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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
Oklahoma: Court Clears Way for Executions
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected assertions by two death row inmates that they are entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them. The court also lifted a stay
Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The weeks since have been a mix of emotional highs and practical frustrations. He spent an evening as a VIP guest at a boxing match and slept that night on a cousin's couch. He marveled at strangers d
Communities joining forces to fight opiates Regional collaboratives prepare lists of strategies
BOSTON GLOBE
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Amid intensifying statewide concern about a surge in overdoses and deaths, five area municipal coalitions are preparing to take fresh aim at the problem of opiate addiction.
Vermont Battles Heroin Epidemic
MIDDLEBURY CAMPUS
Thursday, April 24, 2014
One chilly September morning in 2011, Kristin Lundy heard someone ascend her front steps and knock on her door. When she opened it, police Sgt. Mike Fish asked her to gather everyone living in the hou
Pentagon dossier to detail secretive U.S. Afghan detainee policy
REUTERS
Thursday, April 24, 2014
(Reuters) - Some of them have been locked up for a dozen years. Some are suspected fighters from Yemen, Russia or Pakistan, arrested by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere. Several have been linke
‘Death row made me proud of our system’
NORTHERN ECHO
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
IN Utah, some death row prisoners can still choose to be executed by firing squad. Most states now use lethal injection, but electrocution and the gas chamber have been retained as alternatives, and p
The Privatization Backlash - For decades, city and state governments have seen contracting as a cost-saving panacea. But past experience has left some of today's policymakers more skeptical.
ATLANTIC
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A few years ago, Chicago residents accustomed to parking on the street got a rude shock. Parking-meter rates had suddenly gone up as much as fourfold. Some meters jammed and overflowed when they could
Justice Department's new rules would offer clemency to inmates with no violent history
USA TODAY
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced new rules on Wednesday that potentially would make thousands of federal inmates eligible for presidential grants of clemency, including a requirement that
Correction officer released by Ohio jail inmates
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
WARREN, Ohio (AP) - A correction officer taken hostage by three inmates at an Ohio county jail has been released unharmed, and the inmates have been taken to a maximum-security facility.
POLITICAL DIARY: Prison Break
WALL STREET JOURNAL
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Obama administration continues to put the interests of criminals ahead of victims. What's worse, a few cynical and misguided Republicans support the White House's soft-on-crime policies in the int
Missouri inmate executed for the 1993 cold blooded murder of a farming couple over a pair of COWS
DAILY MAIL
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
A death row inmate in Missouri who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 has been executed despite pleas for clemency over the secrecy used to obtain the lethal injection drug.
Six arrested in Largo gang investigation
TAMPA BAY TIMES
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
LARGO — Six suspected gang members were arrested during a yearlong investigation focusing on gang violence and drug trafficking in Largo, city records show.

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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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