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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
Prosecutor Warns That Rikers Island Problems May Prompt U.S. Lawsuit
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
As alarm mounted this year over conditions at the Rikers Island jail complex, the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio has largely managed to escape scrutiny, because the problems were rooted in the
Poll shows support for expunging arrest records
Monday, September 22, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The criminal arrest of an adult in New Mexico is a matter of permanent public record regardless of whether it results in a conviction, but a new poll indicates many likely vot
Ohio Innocence Project sues Columbus police for murder case records
Monday, September 22, 2014
The Ohio Innocence Project is suing Columbus police over their refusal to release investigative records in a closed murder case in which the killer has exhausted his appeals.
N.D. incarceration rate climbing; no dramatic drop in crime rate
Monday, September 22, 2014
Putting more criminals behind bars has not led to a huge drop in North Dakota's crime rate, a new study indicates.

A Pew Charitable Trust study found that despite locking up 175 percent
Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown
Monday, September 22, 2014
Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on.

Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan Green — a 52-year-old computer technicia
Gun violence in New York stems from economic segregation
Monday, September 22, 2014
There exists a characterization of New York City as a crime-ridden hovel, rife with scum and villainy. Within the limits of this alternate reality, evil abounds on either side of the law. Criminals ro
In South Dakota, clearing criminal record no easy task
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The case against Brandon Taliaferro was so weak that a judge concluded the jury didn't need to bother deliberating.

Judge Gene Kean had heard enough to acquit Taliaferro mid-trial last
Panel Discusses Link Between Education, Incarceration and Job Opportunities
Sunday, September 21, 2014
On Friday, September 12, a distinguished panel of guests and academics gathered at the Helen Bader Foundation in downtown Milwaukee to discuss the economic and social issues faced by incarcerated men
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Many black Americans are making bad choices from having children out of wedlock and embracing a violent inner-city culture that keep them from reaching their potential, and liberal government policies
Committee Studying Whether More Criminal Records Can Be Erased
Saturday, September 20, 2014
A special joint committee of the South Carolina House and Senate met Friday to continue studying whether to allow more people with criminal records to get those records expunged. Right now, only some
Gruesome Buddies: ISIS Beheadings And the American Death Penalty
Friday, September 19, 2014
We are going to war again in Iraq and expanding the bombing to Syria, the seventh country in the Middle East to be graced with American bombings since 2001 (not including Gaza-Palestine, where America
Report finds noncompliance with revised R.I. open records law
Thursday, September 18, 2014
“The reality on the ground in Rhode Island is far different from what was hoped for when the legislation passed,” according to “Access Limited,” the report produced by Access/RI, a coalition of First

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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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