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Prison initiative strengthens ties between inmate fathers, children - Altoona Mirror

Prison initiative strengthens ties between inmate fathers, children - Altoona Mirror | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Altoona MirrorPrison initiative strengthens ties between inmate fathers, childrenAltoona MirrorJeremy, an inmate at Blair County Prison who did not want his last name used, visits with his daughter recently in a special visitation area at the jail.
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Surprising source offers signs the global ‘war on drugs’ may be ending

Surprising source offers signs the global ‘war on drugs’ may be ending | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The contentious debate over international drug policy was potentially transformed a few weeks ago, when the United States strongly reiterated a major shift in policy.
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Do the crime, do the time? Not if you're a banker in Australia

Do the crime, do the time? Not if you're a banker in Australia | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Recently, the head of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Greg Medcraft, called Australia a “paradise” for white-collar criminals. Soon after he recanted, claiming he didn’t want the…
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Complex trauma: how abuse and neglect can have life-long effects

Complex trauma: how abuse and neglect can have life-long effects | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Experiencing trauma has significant implications for mental health. We’ve known this for some time but particularly since the early 1970s after observing and studying the effects of war on American servicemen…
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Addressing male violence at night requires a cultural shift

Addressing male violence at night requires a cultural shift | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The recent killing of 21-year-old Melbourne University student Joshua Hardy is another tragic story of unprovoked, alcohol-fuelled male violence in our community. It is an issue that has animated significant…
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How Medicaid Expansion Covers Health Care For Inmates Over The Disabled - The Federalist

How Medicaid Expansion Covers Health Care For Inmates Over The Disabled - The Federalist | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Americans could be paying billions more in the years ahead to cover healthcare costs for prison inmates as a direct result of Medicaid expansion.
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Pumpkins grown by Utah prison inmates delivered to children

Pumpkins grown by Utah prison inmates delivered to children | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The great pumpkin patch at the Utah State Prison has once again produced a bumper crop of pumpkins — more than 2,000 — for children with significant multiple disabilities and at-risk and hospitalized children. On ...
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An US Warden Visited A Norwegian Prison -- And He Couldn't Believe What He Saw

An US Warden Visited A Norwegian Prison  --  And He Couldn't Believe What He Saw | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Retired superintendent James Conway is a 38-year veteran of the Attica Correctional Facility in New York. But he spent none of that time pitying his inmates.
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Cultural tensions 'near boiling point' in NSW prisons

Cultural tensions 'near boiling point' in NSW prisons | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A prisoners advocacy group criticises criminal charges laid against inmates accused of rioting in Goulburn's jail.
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Foreign fighters need more than punishment – they also need rehab

Foreign fighters need more than punishment – they also need rehab | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
New powers targeting foreign fighters and political “hate crimes” are set to be amended, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed in the hope of pushing the legislation through parliament next week. But…
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The truth about evil | John Gray

The truth about evil | John Gray | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The long read: Our leaders talk a great deal about vanquishing the forces of evil. But, John Gray argues, their rhetoric reveals a failure to accept that cruelty and conflict are basic human traits
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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for culpable homicide

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for culpable homicide | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Oscar Pistorius has finally been sentenced, to what his judge described as “a sentence that is fair and just, both to society and to the accused”. For the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, he was sentenced…
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Psychosis fears after 'ice' use rises among injecting drug users

Psychosis fears after 'ice' use rises among injecting drug users | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Hospitals and drug clinics are bracing themselves for more patients presenting with psychosis and cardiovascular problems after a significant increase in use of the drug "ice".
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Justice reinvestment saves huge costs of law-and-order auctions

Justice reinvestment saves huge costs of law-and-order auctions | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A number of reports, most recently Victorian and NSW crime statistics, show crime rates are falling. But as election time looms in these states, their governments' focus on tough law-and-order policies…
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Malaysia reaches a critical crossroad over state Islamisation

Malaysia reaches a critical crossroad over state Islamisation | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Fuelled by the rise of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, debate about Islam and violence has flared again in Australia. In a predictable cycle of provocation and reaction, governments launch a wide-ranging…
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Policing having little impact on Ireland's drug market

Policing having little impact on Ireland's drug market | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Drug availability is 'largely unaffected' by Garda and Customs’ operations and drug markets are more 'integrated' than ever in communities, according to a landmark piece of research.
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My ice-addicted grandson would be better off in jail, Tasmanian woman says

My ice-addicted grandson would be better off in jail, Tasmanian woman says | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
ONE Tasmanian grandmother knows only too well how frighteningly real is the threat of ice to the state’s social fabric.
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Pipeline to Prison: How the juvenile justice system fails special education students - The Hechinger Report

Pipeline to Prison: How the juvenile justice system fails special education students - The Hechinger Report | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Caledonia Miss. — Toney Jennings was illiterate when he was arrested at age 16. In the six months he spent at the Lowndes County Jail in Eastern Mississippi, he says he played basketball, watched TV and “basically just stayed to myself.” A special education student, Jennings qualified for extra help in school. Those services should …
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Lack of community supervision leads to high recidivism - Montgomery Advertiser

Lack of community supervision leads to high recidivism - Montgomery Advertiser | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
About 40 percent of those entering state prisons in 2013 were probation/parole violators.
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Man convicted for webcam sex with virtual 'underage girl'

Man convicted for webcam sex with virtual 'underage girl' | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A 10-year-old girl from the Philippines, nicknamed Sweetie, has helped authorities convict one Australian on child pornography charges. But Sweetie isn't real — she's a virtual digital avatar created to lure predators as part of a global sting operation.
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My brother wanted to be a jihadi – and society is creating many more like him

My brother wanted to be a jihadi – and society is creating many more like him | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Robb Leech: Extremism of any kind is a symptom of an unhealthy society and, in order to eradicate it, we should look to treat its cause
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It's time to rethink sex offender registers

It's time to rethink sex offender registers | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Sex offender register laws have little or no impact on offending rates and can be palpably unjust, so Australian policymakers should follow the lead of the US in rethinking the need for them.
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Law library closure 'would affect access to justice'

Law library closure 'would affect access to justice' | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Law Society says the closure of the state's Law Library service would affect access to justice for many people in the state.
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Death in custody of Ms Dhu: calls for fresh Indigenous royal commission

Death in custody of Ms Dhu: calls for fresh Indigenous royal commission | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Nationwide protests planned on Thursday after young Yamatji woman dies while in a WA watchhouse for unpaid parking fines
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Ministers urged to investigate rate of prison suicides

Ministers urged to investigate rate of prison suicides | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan says prisons have become dens of violence and number of deaths is a national disgrace
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Grayling gives green light for staff to use force against inmates in new jail

Grayling gives green light for staff to use force against inmates in new jail | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Justice secretary defies appeal court ruling and permits staff in ‘secure college’ to forcibly restrain teenage inmates
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