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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
Rick Perry: Texas to dispatch 1,000 guardsmen to border
USA TODAY
Monday, July 21, 2014
The troops from the Texas National Guard will be backing agents sent down earlier this year by the Texas Department of Public Safety, or DPS, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said at a press conference Monday. T
Schuette urges changes after prison break
MY SAN ANTONIO
Monday, July 21, 2014
FILE- This file photo provided by the LaPorte County, Ind., Sheriff's Department shows Michael Elliot, who was arrested Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in LaPorte County, Ind., more than 150 miles from the Ionia
New York City Reviewing Injuries Dealt by Rikers Correction Officers
NEW YORK TIMES
Monday, July 21, 2014
The city’s Department of Investigation has begun a review of scores of cases of serious injuries suffered by inmates at Rikers Island during assaults by correction officers last year.
New York City settles inmate death lawsuit for $2.75 million
REUTERS
Monday, July 21, 2014
(Reuters) - New York City has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a jail inmate who claimed guards beat him to death.

A spokesman for the city's Law D
John Oliver Brilliantly Tears Apart America's Broken Prison System
BUSINESS INSIDER
Monday, July 21, 2014
The growing population of prisoners in the U.S.: America's prison population has been exploding since the war on drugs led to tough-on-crime laws being implemented in the 1980s and 1990s. The new mand
Sheriffs weigh selling e-cigarettes to inmates
KGNS
Monday, July 21, 2014
AUSTIN, TEXAS (Texas Tribune) - As a way to allow some inmates to get their nicotine fix and sheriffs to shore up tight budgets, county jails across the country have begun selling electronic cigarette
Female wardens avoid their desk to walk cell block
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Monday, July 21, 2014
DAYTON, Texas (AP) — An ominous warning is posted in red and white on a thick steel door flanked by fences topped with razor wire: "No hostage shall pass through this gate."

It is a sta
Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice system -- ON AMERICA'S STREETS, POLICE ENCOUNTERS WITH PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES INCREASINGLY DIRECT RESOURCES AWAY FROM TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY ROLES.
USA TODAY
Monday, July 21, 2014
NEWPORT, R.I. — Inside a cluttered downtown apartment that she shares with a cat, the 57-year-old woman is in the midst of a near-meltdown.

"There's three of them,'' she tells two polic
There’s little evidence that fewer prisoners means higher crime rates
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Monday, July 21, 2014
Of all of the notions that have motivated the decades-long rise of incarceration in the United States, this is probably the most basic: When we put people behind bars, they can't commit crime.

Appeals Judge Says Guillotine 'Probably Best' for Executions
NBC NEWS
Monday, July 21, 2014
A federal appeals judge issued a blistering dissent in a death-row case on Monday, declaring that an execution system that relies on drugs is doomed and the guillotine would be better.

The truth about violence in Chicago
WASHINGTON EXAMINER
Monday, July 21, 2014
Living in a city that had 82 shootings over the Fourth of July weekend, Chicagoans could be forgiven for envying the residents of Indianapolis.

Imagine living in a place where homicides
Orlando Predators' former website redirects to sex offender registry - Team's new president says it happened during transition from previous owner
CHANNEL 3000
Friday, July 18, 2014
OrlandoPredators.com is no longer a place for information about Orlando's arena football team. Instead the website redirects to a sex offender registry.

Predators new president Jared Sa

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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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