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Inmate Literacy Program Offers A Second Chance - WOWT

Inmate Literacy Program Offers A Second Chance - WOWT | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Inmate Literacy Program Offers A Second ChanceWOWTJails often provide GED classes, but often many prisoners aren't ready for those classes because they can't read.
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Supporting continuity of care between prison and the community for women in prison: a medical record review. - PubMed - NCBI

Supporting continuity of care between prison and the community for women in prison: a medical record review. - PubMed - NCBI | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Aust Health Rev. 2016 Jul 29. doi: 10.1071/AH16007. [Epub ahead of print]
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Spotlight on private prisons: lobbying and otherwise

Spotlight on private prisons: lobbying and otherwise | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Federal private prisons are coming to an end, but federal lobbying by private prison companies has a deep record.

When the Department of Justice announced last week that it would phase out the use of private prisons, the news came as a blow to but one piece of a far larger industry — one wher
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"Smart on Crime" Doesn't Lower Crime Rates or Recidivism | RealClearPolicy

"Smart on Crime" Doesn't Lower Crime Rates or Recidivism | RealClearPolicy | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Those who advocate against “tough on crime” policies often invoke Texas as the prime example of a place where sentencing regimes are more lenient for so-calle
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Uni students use Tinder to help catch paedophiles grooming underage girls online

Uni students use Tinder to help catch paedophiles grooming underage girls online | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Two men who used the dating app Tinder to groom underage girls have been jailed after they were exposed by a group of Melbourne university students.
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Tackling extremism in prisons

Tackling extremism in prisons | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Acheson report on Islamic extremism in prisons recommends holding extremists in specialist units, crackdown on literature & tightened vetting of chaplains.
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Inside the UK's biggest prison - BBC News

Inside the UK's biggest prison - BBC News | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
By the end of this year, HMP Oakwood in Staffordshire will be the largest prison in the UK, with more than 2,000 inmates. Sima Kotecha has been inside.
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Request for Proposals for Evaluation of College-in-Prison Reentry Initiative - Criminal Justice Investment Initiative

Request for Proposals for Evaluation of College-in-Prison Reentry Initiative - Criminal Justice Investment Initiative | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
With funding from the Ford Foundation, the Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) is soliciting proposals for a rigorous evaluation of the College-in-Prison Reentry Initiative across multiple sites in New York State. As part of its Criminal Justice Investment Initiative (CJII), the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has committed $7.5 million to fund the College-in-Prison …
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Cigarettes are no longer the currency in US prisons. It's something much more surprising

Cigarettes are no longer the currency in US prisons. It's something much more surprising | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The level of care inside America’s prisons, and particularly the quality of the food, has fallen so far prisoners are using ramen noodles as their preferred form of money for buying and selling goods and other favours, a new study has found. The emergence of ramen noodles as a sort of cell-block currency in place of cigarettes is evidence of what Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate at the University of Arizona, calls the new “punitive frugality” that has taken hold in a prison system that is intent on cutting costs.
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Pretrial Detention Linked To Increase In Guilty Pleas, Drop In Employment: Study

Pretrial Detention Linked To Increase In Guilty Pleas, Drop In Employment: Study | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A new study has established a causal relationship between the practice of pretrial detention in the U.S. and unfavorable case outcomes.
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No Way to Call Home: Incarcerated Deaf People Are Locked in a Prison Inside a Prison

No Way to Call Home: Incarcerated Deaf People Are Locked in a Prison Inside a Prison | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
In jails and prison across the country, deaf people are denied access to basic communication tools such as interpreters and videophones, creating a hidden world of abuse and isolation.
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Prison drug dogs trained to sniff out mind-bending narcotics fuelling violence

Prison drug dogs trained to sniff out mind-bending narcotics fuelling violence | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it

Mamba and Spice are among a new class of drugs causing chaos in British prisons
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'Compliant, groggy state': In Nauru's ghost camps, refugees sleep away the pain

'Compliant, groggy state': In Nauru's ghost camps, refugees sleep away the pain | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
When Asal Jabar is bored she yearns to play hide-and-seek. But in Nauru's refugee ghost camps, the young Iranian must creep around medicated, drowsy inhabitant
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Charismatic 'self-styled emirs' radicalising Muslim prisoners in English jails

Charismatic 'self-styled emirs' radicalising Muslim prisoners in English jails | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
British government has announced plan for special units for extremist Islamist prisoners 'who seek to poison the minds of others', but former inmates doubt i
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Illinois prison population drops dramatically

Illinois prison population drops dramatically | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The number of people incarcerated in Illinois state prisons has plummeted over the last two years by 8.9 percent, to its lowest point since 2004, according to statistics from the
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Arts-in-Corrections: California's Creative Response to a Broken Prison System

Arts-in-Corrections: California's Creative Response to a Broken Prison System | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
By introducing prison inmates to everything from drama to dance through the innovative Arts-in-Corrections program, the California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation hope to aid rehabilitation, combat recidivism and foster safer conditions behind bars.
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Reformed offenders 'missing link' to slashing prisoner numbers: research

Reformed offenders 'missing link' to slashing prisoner numbers: research | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Using reformed offenders to mentor inmates could help reduce reoffending and cut Australia's growing prison population, research suggests.
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Aboriginal jail rates increase by 50 per cent, but rehab fails to reduce reoffending

Aboriginal jail rates increase by 50 per cent, but rehab fails to reduce reoffending | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The imprisonment rate for Aboriginal Australians has increased by an alarming 52 per cent
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UK to separate extremists in prisons

UK to separate extremists in prisons | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Extremist prisoners who "seek to poison the minds of others" will be put in special units in UK jails, the government says.
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America’s prison problem: The conversation we need to be having about our broken criminal justice system

America’s prison problem: The conversation we need to be having about our broken criminal justice system | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The DOJ’s move against private prisons ignores the strongest triggers of poverty and incarceration
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The entanglement between relapse and posttreatment criminal justice involvement.

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The debate over private prisons is masking the real problems with America’s prison industry - Business Insider

The debate over private prisons is masking the real problems with America’s prison industry - Business Insider | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Reuters/Kevin LamarqueU.S. President Barack Obama is shown the inside of a cell as he visits the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution outsid
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Doctors are talking about using psychedelic drugs to treat alcoholics

Doctors are talking about using psychedelic drugs to treat alcoholics | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Treating an addiction to
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Latest prison and probation staffing news

Latest prison and probation staffing news | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The number of prison officers fell by over 2000 last year while there are slightly more probation officers in the National Probation Service.
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Killings soar in the Philippines amid President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs crackdown

Killings soar in the Philippines amid President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs crackdown | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
More than 1,700 Filipinos have been killed in seven weeks since Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte pledged to wipe-out his country's illegal drugs trade.
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