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Broward jail to inmates: Don't come back - MiamiHerald.com (registration)

Broward jail to inmates: Don't come backMiamiHerald.com (registration)“I hope every single one of our inmates takes advantage of The Revival Project,” Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti said, later adding.
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The Boys Home: making art in a juvenile detention centre

The Boys Home: making art in a juvenile detention centre | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
I entered the secretive world of a maximum-security prison for children in Sydney’s Western suburbs for four months earlier this year. My passport into this highly restrictive world was an artist residency…
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Peter Deegan: Juvenile lifers need review

Peter Deegan: Juvenile lifers need review | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
After the U.S. Supreme Court declared in 2012 that mandatory life without parole sentences given to youths 18 and younger violated the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment, our Legislature tried to bring Michigan into compliance.
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California: the ‘Mississippi of Mass Incarceration?’

California: the ‘Mississippi of Mass Incarceration?’ | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
California is the state of sunshine, movie stars— and Supermax prisons. Its huge incarcerated population –over 100,000 inmates-is one of the reasons the U.S. is the world largest jailer, says legal scholar and Berkeley Law Professor Jonathan Simon in a new book, Mass Incarceration on ...
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If They Lock Me Up, Call My Attorney: The Culture of Retaliation in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

If They Lock Me Up, Call My Attorney: The Culture of Retaliation in the Federal Bureau of Prisons | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has a long and colorful history of retaliating against inmates for the exercise of their legal rights. Over the years, I have learned to expect the worst when dealing with these officials. This desensitization occurs, i...
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Demonstrators Rally Against Wisconsin's Broken Prison System - Mintpress News

Demonstrators Rally Against Wisconsin's Broken Prison System - Mintpress News | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Mintpress News Demonstrators Rally Against Wisconsin's Broken Prison System Mintpress News In fighting for this goal, WISDOM discovered a lack of accountability on issues such as parole, solitary confinement, revocation and compassionate release,...
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Victorian regions hit by drug crime increase amid ice ‘epidemic’

Victorian regions hit by drug crime increase amid ice ‘epidemic’ | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
DRUG crime is soaring at alarming levels across regional Victoria due to a saturation of the drug ice in country towns, it is claimed.
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Five things parents can do to help young people escape ice

Five things parents can do to help young people escape ice | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Recent news of former NSW premier’s daughter Harriet Wran being charged with murder is another illustration of Australia’s growing problem with the drug ice. Wran, who is said to have been battling an…
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The Criminalization of Persons With Mental Illness: Time for a New Welcoming

The Criminalization of Persons With Mental Illness: Time for a New Welcoming | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Clearly, it is time for a new welcoming of mental health care in America. Perhaps the fresh air will follow....
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Mandatory sentencing: a king hit for courts

Mandatory sentencing: a king hit for courts | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Victorian Government's proposed mandatory 10-year sentences for one-punch killers is a blunt concept that challenges the foundations of our common law system.
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Drugs minister calls for legalising cannabis for medicinal use

Drugs minister calls for legalising cannabis for medicinal use | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Norman Baker will say in a letter to Jeremy Hunt that cannabis would help relieve symptoms of a range of medical conditions
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Old prisoners on the double

Old prisoners on the double | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Australia's prison population is rapidly ageing, with the nation's jails now holding more than twice the number of old-age inmates than nine years ago.
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Increased use of heroin antidote costing cities

One way to gauge the depth of the heroin problem in the area is the increase in the use of Naloxone by local fire departments.
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Abolishing the Broken US Juvenile Justice System

Abolishing the Broken US Juvenile Justice System | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
In her second book, ''Burning Down the House,'' Nell Bernstein shows that the fight to abolish juvenile detention facilities and decarcerate youth is far from over.
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Police, community groups back Daniel Andrews’ plan to get tough on ice dealers

Police, community groups back Daniel Andrews’ plan to get tough on ice dealers | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
POLICE and community groups have backed Labor’s election-year promise to introduce harsh laws for ice dealers who target school kids and a new blueprint to tackle the evil drug.
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Illinois Department Of Corrections Unveils New Open-Plan Prison

