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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
Early voting begins Saturday for jail tax
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thursday, April 17, 2014
THIBODEAUX, La. (AP) - Early voting will begin Saturday on a proposal that would add a sales tax for the construction of a $30 million jail in Lafourche Parish.
State psychiatric prison under federal scrutiny
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thursday, April 17, 2014
BOSTON (AP) - A federally funded watchdog group has launched an investigation into the treatment of inmates at Bridgewater State Hospital psychiatric prison.
Columbia Prison Divest delivers second letter to Bollinger during its first awareness week
COLUMBIA SPECTATOR
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Columbia Prison Divest is wrapping up a week of events called People, Prisons & Profit, which aimed to increase awareness for its divestment movement on campus.

On Wednesday, the group
Supreme Court to clarify limits on executing the mentally disabled
U-WIRE
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Freddie Hall is the longest serving of the 397 inmates currently on Florida’s death row. He does not dispute that he committed the horrific crime for which he was sentenced to death in 1978—beating, r
New deal on Orleans Parish Prison consent decree costs in the offing
TIMES-PICAYUNE
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The standoff between Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Sheriff Marlin Gusman over how to pay to recondition the notorious Orleans Parish Prison may reach a temporary détente this week as both sides prepare to
Former Orleans Parish Prison jailer accused of smuggling phones, pot to federal inmates
TIMES-PICAYUNE
Thursday, April 17, 2014
A contraband conspiracy at the Orleans Parish Prison that came to light nearly six years ago has produced a federal case against an ex-jailer accused of smuggling cell phones and marijuana to inmates
Jefferson jailer faces charges of sex with inmate
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thursday, April 17, 2014
BOULDER, Mont. (AP) — A part-time Jefferson County jailer has been arrested on charges of having sex with an inmate and taking contraband into the jail.

Sheriff Craig Doolittle said Wed
Improving private prisons through the tax code
WASHINGTON POST
Thursday, April 17, 2014
On Tax Day, it’s appropriate to note this new student note in the NYU Law Review: We Tried to Make Them Offer Rehab, but They Said, “No, No, No!”: Incentivizing Private Prison Reform Through the Priva
NE Ore. prison on lockdown after inmate fight
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thursday, April 17, 2014
UMATILLA, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Corrections Department spokeswoman says a northeast Oregon prison is on lockdown after a fight involving two dozen inmates broke out Wednesday in a housing unit.
Student group creates map to track sexual assaults at UCLA
DAILY BRUIN
Thursday, April 17, 2014
An undergraduate student government group meant to combat sexual harassment on campus is looking for student input for an online map that tracks the locations of sexual assaults at UCLA.
Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s path to the NFL wound through gang territory
WASHINGTON POST
Thursday, April 17, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Every morning he made the journey: the walk to the bus stop through South Central, the bus to Vernon Station, the blue-line train to Long Beach and his high school.
New York Police Department disbands unit that spied on Muslims
CNN
Thursday, April 17, 2014
(CNN) -- A controversial New York Police Department surveillance unit that cataloged information on Muslim communities has been disbanded, according to the department.

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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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