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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
State opens probe of work release program
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Saturday, April 12, 2014
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The state inspector general's office has opened an investigation into Northshore Workforce LLC, a privately run work-release program that was shut down by St. Tammany Parish Sher
California sheriff probes inmate mistreatment report at county jail
REUTERS
Saturday, April 12, 2014
(Reuters) – A California sheriff and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have launched an investigation into whether inmates were mistreated at a jail outside Los Angeles, the sheriff’s department sai
Inmate dies after assault at jail
DAYTONA DAILY NEWS
Saturday, April 12, 2014
DAYTON — An inmate who suffered serious injuries in an assault at the Tri-County Jail died early Friday morning at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
NC inmate charged with using cell phone to help orchestrate kidnapping of prosecutor's father
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Saturday, April 12, 2014
In this undated photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification Kelvin Melton is shown. Frank Arthur Janssen was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized
Mentally Ill, in Prison and Outside
NEW YORK TIMES
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Re “The Mentally Ill, Behind Bars” (editorial, April 7):

From 2006 to 2011, I was responsible for health and mental health services in New York City jails. Based on my experience, here
Punjabi men go on hunger strike in U.S. detention facility
THE HINDU
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Over hundred Punjabi men were said to be held in detention facilities for undocumented immigrants in El Paso, Texas, this week, with 42 of them continuing with their hunger strike for the fourth conse
Death row inmates ask for stop to executions
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Saturday, April 12, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma death row inmates asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to halt their executions pending a review of the "veil of secrecy" that prevents them from learning who made
Can Virginia claim a prison-reform dividend?
WASHINGTON POST
Saturday, April 12, 2014
As Virginia lawmakers continue to battle over the state budget, they are overlooking a billion-dollar issue.
Florida, take a fresh look at crime and punishment
DAYTONA BEACH NEWS JOURNAL
Saturday, April 12, 2014
In 2013 the U.S. Congress appointed a bipartisan Over-Criminalization Task Force, composed of 10 congressmen, to scrutinize the 4,500 felonies criminalized by federal law.
Justice Stevens: The five extra words that can fix the Second Amendment
WASHINGTON POST
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings,
Panel Votes to Reduce Sentences for Some Federal Drug Defendants Move Is Aimed at Reducing Number of Inmates
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Thursday, April 10, 2014
A sentencing panel voted Thursday to reduce prison sentences for most federal drug defendants, a move that would shave an average of 11 months off the average trafficking sentence and over time reduce
6 arrested in Alabama, including 2 inmates and prison guard, in methamphetamine investigation
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thursday, April 10, 2014
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Six people, including an Alabama state prison guard and two inmates, were charged Thursday in a federal investigation of a drug trafficking operation that stretched from Californ

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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

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