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Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: "There's No Sense in Prison"

Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: "There's No Sense in Prison" | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Released from Rikers prison after serving 58 days, Occupy activist Cecily McMillan discusses prisons, policing and why she'll keep protesting.

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Miriam Scurrah's curator insight, July 14, 2014 1:24 AM

After reading this article the State Government should seriously reconsider their Bill supporting mandatory detention for protesters. You see protesters, will protest. They will spread their knowledge of prison life and expose the abuses of human rights which occur daily in our prisons. So putting people into prison for protesting is likely to increase the number of protests which occur inside prison, and then on their release, there will be protests outside prison. This will create a cycle, not break the cycle.

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Aldershot police station will be sold, PCC confirms

Aldershot police station will be sold, PCC confirms | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes has confirmed that Aldershot police station will be sold and staff potentially relocated to the library (Aldershot police station will be sold, PCC confirms: Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes has...
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New Domestic Abuse Protocol To Improve Cases In Northamptonshire

New Domestic Abuse Protocol To Improve Cases In Northamptonshire | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
New Domestic Abuse Protocol To Improve Cases In Northamptonshire See on Scoop.it - Northamptonshire County Council (UK) By Ngozi Godwell A new court protocol has been agreed to help victims of dome...
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Prison officers in England and Wales cut by 30% in 3 years | The ...

Prison officers in England and Wales cut by 30% in 3 years | The ... | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
The number of prison officers in England and Wales has been cut by 30 per cent in three years, figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform revealed yesterday (Friday 11 July). Research published by the charity ...
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Andrew Taylor's curator insight, September 22, 2014 5:05 PM

Suggests, IMO, a critical need to move forward with corrections reform, much like here in the U.S.

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Jail attacks 'need tougher penalty' « Shropshire Star

Jail attacks 'need tougher penalty' « Shropshire Star | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
A group including Howard League for Penal Reform chief executive Frances Crook held up copies of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime And Punishment as he gave evidence - in full view of the cameras broadcasting the hearing.
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RT @LizMeyler: http://t.co/rkCR9mVgOA Let's help our broken prison sys and stop wasting our tax $$$$ Sign & RT!! @CoryBooker @Piper #REDEEM…
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Prison reform seen as key to reducing Nebraska prison population (AUDIO)

Prison reform seen as key to reducing Nebraska prison population (AUDIO) | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Nebraska hopes to avoid building a new prison, and is receiving some help with ideas to reform the corrections system, to reduce the number of inmates, and to keep from having to spend millions on ...
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Guide Dogs Meets Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Mark Burns-Williamson

Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Mark Burns-Williamson takes a blind fold walk to understand the difficulties & obstacles faced by visually impaired & blind people every day....
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Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: “There’s No Sense in Prison”

Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: “There’s No Sense in Prison” | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Released Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: “There’s No Sense in Prison”McMillan spoke with Truthout's Sarah Jaffe about prisons, protests, policing and the world she'd like to see.




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Hatboro man jailed for endangering girlfriend's life by providing her heroin - The Reporter

Hatboro man jailed for endangering girlfriend's life by providing her heroin - The Reporter | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Hatboro man jailed for endangering girlfriend's life by providing her heroin The Reporter NORRISTOWN — During an emotion-filled hearing, a Hatboro man learned he's headed to state prison for placing his girlfriend in danger of death by providing...
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New code of police ethics: Neither ethical or new - The Justice Gap

New code of police ethics: Neither ethical or new - The Justice Gap | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
The College of Policing launches its long awaited 10 point Code of Ethics for police officers next week. The question is, what will it change? The answer is, simply, that it is likely to have no impact whatsoever.

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Eric Holder: Justice department will fight against same-sex marriage bans in ... - PinkNews.co.uk

Eric Holder: Justice department will fight against same-sex marriage bans in ... - PinkNews.co.uk | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
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"Watch the number of US prisons skyrocket after 1980" | Vox Conversations | 07/15/14

"Watch the number of US prisons skyrocket after 1980" | Vox Conversations | 07/15/14 | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
America's mass incarceration, in one map.

