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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
Charlotte officer charged with assault for attacking handcuffed man
Friday, September 12, 2014
A Charlotte police officer has been arrested after police say he attacked a suspect in handcuffs and used excessive force.

Officer Jason Van Aken was arrested by CMPD detectives on Frid
State police argue they can't release mug shots of two former cops charged with embezzlement
Friday, September 12, 2014
The arrest of former Windsor Police Chief Arlis "Vic" Reynolds turned into the case of the missing mug shot this week, as agencies pointed fingers over who was supposed to have Reynolds' processing pa
Justice Sotomayor says technology could lead to “Orwellian world”
Friday, September 12, 2014
"If the police send a drone to surveil communities, they should get a warrant to do that," Rebecca Farmer, an American Civil Liberties Union spokeswoman, said in a telephone interview Friday.

Attica Prison Riot’s 43rd Anniversary a Special One
Friday, September 12, 2014
ATTICA, N.Y.—Hundreds of personal items collected after the 1971 Attica prison riot have been returned to their owners and families.

New York corrections officials, members of the guard
Florida Fires 13 Prison Employees In Crackdown
Friday, September 12, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State prison officials did some major house cleaning this week, firing a total of 13 people, in the wake of widespread abuse allegations.

The Florida Department of Corr
Prison Firm CCA Seeks to Reduce Number of Repeat Offenders -- Company Pushes to Reduce Costs Associated with Recidivism
Friday, September 12, 2014
The nation's largest private prison company is shifting its focus toward helping release more inmates and keep them out—a reaction, company officials say, to changing policies around the country on th
Inmate’s Death in Overheated Rikers Cell Is Ruled Accidental
Friday, September 12, 2014
The death of a mentally ill veteran in an overheated cell at Rikers Island this year was accidental, the New York City medical examiner’s office ruled on Friday in a case that drew scrutiny to abusive
Escape draws heightens concerns at Ohio prison
Friday, September 12, 2014
LIMA, Ohio -- The escape by three inmates, including the killer of three students in the 2012 Chardon High School rampage, from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution drew accusations from union o
Crime Is Down Across the Country--Here are 50 Reasons Why
Friday, September 12, 2014
The huge surge in the U.S. incarceration rate since passage of a tough federal anti-drug and violent crime law in 1994 greatly added to state and federal operating budgets but also coincided with a ma
These states cut their incarceration rates — and still had a decline in crime
Friday, September 12, 2014
Incarceration rates have risen steeply in the United States over the last 20 years, a period of time that also covers a precipitous decline in crime. These two facts, as we've mentioned before, don't
Area High School Fires Custodians with Criminal Records
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Two men who were working as custodians at Asheville High School have been fired, after the district learned the two had criminal records.
Detroit Prison Cells Sit Empty as Criminal Records Disqualify Prison Guard Candidates
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Unemployment in the bankrupt city hovers at 18 percent, yet in June, with 80 open jail jobs, only three applicants completed its training program after officials scrutinized their criminal records and

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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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