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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
Emanuel pushes ban on asking about criminal records
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to expand a state law that prevents employers from asking job seekers about their criminal records before offering them an interview.

Arson at Chicago air traffic center raises questions about background checks
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The arson incident that halted more than a thousand flights at two Chicago airports on Friday revived old questions about the federal government’s ability to screen employees and contractors for poten
Four shootings in 48 hours in Lexington
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. - (WKYT) - Four shootings in less than 48 hours have many folks in Lexington on edge.

The most recent shooting happened Sunday morning, when police say gunfire erupted at
Oklahoma Unveils New Execution Procedures
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection be
Jailbreak in Washington state goes unnoticed for two days
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
(Reuters) - A Washington state man jailed on robbery charges managed to slip away from a detention facility last week in an escape that went unnoticed for two days until his lawyer arrived for a visit
Lawmakers will look at new prison sentencing issue
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee will investigate Nebraska's newest prison sentencing problems, which took place while officials were rounding up inmates who were released too early....
NYC administrative law judge recommends 6 jail guards be fired in brutal 2012 inmate beating
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
NEW YORK – An administrative law judge on Monday recommended that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate in a now-shuttered solitary c
Convicted priest says El Salvador backed gang work
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
MADRID (AP) — Those who love Antonio Rodriguez know him affectionately as "Father Tony," the Roman Catholic priest who spent 15 years working in El Salvador's roughest neighborhoods to get vulnerable
"SNL" rewrites NFL player intros to include criminal records --- a great way to maintain accuracy and transparency
Sunday, September 28, 2014
After brutal footage of Ray Rice striking his then-fiance Janay Palmer leaked onto the Internet, the NFL finally moved to address its long-standing assault problem by removing Rice from the Baltimore
Solitary Confinement to End for Youngest at Rikers Island
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Although experts have spoken for years about the devastating effects of solitary confinement on the mental health of adolescent prisoners, such seclusion has long been the primary form of punishment a
County Celebrates Water-Saving Landscaping, Composting Project By Jail Inmates
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Inmates dressed in prison stripes mixed with Santa Clara County officials Friday at the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas where the Sheriff's Office unveiled water-saving landscaping projects
Job fair to help people with criminal records
Saturday, September 27, 2014
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) - The SC Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services wants to help people with criminal records find jobs.

The department will host a job

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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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