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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
Alabama Joins States Regulating Use of Criminal Records
PROFORMA SCREENING
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Alabama has joined the growing list of state and local jurisdictions that regulate how and when criminal background information can be used for employment decisions. The new law, which allows citizens
New Software Automates Background Checks, Includes sex offender checks
TECHCRUNCH
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The nature of employment is changing. Thanks to a growing number of platforms offering on-demand services in more places around the world, there’s now massive demand for workers to perform services an
Thousands of prisoners treated for mental illness
USA TODAY
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Nearly 10% of the 216,000 inmates are receiving medications designed to treat an array of illnesses, from depression and bipolar disorder to acute schizophrenia. The BOP's disclosure comes as governme
Idaho teen charged with murder held in solitary confinement for over 70 days "-- He's being punished before he's been convicted," public defender argues.
UPI
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Prosecutors say Eldon Gale Samuel III, then 14, admitted to fatally shooting his father before brutally hacking his 13-year-old brother to death. The incident came after Samuel's father, Eldon Samuel
Pot-selling police officer gets 18 months in jail
BUFFALO NEWS
Thursday, July 24, 2014
As a Buffalo police officer, James Hamilton Sr. was caught in November selling a quarter-pound of his homegrown marijuana to an informant. He pleaded guilty three months later in a deal that would giv
History Of Lethal Injection Problems In US Executions
DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suit
Hot Prisons Could Be Deadly For U.S. Inmates, Advocates Warn
NPR
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Earlier this year, a prisoner with severe mental illness died in an overheated cell at Rikers Island, the biggest jail in New York City. The exact cause of Jerome Murdough's death is still under inves
Inside Oregon prisons: Most inmates at Two Rivers never see the horizon
OREGON LIVE
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Two Rivers Correctional Institution sits about 100 yards from a bucolic bulge in the Columbia River called Lake Wallula. But prisoners inside seldom, if ever, see this grand green pool of water and th
European court says CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest
REUTERS
Thursday, July 24, 2014
WARSAW, July 24 (Reuters) - The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington's closest allies, to break its
Rick Perry: Texas to dispatch 1,000 guardsmen to border
USA TODAY
Monday, July 21, 2014
The troops from the Texas National Guard will be backing agents sent down earlier this year by the Texas Department of Public Safety, or DPS, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said at a press conference Monday. T
Schuette urges changes after prison break
MY SAN ANTONIO
Monday, July 21, 2014
FILE- This file photo provided by the LaPorte County, Ind., Sheriff's Department shows Michael Elliot, who was arrested Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in LaPorte County, Ind., more than 150 miles from the Ionia
New York City Reviewing Injuries Dealt by Rikers Correction Officers
NEW YORK TIMES
Monday, July 21, 2014
The city’s Department of Investigation has begun a review of scores of cases of serious injuries suffered by inmates at Rikers Island during assaults by correction officers last year.

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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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