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Justice done differently: how the NSW drug court transforms lives

Justice done differently: how the NSW drug court transforms lives | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Sharon Davis gains exclusive access inside a special rehabilitation program for addicts run by the New South Wales drug court
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My friend Beauty almost turned her life around. Now she's lost to Rikers

My friend Beauty almost turned her life around. Now she's lost to Rikers | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Beauty returned home to Oklahoma in December to seek refuge from the streets of the Bronx. A month later she was forcibly brought back, and today she remains trapped in an inflexible and overwhelmed legal system
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State of imprisonment: lopsided incarceration rates blight West

State of imprisonment: lopsided incarceration rates blight West | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Indigenous people are jailed at a rate 18 times that of non-Aboriginal Western Australian adults, but the overall rate is high too. The great costs of this punitive approach yield few clear benefits.
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Good news: fatal shootings are now less common in Australia, NZ, Canada and even the US

Good news: fatal shootings are now less common in Australia, NZ, Canada and even the US | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The rate of fatal shootings has fallen in Australia, the US and other nations in recent decades. Yet anti- and pro-gun ideology still makes it hard to have a sensible discussion about gun violence.
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Work is on schedule for Kirkconnell reopening

Work is on schedule for Kirkconnell reopening | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
MORE inmates are being relocated to the Kirkconnell Correctional Centre outside Bathurst as the drive to recommission the facility continues.
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Debtors' Prisons, Then and Now: FAQ - The Marshall Project

Debtors' Prisons, Then and Now: FAQ - The Marshall Project | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Congress outlawed them. The Supreme Court ruled them unconstitutional. Yet they live on.
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State Prison Populations Show Upswings, Decline

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State Prison Populations Show Upswings, Declines

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Goulburn Supermax inmates’ whining falls on deaf ears: Hunger strikers told to stop complaining

Goulburn Supermax inmates’ whining falls on deaf ears: Hunger strikers told to stop complaining | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
TERROR suspects on a hunger strike in Goulburn Supermax prison after their spending money was cut from $100 a week to $15.50 have been told by the prisons minister to stop complaining.
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Families need to be at centre of ‘ice’ strategy

Families need to be at centre of ‘ice’ strategy | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Despite the scare stories, ice addiction can be treated and it is less addictive than alcohol or opiates.
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State of imprisonment: Victoria is leading the nation backwards

State of imprisonment: Victoria is leading the nation backwards | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Victoria was once characterised by low imprisonment rates and innovative corrections policy. The state now has Australia's highest rate of growth in imprisonment.
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Seattle's sensible approach puts drug offenders into treatment, not jail

Seattle's sensible approach puts drug offenders into treatment, not jail | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The influential Law-Enforcement Assisted Diversion, or Lead, program is making waves in criminal justice circles – and it could be coming to other US cities
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From jail to theatre: Bendigo turns its notorious prison into arts centre

From jail to theatre: Bendigo turns its notorious prison into arts centre | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A $26 million investment to turn one of Victoria's most notorious jails into a hub for the arts will pay off this weekend when the Ulumbarra Theatre opens in Bendigo.
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State of imprisonment: can ACT achieve a 'human rights' prison?

State of imprisonment: can ACT achieve a 'human rights' prison? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The ACT's first prison opened in 2009 with lofty ideals, but rising prisoner numbers and high rates of re-imprisonment are presenting a severe test of the capital's reformist corrections agenda.
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Military veterans will mentor young offenders under new jail reform plan

Military veterans will mentor young offenders under new jail reform plan | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
WAR veterans would be brought into juvenile detention centres to steer young offenders away from a life of crime in an ambitious jail reform plan from new Corrective Services Minister David Elliott.
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Tennessee set to legalise medical use of cannabis oil to treat child seizures

Tennessee set to legalise medical use of cannabis oil to treat child seizures | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Legislation aimed at medical use of drug for children suffering from seizures awaits governor’s signature after approval by both houses of state legislature
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How to Cut the Prison Population by 50 Percent - The Marshall Project

How to Cut the Prison Population by 50 Percent - The Marshall Project | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
No, freeing potheads and shoplifters is not enough.
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Redirect $1b to community-based mental health, leaked report says

Redirect $1b to community-based mental health, leaked report says | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A report commissioned by the Federal Government recommends redirecting money from acute hospital care to community-based mental health services.
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Is downloading really stealing? The ethics of digital piracy

Is downloading really stealing? The ethics of digital piracy | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Downloading copyrighted material without permission is illegal, but is it morally equivalent to stealing a DVD?
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54 police officers have faced criminal charges for fatally shooting someone while on duty in the past decade

54 police officers have faced criminal charges for fatally shooting someone while on duty in the past decade | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Of the resolved cases, most officers were cleared or acquitted, a Post analysis found.
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Report: Seattle's New Approach to Low-Level Drug Offenses Produces Nearly 60% Reduction in Recidivism | Drug Policy Alliance

Report: Seattle's New Approach to Low-Level Drug Offenses Produces Nearly 60% Reduction in Recidivism | Drug Policy Alliance | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
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Political fear-mongering just magnifies the harm ice can do

Political fear-mongering just magnifies the harm ice can do | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
There is no doubt methamphetamine can cause harm. But when politicians hijack drug issues and overplay them for political purposes, that too can cause harm.
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