Illinois Department Of Corrections Unveils New Open-Plan Prison | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
CHESTER, IL—Touting the layout’s benefits in promoting communication and a more productive penal environment, the Illinois Department of Corrections unveiled its new open-plan prison Friday at the Menard Correctional Center. Menard officials t...
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Mandatory sentences can't deliver justice or stop one-punch killings

Mandatory sentences can't deliver justice or stop one-punch killings | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Victorian government’s introduction of the Sentencing Amendment (Coward’s Punch Manslaughter and Other Matters) Bill 2014 this week has again sparked debate about the deterrence value and general utility…
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Children In Detention Put In Wrist-Locks, Choke Holds, Inquiry Hears | newmatilda.com

Children In Detention Put In Wrist-Locks, Choke Holds, Inquiry Hears | newmatilda.com | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Unaccompanied minors held in immigration detention on Christmas Island were subject to “unnecessary” force, with one put in a chokehold after Serco security guards were given the authorisation to move them using force, according to evidence presented at a human rights inquiry today.
Deborah Homewood, Managing Director of MAXimus Solutions, which provides services and reporting on unaccompanied minors held in detention, confirmed that the incident had taken place on Christmas Island in March this year.
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Arts + Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars through the Arts | NEA

Arts + Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars through the Arts | NEA | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
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What goes on in the mind of a militant extremist?

What goes on in the mind of a militant extremist? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
So far, the ongoing discussions about radicalisation of extremists both at home and abroad have tended to emphasise its sociological aspects. It has focused on concepts such as the religion and social…
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The Criminalization of Persons With Mental Illness: Time for a New Welcoming

The Criminalization of Persons With Mental Illness: Time for a New Welcoming | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Clearly, it is time for a new welcoming of mental health care in America. Perhaps the fresh air will follow....
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Cuffs not cash could stop corruption

Cuffs not cash could stop corruption | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Should we reward or punish criminals for breaking the law? That is essentially the question that is being debated in relation to the full public funding of elections in NSW.
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To stop Islamic State spreading to Indonesia, target the young and reform prisons

To stop Islamic State spreading to Indonesia, target the young and reform prisons | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Indonesian government recently banned Islamic State (IS) – formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – the extremist group that has been on a rampage in Syria and Iraq. The Indonesian…
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Ten Years Without Other People

Ten Years Without Other People | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Every time they throw my brother into solitary, he loses contact visits. When we visit, he's behind glass, or we can only see him via video. We can't hug him. He can't hold his new baby niece.
My brother, Kofi M. Ajabu, has been imprisoned by the Indiana Department of Correction for near...
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Jail Library Group Works to Bring Reading to Dane County Inmates - National Jail Exchange - Corrections Community

Jail Library Group Works to Bring Reading to Dane County Inmates - National Jail Exchange - Corrections Community | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
by Sean Kirkby, University of Wisconsin-Madison Communications Reading is a positive use of inmates’ time as well as being correlated with improved academic achievement. This article describes how a volunteer program in Dane County, Wisconsin, collects donated books and magazines and provides them to jail inmates in weekly deliveries. Volunteer librarians also locate specific books in response to inmate requests, and they conduct an annual fundraiser. The Jail Library Group is a community effort...
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State prison inmate files hundreds of lawsuits from behind bars

State prison inmate files hundreds of lawsuits from behind bars | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Federal court in Tucson has been absolutely flooded with lawsuits. Those suits are not from clashing corporations or government gadflies. Instead, these almost 400 lawsuits come from just one man who is sitting in a prison cell.This inmate's pile of lawsuits could give taxpayers indigestion. Which is exactly what he's claiming in some suits: stomach troubles from prison food. He wants trillions of dollars in damages, but in the meantime, these questionable cases gum-up the courts, and cost taxpayers in legal fees.Dale Maisano is currently serving a 15-year sentence for aggravated assault out of Pinal county.
Right now, he's locked up at the Arizona State Prison on Wilmot Road in Tucson. But he sure stays busy in there. In the past month alone, Maisano has filed dozens of lawsuits. Over the past several years, that number has reached into the hundreds. Maisano has sued Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, State Attorney General Tom Horne, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and many others.
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