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'I should end up dead': 19-year-old pleads for capital punishment after ... - Daily Mail

'I should end up dead': 19-year-old pleads for capital punishment after ... - Daily Mail | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Daily Mail'I should end up dead': 19-year-old pleads for capital punishment after ...Daily Mail'I should end up dead': 19-year-old pleads for capital punishment after murdering Good Samaritan while high on PCP.
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The ban on cigarettes in prison is stranger than you might think

The ban on cigarettes in prison is stranger than you might think | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
In one sense, the overcrowding, rapes and bashings in our prison system make this smoking crackdown seem quite bizarre. In another sense, they help explain it.
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God, religion and fundamentalism: an unholy trinity

God, religion and fundamentalism: an unholy trinity | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Fundamentalists become warriors with a simple message of salvation that is found in a naïve and literal interpretation of ancient, sacred texts.
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Inmates' Jobs, From Call Centers To Paint Mixing

Inmates' Jobs, From Call Centers To Paint Mixing | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Many people understand inmates have jobs, but don't realize the variety of products and services they provide and the byzantine pay system in place for many prison jobs. It's not just license plates anymore: Prisoners operate call centers, build office furniture and mix the paint used on highways.
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US police killings headed for 1,100 this year, with black Americans twice as likely to die

US police killings headed for 1,100 this year, with black Americans twice as likely to die | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Guardian investigation finds 547 people killed by law enforcement so far in 2015 as Obama’s call for ‘appropriate oversight’ continues to go unheeded
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The fight to save phone line helping prevent Aboriginal deaths in custody

The fight to save phone line helping prevent Aboriginal deaths in custody | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A life-saving NSW indigenous custody hotline has received a last-minute funding commitment from federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, who also called for the service to be rolled out nationally.
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Forced rehabilitation of drug users in Indonesia not a solution

Forced rehabilitation of drug users in Indonesia not a solution | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Indonesia's war on drugs aims to protect the country's young generation from an alleged "national drug emergency." But the government's coercive approach is harming the people it wishes to protect.
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Prisoners riot at Metropolitan Remand Centre in Ravenhall

Prisoners riot at Metropolitan Remand Centre in Ravenhall | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Police are using tear gas as prisoners are believed to be forcing their way into the control room and trying to break through a front door at the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Ravenhall, 20 kilometres west of Melbourne.
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Woman in prison ‘hell’

Woman in prison ‘hell’ | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
SENSATIONAL claims have emerged of a female prisoner being held “like an animal” in Wagga’s court cells for nearly two weeks.
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Drug users mailing sterile syringes to avoid stigma and discrimination

Drug users mailing sterile syringes to avoid stigma and discrimination | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Australia's first study into the reasons why injecting drug users are sharing syringes has found stigma and discrimination are barriers to accessing clean equipment.
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A Provocative New Plan to Reduce the Prison Population—Will It Work? - Slate Magazine

A Provocative New Plan to Reduce the Prison Population—Will It Work? - Slate Magazine | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
As the prison reform movement chugs ahead, some thinkers and advocates have started sounding an alarm: If lawmakers are serious about significantly reducing the incarceration rate in this country, simply making the system less punitive toward...
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Women's prison population exceeds projections - Green Bay Press Gazette

Women's prison population exceeds projections - Green Bay Press Gazette | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Wisconsin legislators will decide this week how to handle a growing number of women prisoners.
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Data is changing our approach to prisons (and saving us money, too) - Sunlight Foundation (blog)

Data is changing our approach to prisons (and saving us money, too) - Sunlight Foundation (blog) | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
(Photo credit: my_southborough/Flickr) Earlier this year, former Attorney General Eric Holder addressed a crowd of conservatives and liberals that included both representatives from Koch Industries and the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Zaky Mallah: a cautionary tale of radicalisation and the need for belonging

Zaky Mallah: a cautionary tale of radicalisation and the need for belonging | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
It is important that we do not entirely dismiss Zaky Mallah's comments on Q&A. He sheds light on a seductive mechanism for young Muslims that is real.
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Vulnerable women shouldn’t have to get arrested to get support

Vulnerable women shouldn’t have to get arrested to get support | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Two in five women sent to prison in a single year will be unconvicted
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California's Jail-building Boom - The Marshall Project

California's Jail-building Boom - The Marshall Project | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
What comes after mass incarceration? Local incarceration.
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Cell phones in prisons? thank the guards : NPR - CriminalU.co Prison News

Cell phones in prisons? thank the guards : NPR - CriminalU.co Prison News | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
It's the dirty secret of the DOC only its not a secret. Few administrators have the will to change the culture of exploitation that exists among the guards.
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Former deputy police commissioner to lead inquiry into Melbourne prison riot

Former deputy police commissioner to lead inquiry into Melbourne prison riot | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Kieran Walshe, widely recognised for his work responding to the Black Saturday bushfires, will lead an independent investigation
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Bans on smoking and poor living conditions may spark riots, bosses warned

Bans on smoking and poor living conditions may spark riots, bosses warned | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Prison bosses in NSW have been given repeated warnings that smoking bans, crammed prison cells and terrible conditions may spark a riot similar to events in Victoria.
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Why banning smoking in prisons is a good idea

Why banning smoking in prisons is a good idea | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
It's fair to say Victoria's ban on smoking in prisons has had some teething issues, but there's strong evidence to suggest the move is doing the right thing by inmates, staff and the health system.
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Melbourne prison unrest under control as riot police stand down

Melbourne prison unrest under control as riot police stand down | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Several hurt and many prisoners transferred after hundreds of inmates at Ravenhall remand centre broke down doors and lit fires well into Tuesday night
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Melbourne prison riot over after police storm facility

Melbourne prison riot over after police storm facility | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Corrections Victoria regains control of the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Melbourne's west, after a riot believed to be about a smoking ban ends overnight.
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Retirement funds spent on ice rehab

Retirement funds spent on ice rehab | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Parents of ice addicts are spending their retirement funds, cashing in super and mortgaging homes to pay for their children's rehab.
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Juvenile prisoners in Michigan allege rape, abuse - The Detroit News

Juvenile prisoners in Michigan allege rape, abuse - The Detroit News | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Lawsuits question whether Michigan is better at imprisoning teens than protecting them from older inmates
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Vermont plans to shift prisoners to Michigan - The Detroit News

Vermont plans to shift prisoners to Michigan - The Detroit News | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Vermont’s plan to shift 319 prisoners to Michigan requires approval of Michigan Senate and Gov. Snyder’s signature
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