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Franklin Delano Williams's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:22 AM

....."Between 1811 and 1979, state and federal governments built 711 prisons in the US. Between 1980 and 2004, they built 936"

Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, July 18, 2014 3:21 AM

Effective mental health care and substance abuse treatment should not be enshrined in prison systems as a way of providing treatment only after a person has committed a criminal offense. Substantial resources have to go into poor communities as part of the public health system.

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DRIP: a shabby process for a shady law.

DRIP: a shabby process for a shady law. | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
[An earlier version of this post appeared at The Justice Gap, here] Thursday’s announcement by David Cameron and Nick Clegg that the coalition was going to expedite emergency surveillance legislati...

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Manchester sparkles during trans* festival | GMPCC - Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner

Manchester sparkles during trans* festival | GMPCC - Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Jim Battle joins Police with Pride at SparkleGreater Manchester's Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken of the importance of respecting trans* people (Manchester sparkles during trans* festival | GMPCC - Greater Manchester Police and Crime...
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Imams working in British prisons have 'links to extremist Muslim groups and could be trying to radicalise inmates'

Imams working in British prisons have 'links to extremist Muslim groups and could be trying to radicalise inmates' | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Imams with links to extremist Muslim groups are helping to turn Britain’s prisons into ‘state-funded breeding grounds for extremism’, an expert has warned. The Prison Officers’ Association describe...

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Crisis in prison looming large, according to leading charity (From ...

Crisis in prison looming large, according to leading charity (From ... | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
The Howard League for Penal Reform shows that in the last three years officer numbers in the North East dropped by 30 per cent from 2,062 in September 2010 to 1,450 by September 2013. The figures in Yorkshire and ...
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Sentencing Law and Policy: "4 Reasons Conservatives Are Embracing Prison Reform"

Sentencing Law and Policy: "4 Reasons Conservatives Are Embracing Prison Reform" | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
MT @solitarywatch: "4 Reasons Conservatives Are Embracing Prison Reform" | Sentencing Law and Policy http://t.co/q2PupleUad
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From Britain's most wanted man to prison reform campaigner - Telegraph

From Britain's most wanted man to prison reform campaigner - Telegraph | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Ray Bishop – once Britain’s most wanted man – tells Theo Merz how our prison system is keeping offenders locked into a life of crime (From Britain's most wanted man to prison reform campaigner | via @Telegraph http://t.co/J6jDGPxNZi)...
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Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner mobilises 700 residents ...

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner mobilises 700 residents ... | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dyer recently trusted residents of Grange in Runcorn with part of his budget, and the results have paid off. In a recent press release it is reported… “The ten projects with the ...
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Prison officer numbers in South West region cut by 34 per cent in three years - Mid Devon Star

Prison officer numbers in South West region cut by 34 per cent in three years - Mid Devon Star | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
The Journal Prison officer numbers in South West region cut by 34 per cent in three years Mid Devon Star THE number of prison officers in the South West region has been cut by 34 per cent in three years, figures obtained by the Howard League for...
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Baby P Killer Jason Owen released from prison three months early despite still ... - Daily Mail

Baby P Killer Jason Owen released from prison three months early despite still ... - Daily Mail | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
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Third suicide in three years highlights plight of 17 year-olds in custody - The Justice Gap

Third suicide in three years highlights plight of 17 year-olds in custody - The Justice Gap | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
After three teenage suicides in custody in three years, a legal charity has begun legal action against Theresa May for failing to change the the PACE regime to ban the overnight detention of 17 year-olds in police stations. The proceedings came in the wake of the death of Kesia Leatherbarrow, a 17-year old who took …

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Not just anti-social, but breaching presumption of innocence - The Justice Gap

Not just anti-social, but breaching presumption of innocence - The Justice Gap | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
When the Government enacted the amended Section 133 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988 (through the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014), it did so on the basis that it was tidying up a situation which had become confused by a series of cases including the most recent heard by the Divisional Court in …
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Short term contracts for former prison staff to help reduce shortage - Eagle Radio

Short term contracts for former prison staff to help reduce shortage - Eagle Radio | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Short term contracts for former prison staff to help reduce shortage Eagle Radio Eoin McLennan-Murray was speaking after the Howard League for Penal Reform issued a report showing a 36% overall reduction in the number of prison officers in the...
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