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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
‘Intimacy discount:’ Sentences lighter in Canada for men who kill female partners
Friday, November 20, 2015
TORONTO — Men who kill their female partners are more likely to be criminally convicted than men accused of killing strangers — but they also tend to get lighter sentences, a Canadian study concludes.
New York City settles inmate death lawsuits for $5.3M
Thursday, November 19, 2015
NEW YORK - New York City has agreed to pay $5.3 million to the families of two inmates who died at its troubled Rikers Island jail complex, a city official said on Tuesday.
Do “Universal” Background Checks Reduce Murder Rates?
Thursday, November 19, 2015
National mandatory background checks for all private party firearm sales are again part of the national conversation. There are people who everyone agrees should not be able to buy a gun—convicted vio
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
People who want to work for Dallas County and have a criminal record will now have a much easier time getting a foot in the door. The county will no longer ask questions about applicants' criminal bac
Seven out of 10 women in Pa's prisons are mentally ill; why?
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The number of women in America's jails and prisons has risen in recent decades but, compared to men, they still represent a sliver of the nation's prisoners.
FBI releases 2014 crime statistics for cities
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The amount of violent crime reported in the state of Washington was significantly lower than the national average, 285.2 per 100,000 city residents as compared to 365.5 per 100,000 residents nationall
Crime Stats Say Police Are More Aggressive Overall in Encounters With African Americans -- A new study finds that African Americans are subjected to threats and non-lethal violence more often than whites when stopped by police.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke had been the subject of 17 citizen complaints since 2006 before he shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald last year. According to The Chicago Tribune, some o
Jailhouse suicides, heavy use of solitary confinement led to prison shakeup
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Alaska’s governor has replaced his top corrections official after an investigation into the state prison system uncovered a slew of serious problems ranging from inadequate treatment of suicidal inmat
Dallas County Booking Records Can Be Kept Secret
Monday, November 16, 2015
A ruling from the Texas Attorney General's office has just made it more difficult to access information about the kinds of crimes undocumented immigrants have committed in Dallas County — and whether
Proposal to erase criminal records should be rejected
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Come January, the Ohio General Assembly will be asked to pass a citizen-initiated law that would provide for the expungement of criminal records stemming from marijuana convictions – if possession of
State prisons transform mental health care; is it working?
Saturday, November 14, 2015
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Owing to damage to his frontal lobe when he was born, Jeremy Anthony, 38, has virtually no control over his sexual impulses.
What the Latest Crime Stats For 3 Major Cities Tell Us.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Every year the FBI collects crime data from police departments across the country to create its Uniform Crime Report. It gives us a clearer picture of what crime is really happening and benchmarks to

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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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