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A short and violent history of Toronto's Central Prison - blogTO (blog)

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blogTO (blog)A short and violent history of Toronto's Central PrisonblogTO (blog)Successive wardens tried to ease the level of violence at Central but attitudes towards the rehabilitation of offenders was already beginning to change.
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Raped and controlled by my husband, a priest: One woman's story of domestic violence

Raped and controlled by my husband, a priest: One woman's story of domestic violence | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
My husband constantly reminded me it was my wifely duty to obey his every command. He controlled everything I did: what I ate, where I went, how much I spent. But as the parish priest he was protected by the Church — while I was shunned.
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Probation and parole officers feel ‘ignored’ by state - Delaware State News

Probation and parole officers feel ‘ignored’ by state - Delaware State News | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
DOVER — For years, Delaware correctional officers fretted about their work conditions. The Department of Correction struggled to attract and keep quality officers due in large part to pay below the national average. As a result of the shortage, employees often far exceeded 40 hours a week. Last month, the state reached an agreement with …
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The Myth Of The Place Where The War On Drugs Worked - Volteface

The Myth Of The Place Where The War On Drugs Worked - Volteface | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Over the past three years, I have been publicly making the case for moving beyond the war on drugs in places as disparate as Baltimore, Medillin, Sydney, Paris and Buenos Aires – and everywhere, I ask the defenders of continuing the drug war one question. Can you name one place, anywhere in the world, where … Continued
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Indigenous incarceration: push to end jailing for fines and introduce automatic parole

Indigenous incarceration: push to end jailing for fines and introduce automatic parole | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Law reform commission wants governments to consider whether offensive language should still be an offence
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The 2017 Drug Strategy

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Harm reduction, a focus on NPS & Chemsex and a national recovery champion all feature in the new drug strategy with the Home Office still taking the lead.
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Neglect contributed to Liverpool prisoner's suicide, jury finds

Neglect contributed to Liverpool prisoner's suicide, jury finds | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Jury’s findings in Edwin O’Donnell case mirror inquest verdict on death of Lee Rushton at the prison last year
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Probation hostels protect the public, more are needed

Probation hostels protect the public, more are needed | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Inspectors found probation hostels do well at protecting the public but could do more to tackle reoffending. More places are needed, particularly for women.
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Natalie's story: from case to caseworker

Natalie's story: from case to caseworker | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Natalie Atkinson tells how her experiences in care and custody have informed her work with vulnerable young people in contact with the justice system.
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Escaping with a good book: the value of libraries in Australian jails

Escaping with a good book: the value of libraries in Australian jails | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
How does reading books in jail influence and improve the lives of prisoners? New research shows the values of libraries in Australian prisons.
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The parole board faces up to new challenges

The parole board faces up to new challenges | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Martin Jones, Chief Exec of the Parole Board, marks the board's 50th anniversary and sets out the main challenges including IPPs and a surge in recalls.
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'Failed' youth prisons crush rehab chances

'Failed' youth prisons crush rehab chances | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Almost two thirds of children at Darwin's Don Dale Detention Centre are being held in its notorious high security unit - the largest number in the past year.
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The London knife crime strategy

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The plan sets out a positive and pro-active strategy for combating knife crime in London through measures focused on partnership and community working.
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Eric Whittaker's death in custody leads to 'conflicting stories': family

Eric Whittaker's death in custody leads to 'conflicting stories': family | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Angry family members of Eric Whittaker marched on Parliament, accusing authorities of telling divergent stories and shackling him while on life support.
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Be the Leader Of Your Boss: How To Work For Someone You Don’t Like

Be the Leader Of Your Boss: How To Work For Someone You Don’t Like | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
We've all worked for someone we didn't like before, whether it's because we didn't trust them, they threw their employees under the bus, said "go" instead of "let's go," or because they were just negative and condescending. Here you can learn some tactics to not only work through, but benefit from, your relationship with someone…
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Prison reform impossible until jails become safer

Prison reform impossible until jails become safer | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A damning annual report from Prison Chief Inspector Peter Clarke highlights lack of safety, particularly in YOIs & that prisoners spent too much time locked up.
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How history can challenge the narrative of blame for homelessness

How history can challenge the narrative of blame for homelessness | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Taking the long view of homelessness can reveal patterns that explain how and why people get caught up in conditions not of their making.
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As opioid overdoses exact a higher price, communities ponder who should be saved

As opioid overdoses exact a higher price, communities ponder who should be saved | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Narcan can revive overdose victims, but some local officials wonder if it’s worth the cost.
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The need for trauma counselling in prison

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New research urges prison mental health teams to routinely enquire into patients' experience of abuse & violence via mandatory Care Programme
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"Unconscionable and unsustainable". Why does mandatory sentencing for murder still run in the NT? - The Northern Myth

"Unconscionable and unsustainable". Why does mandatory sentencing for murder still run in the NT? - The Northern Myth | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Northern Territory’s murder sentencing regime is not only harsh and unfair, it is ruinously expensive and contributes substantially to this jurisdiction’s crisis of hyper-incarceration. In 1999, the average period served in Australian prisons by persons convicted of murder before conditional release was around 13 years. The gross disparity between the Northern Territory and the rest of the nation appears to have narrowed somewhat, as interstate politicians have ratcheted up statutory penalties following “my-laws-are-tougher-than-yours” election campaigns.
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Books behind bars

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A Melbourne researcher visited seven prisons to understand what books and the prison library mean to inmates.
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TSO collaborating with Risdon Prison inmates on Convict Monologues performance project

TSO collaborating with Risdon Prison inmates on Convict Monologues performance project | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Tasmanian Times is a forum of discussion and dissent - a cheeky, irreverent challenge to the mass media’s obsession with popularity, superficiality and celebrity.
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Oregon to Reduce Penalties for Meth, Heroin, MDMA Possession

Penalties for the possession of drugs in the US state of Oregon are set to be significantly reduced, as legislators in the state approved two bills focused on criminal
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Colorado Employers Rethinking Drug Testing

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Eight states and Washington, D.C. allow for recreational cannabis, but none have solved the problem of workforce drug testing. Zero tolerance polices are being reconsidered in light of legalized pot.
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