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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
Judge Extends Mandate to Aid Mentally Ill City Inmates
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A Manhattan state judge has extended a 2003 settlement requiring New York City for two more years to help mentally ill inmates of city jails re-enter society.
3 in 4 Former Prisoners in 30 States Arrested Within 5 Years of Release
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
An estimated two-thirds (68 percent) of 405,000 prisoners released in 30 states in 2005 were arrested for a new crime within three years of release from prison, and three-quarters (77 percent) were ar
Doctor, staffers fired after Kentucky inmate starves himself to death
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
James Kenneth Embry, 57, stopped taking his anti-anxiety medicine and began acting erratically. He died in January weighing 138 pounds - and authorities said medical personnel did nothing to prevent t
Forbes: Two Ohio cities among top 10 for raising a family
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
When it comes to raising a family, the Buckeye State has some solid options, at least according to Forbes.
Gang member shot, killed after lunging at court witness
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Siale Maveni Angilau — aka "C-Down" — was shot multiple times in the chest. He was reportedly still breathing when he was taken away in an ambulance, but he died in the early afternoon at a local hosp
Number of cell phones smuggled into prison soars as gang members intimidate witnesses and run drug deals from behind bars
Monday, April 21, 2014
Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesse
Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter obituary - American boxer whose fight against the injustice of his life sentence for a triple murder was taken up by Bob Dylan in his 1975 protest song Hurricane
Monday, April 21, 2014
As a boxer, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who has died aged 76, was a middleweight Sonny Liston, an ex-convict whose only skill seemed to be inflicting hurt, which made him all the more intimidating to op
Justice Department prepares for clemency requests from thousands of inmates
Monday, April 21, 2014
The Obama administration is beginning an aggressive new effort to foster equity in criminal sentencing by considering clemency requests from as many as thousands of federal inmates serving time for dr
Alone in a Prison Cell With a Tiny Window ‘Frontline’ Looks at Jail in ‘Solitary Nation’
Monday, April 21, 2014
“Solitary Nation” is about as hopeless an hour of television as you can imagine, which is exactly the reason to watch it. Whatever picture you might have in your mind of the nature of solitary confine
Marijuana smokers can end up in the big house or the White House.
Monday, April 21, 2014
The last three American presidents have taken three different approaches to questions about their familiarity with marijuana. Bill Clinton told the preposterous tale that he attempted to get high but
Davis jail stops charging inmates rent after judge's ruling, but others still do
Monday, April 21, 2014
FARMINGTON — First you're sent to jail. And then you have to pay jail officials for housing you.

In 2007, Utah lawmakers gave local jails that authority, under certain conditions, in wh
Company aims to unlock jail software market with biometric expertise Northern Irish firm breaks into US prison market with new technology for inmates to communicate with family
Monday, April 21, 2014
Not so long ago, working in the security sector in Northern Ireland could have got you killed, according to Patricia O’Hagan, managing director of Belfast-based Core Systems.

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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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