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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
California Background Checks: A Q & A with Lester Rosen
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Criminal records and credit checks have been the buzz in background check compliance for quite some time, both here in California and across the nation, and they took center stage in 2012 when the EEO
Site Offers Middletown Landlords New Tenant Screening Options
Tuesday, October 21, 2014® President, James Boeddeker, added, "Our national criminal database searches over 1,100 criminal repositories, making it harder for someone to hide criminal history. In fact, in a recent
Q&A: The Missing Numbers on Arrests in America
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Almost every American is touched in some way by the criminal-justice system, either as a taxpayer or participant, and more and more young people are on the books amid a crackdown in schools. But our u
For More Teens, Arrests by Police Replace School Discipline
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Over the past 20 years, prompted by changing police tactics and a zero-tolerance attitude toward small crimes, authorities have made more than a quarter of a billion arrests, the Federal Bureau of Inv
Proposal to house inmates in Ky. on ‘back burner’
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With inmate populations trending downward, and with opportunities for several new in-state facilities, a proposal to house state prisoners at a private, for-profit prison in Kentuc
Corrections department worries about health care costs
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
?Virginia’s prison system faces a $45 million shortfall in inmate health care through next year, even as the corrections department bears the brunt of the latest round of cuts in the two-year state bu
Official: Heineman wasn't told of prisons program
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Corrections Director Mike Kenney also defended the temporary placement program in a letter to the legislative committee that's investigating Nebraska's prison problems, saying he alone created it whil
Judge to review police records on Molly’s Pub incident
Monday, October 20, 2014
A judge today signed a subpoena for Buffalo Police Department records on an investigation by its Internal Affairs Unit into the conduct of two officers who were off duty and working security at Molly’
Could the FBI See Your Selfies? Court case may enable FBI to request more photos even from people without criminal records
Monday, October 20, 2014
The FBI is preparing to launch a facial recognition database this summer that includes photos of people without criminal records- and a court case in New York may expand the ability of the government
Local jails refusing to hold illegal immigrant offenders, forcing feds to track them down
Monday, October 20, 2014
Local police agencies across the country are frustrating efforts at the federal level to detain and deport criminal illegal immigrants, leaving immigration officials scrambling to track them down.


Rethinking solitary confinement
Monday, October 20, 2014
EVERY DAY, state and federal prison authorities subject tens of thousands of inmates to solitary confinement, a psychological and physical hell resulting from near-total isolation in often tiny and wi
Report: Mississippi Incarcerates More People Per Capita Than Russia and China . . . Combined
Monday, October 20, 2014
There is a rather shocking statistic out of the International Centre for Prison Studies this week: Mississippi locks up more people per capita than China and Russia combined. It turns out the “Hospita

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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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