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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
Lake Elsinore Man Arrested After Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl
KTLA5
Friday, August 29, 2014
According to county inmate records, he was booked into the Southwest Detention Center on charges of sodomy with a person under 14, lewd acts on a child under 14, oral copulation of a minor and sexual
‘Ban the box’ laws gain momentum in Illinois, New Jersey
EBN
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Hiring managers take note: State laws banning criminal background checks until after a candidate has been offered an interview are gaining momentum.
Alabama’s New Law Permits the Expungement of Criminal Records
LEGAL MONITOR WORLDWIDE
Thursday, July 31, 2014
What kinds of criminal records are affected? Individuals can now clear their names from charges of having committed misdemeanor criminal offenses, traffic violations, or municipal ordinance violations
Illinois Enacts New Law Impacting Inquiries on Criminal Background Checks
MONDAQ BUSINESS BRIEFING
Thursday, July 31, 2014
On July 19, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015. The new law will restrict the timing of
Orleans Parish Prison inmate's suicide was preventable, civil rights lawsuit claims
TIMES-PICAYUNE
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The wrongful death lawsuit, filed in federal court on Monday, claims Gusman's office was on notice about inadequate handling of mentally ill inmates by the time Clifton Morgan killed himself in the tr
Justice Department data: More than 3,300 federal inmates have sought clemency since April
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thursday, July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3,300 federal inmates have applied to have their prison sentences cut short in the months since the Justice Department rolled out a new clemency initiative, according to da
Inside Colorado’s flourishing, segregated black market for pot
WASHINGTON POST
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
DENVER — In these, the curious, infant days of the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana, of shiny dispensaries and touch-screen ordering and suburban parties where joints are passed like app
State urges court to review prison health ruling
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona has asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling nearly two months ago that concluded about 33,000 inmates could join a lawsuit protesting the quality of
Eastern State Penitentiary Hosts "Family Weekend: Pets in Prison" on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10
MARKETWATCH
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern State Penitentiary will host "Family Weekend: Pets in Prison" on Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10 and again on September 27 and 28. The event, d
Officer admits running ID checks for suspect
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former New Hampshire police officer has pleaded guilty to running criminal records checks on stolen identities for someone who was the target of a drug-related investigation.

Crowded Prisons in California
NEW YORK TIMES
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Re “Strong Steps on Sentencing Reform” (editorial, July 22):

The United States Sentencing Commission’s vote to give nearly a quarter of federal prisoners the chance to reduce their sent
Slow executions could affect Nevada cases
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Monday, July 28, 2014
The cases could be used to pile on to the ever-growing number of legal challenges to capital punishment in the Silver State, adding the argument that the use of lethal injection should be considered a

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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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