter Incidents' Are On the Rise. What Does That Mean?
REASON.COM
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The FBI released a report today suggesting that "active shooter incidents" grew more common from 2000 to 2013. Reason readers may wonder how to square that conclusion with the statistics we've publish

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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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