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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
Besieged Maghaberry warders warn they are 'close to losing control'
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Prison staff at Northern Ireland’s highest security jail have warned they are at risk of losing control of the facility within months.
Seeking Safety: What keeps hundreds of released inmates from committing more crimes in Fayetteville?
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Paul Mitchell walked out of Forsyth Correctional Center late last month with the shirt on his back and the prospect of a job.
National Bar Association seeks police misconduct records from St. Louis and 24 other cities
Saturday, August 30, 2014
The National Bar Association says it will seek records about people killed by police, racially profiled, wrongfully arrested or hurt in custody in 25 cities, including St. Louis.
New Jersey’s New “Ban the Box” Law
Thursday, August 28, 2014
“Banning the Box” is the catch phrase used to describe a growing trend in legislation that bars would-be employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal record during the initial round of th
Judge Bars Male Guards From Videotaping Strip Searches At Mass. Women’s Jail
Thursday, August 28, 2014
BOSTON (AP) – Allowing male guards to videotape strip searches of female inmates at a western Massachusetts jail is not only humiliating but unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.
Private Sector Employers in the District of Columbia Will Soon Be Required to Comply with a New Law Restricting Their Ability to Rely on Criminal Records for Employment Purposes
Thursday, August 28, 2014
On August 22, 2014, the District of Columbia Mayor signed a new law restricting most employers that operate in the District of Columbia in their ability to rely on criminal history information, includ
Second chance bill for young offenders approved
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Friday that will help non-violent, young offenders get their lives back on track to become productive members of society. Senate Bill (SB) 1038, authored by Sen.
Lawsuit seeking release of Michael Brown's juvenile records claims slain teen was a murder suspect
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
An explosive new lawsuit filed in St. Louis seeking the release of Michael Brown's juvenile criminal record alleges the slain teen was a gang member and faced a second degree murder charge.
Sealing Your Criminal Records VS Expungement In Texas
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Are you worried that someone is going to see your criminal record and be prejudiced against you as a person because of it? Did you know there’s a way to hide that criminal record from the prying eyes
School district hired man in sex offender treatment
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Homer Glen school case raises issue: What are authorities doing to protect schoolchildren? Tinley Park man ordered into sex offender treatment was hired by Homer Glen school district.
Background checks failing in mission
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The White House describes the background check system, also known as NICS, as its "most important tool" to stopping gun crime. But more than a decade of data from the FBI and public health research re
Heroin use exploding in Shasta County
Sunday, August 24, 2014
For Ely Erickson, 28, the road to heroin began with a fall into the Sacramento River.

In 2009, he plummeted 100 feet and was flown to a San Francisco hospital. The fall left him disable

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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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