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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
Series Continues on November 18 Focusing on Ban the Box and Developing an Effective Criminal History Inquiry
PRWEB
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Nationwide, the ban the box movement is limiting when and what employers can ask applicants about their criminal history. Federal agencies like the EEOC, state legislatures, and even municipalities ha
Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP seeks to strike criminal record questions from job applications
TIMES FREE PRESS
Saturday, November 15, 2014
The Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP wants to see questions about criminal history removed from job applications and background checks be delayed until later in the hiring process.
FIVE NEW ORLEANS DETECTIVES IGNORED HUNDREDS OF REPORTED SEX CRIMES -- Only 14 percent of sexual assault reports found to have records of follow-ups
INFOWARS
Saturday, November 15, 2014
On Wednesday, the New Orleans inspector general released a damning report on the city police’s treatment of sexual assault cases. The New York Times reported that, according to the findings, hundreds
Criminal records should not bar individuals from higher education
GUILFORDIAN
Saturday, November 15, 2014
As human beings, we unconditionally have the right to an education. This includes people who have been convicted of crimes.

Guilford questions potential students about their criminal background
Justice Department Looks at Americans' Cell Phones to Search for Criminals - Devices on Planes that Mimic Cellphone Towers Used to Target Criminals, but Also Sift Through Thousands of Other Phones
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Friday, November 14, 2014
WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is scooping up data from thousands of mobile phones through devices deployed on airplanes that mimic cellphone towers, a high-tech hunt for criminal suspects that is
No arrests for possession of marijuana 25 grams or less in New York
INDIA.COM
Friday, November 14, 2014
New York: New Yorkers found possessing marijuana 25 grammes or less will no longer be arrested but instead be given criminal court summons, a shift in policy aimed at rebuilding the frayed relationshi
Cliffside Park guidance counselor charged with sex assault suspended with pay
RECORD
Friday, November 14, 2014
CLIFFSIDE PARK – The popular high school counselor who last month was charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a 5-year-old girl, has been suspended from his job with pay, the distri
Building Bridges Where Needed on Chicago’s South Side
NEW YORK TIMES
Friday, November 14, 2014
CHICAGO — Rami Nashashibi drove down the tattered corridor of West 63rd Street, passing the occasional church or auto-repair shop or check-cashing spot, mostly skirting blocks that had been vacant so
Violent crime rising in Utah, new FBI data show
DESERET NEWS
Friday, November 14, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — Although Utah's crime rate is still among the lowest in the country, new FBI data show violent crime is steadily rising in the state.

Nearly 6,500 violent crimes were c
More guns, more crime: New research debunks a central thesis of the gun rights movement
WASHINGTON POST
Friday, November 14, 2014
"More guns, less crime" - surely you've heard this mantra before? There's even an entire book devoted to it. As Emily Badger noted awhile back, it has become a staple of our national gun control debat
How Voters, Not Politicians, Are Reforming California's Harsh Sentencing Laws
REASON ONLINE
Sunday, November 09, 2014
California voters approved a sweeping change to sentencing on Tuesday by passing Proposition 47 and knocking most drug possession and "petty theft" charges down from felonies to a misdemeanors. Only m
A new, unusual twist in death-penalty fight
PHILLY.COM
Sunday, November 09, 2014
When condemned fugitive Joseph Kindler was returned to Philadelphia in 1991 after two escapes, three years on the lam in Canada and four fighting extradition, the news was grim.

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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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