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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
Lawsuit Says Rental Complex in Queens Excludes Ex-Offenders
Thursday, October 30, 2014
A leading provider of social services for recently released prisoners is challenging a New York City landlord that, it says, has a policy of not renting to people with criminal records.

Pulled over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship
Thursday, October 30, 2014
One suggestion was that the data on ethnic breakdowns represented differential treatment at the neighborhood rather than the individual level: many parts of the city with dense populations of ethnic m
Criminal record inquiries on Common App unjust
Thursday, October 30, 2014
October has been a monumental month for the campaign to remove inquiries regarding previous arrests and criminal convictions from college admission applications. At an Oct. 7 NYU Law discussion, forme
Court says Oregon woman to remain on death row
Thursday, October 30, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The only woman on Oregon's death row will remain there. The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction and sentence of Angela McAnulty, who tortured and killed her te
Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case
Thursday, October 30, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) — A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental to ending capital punishment in Illinois was released Thursday after he recanted, and a prosec
New York sued over so-called owed time in solitary
Thursday, October 30, 2014
A class action lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court says inmates are unduly placed in 23-hour confinement for breaking jailhouse rules in previous detentions, sometimes years earlier. For
Judge: State inmates not entitled to minimum wage
Thursday, October 30, 2014
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Nebraska prisoner who argued that he should be making minimum wage for his work behind bars.
Montgomery helps offenders with job searches
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The Montgomery County Council, seeking to help ex-offenders­ find their way back into society, voted Tuesday to bar employers from asking job applicants whether they have criminal records until after
Number of Executions in US Reduces Due to Problems With Lethal Injections
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
MOSCOW, October 29 (RIA Novosti) - The number of executions is likely to total about 35 in the United States this year. The US has executed more people in every year since 1994, when 31 inmates were p
In Texas, the Death Penalty Is Slowly Dying Out -- The Lone Star State carried out its fewest executions since 1996 this year.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
On Tuesday night, the state of Texas executed Miguel Paredes by lethal injection for murdering three members of a rival gang* sixteen years ago. With no executions scheduled by the state department of
Furlough program released violent inmates early
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's prison system freed 162 inmates convicted of violent crimes under an early release furlough program that was approved without public hearings, a prominent state senator
Assaults on prison guards in N.Y. at all-time high, union complains
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Assaults on correction officers at New York State prisons are on the increase.

The union representing the officers says violence against them is at an all-time high.


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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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