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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
Report finds noncompliance with revised R.I. open records law
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
Thursday, September 18, 2014
“The reality on the ground in Rhode Island is far different from what was hoped for when the legislation passed,” according to “Access Limited,” the report produced by Access/RI, a coalition of First
United States: D.C. The Latest Jurisdiction To Limit Disclosing Applicants' Criminal Records
MONDAQ BUSINESS BRIEFING
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The District of Columbia is on the verge of joining the 13 other states (and numerous cities and counties throughout the country) that have enacted "Ban the Box" laws prohibiting or limiting an employ
United States: "Ban The Box": A Discussion Of State And Local Laws Restricting Inquiries Into An Applicant's Criminal History
MONDAQ BUSINESS BRIEFING
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Over the last several weeks New Jersey, Illinois, the District of Columbia, and San Francisco have joined the ranks of states and local governments across the country that have adopted so-called "ban
Study: Online gun sales open market to buyers who would fail a background check
WASHINGTON POST
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tens of thousands of guns will be sold through online portals in Washington state this year, and none of the buyers will be subject to background checks. That’s because of a loophole in federal law th
Senate committee told to better regulate sale of criminal records
GRITS FOR BREAKFAST
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Sarah Pahl, a policy attorney at the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, testified yesterday to the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee on the subject of "the widespread storage and sale of criminal re
Federal background checks, one year after the Navy Yard shooting
WASHINGTON POST
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
A year after a Navy and Marine Corps subcontractor killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard, the federal government has fired the firm that handled most of its background checks, conducted multipl
Symposium addresses inmate reintegration Performances and discussion focus on importance of restoring Pell Grants to prisoners
BROWN DAILY HERALD
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
“Our beginnings have already been established, but our ends are nowhere in sight,” voiced performers from the College and Community Fellowship’s Theater for Social Change in a call for prison inmates
Brookfield employees say selectman intimidated treasurer, took paperwork on criminal records checks
WORCESTER TELEGRAM
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
BROOKFIELD — A file containing criminal offender record information was allegedly taken from Town Hall by a selectman who, employees said, intimidated the town treasurer until she opened a safe and ga
Perceptions Haven’t Caught Up to Decline in Crime
NEW YORK TIMES
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Here’s a narrative you rarely hear: Our lives are safer. This message is so rarely heard that half of all respondents to a recent YouGov poll suggested that the violent crime rate had risen over the p
Hawaii Sex Offender Search App Now Available for Download
FOREIGNAFFAIRS
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Office of the Attorney General Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center officially released their new mobile application, Hawaii Sex Offender Search, allowing users to view nearby o
The do's and don’ts of using background checks in hiring
BIZJOURNALS
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
According to a recent survey conducted by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), more than 90 percent of employers use criminal background and credit checks to screen potential or current e
31 indicted in NYC gang crackdown
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The affiliated street gangs are called SNOW, Loyalty Over Everything and Young Bosses.

They've operated primarily in the Rosedale, Laurelton and Rochdale Village neighborhoods.

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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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