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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
The criminal justice system disproportionately punishes Black and Hispanic men, but, as Vox reports, a new study shows that underscoring that inequality can make White people less willing to change it.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Stanford University researchers conducted experiments in California and New York to study how white people respond to racial inequality in the justice system when given the opportunity to oppose speci
Your Teen Is In Juvenile Detention: Here’s the Bill
Monday, August 18, 2014
Our prisons are overflowing, and inmates across the US are pawns to be moved around a board. The goal of prison isn’t opportunities for reform and a chance to improve on the part of prisoners, nor doe
Arizona Loose With Its Rules in Executions, Records Show
Monday, August 18, 2014
PHOENIX — In an execution in 2010 in Arizona, the presiding doctor was supposed to connect the intravenous line to the convict’s arm — a procedure written into the state’s lethal injection protocol an
Lawsuit seeks records related to Missouri shooting
Monday, August 18, 2014
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - An attorneys' group is suing to try to get police records about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Attacking Marijuana Legalization, Bill Bennett Explains Why Better Pot Is Worse and Why Adults Must Be Treated Like Children
Friday, August 15, 2014
Back in 1998, when the federal government unveiled a new batch of anti-drug ads, I noted that widespread experience with marijuana had made the anti-pot propagandist's job more difficult: People tend
Police records show law enforcement called 86 times to home of woman whose body was found in suitcase
Friday, August 15, 2014
Few details were available from Bali, but the police records from the upscale Chicago suburb could shed light on the relationship between the mother and daughter. Friends have also started talking to
Dallas police put reports back online, but with information missing
Friday, August 15, 2014
Two-and-a-half months later than originally promised, Dallas police reports are now back online in a searchable public database.

And for now, the reports feature less information than b
Gentrification, urban displacement and affordable housing: Overview and research roundup
Friday, August 15, 2014
The cost of renting a home has increased throughout the United States in recent years, most notably in urban areas. According to an analysis by Zillow, growth in rental costs far outpaced growth in in
New law takes aim at domestic violence -- Gives more power to prosecutors, new strangulation penalty, names kept out of police log
Friday, August 15, 2014
GREENFIELD — Last year, 420 people were arraigned in Greenfield or Orange district courts on domestic violence charges. Of those cases, 239, or 57 percent, resulted in guilty pleas or a “guilty findin
Police records hint at issues before Bali death
Thursday, August 14, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) — As Indonesian police question the 19-year-old daughter of a woman whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in Bali, authorities in an upscale Chicago suburb examined records of 86 inc
Can Ferguson police legally withhold the officer’s name? -- A review of Missouri’s case law and ?open records ?statute suggests ??courts might see it as a close call
Thursday, August 14, 2014
As the unrest in Ferguson, MO, has spread and grown, set off by the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and amplified by the militarized police response, one question has stood out among the m
Despite criminal records checks, youth detention facilities hiring employees with troubling pasts -- Employees accused of sex crimes had prior issues
Thursday, August 14, 2014
G4s, Florida's largest private operator of residential youth detention facilities, says it does background checks, looking at criminal records and work histories.

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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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