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Mental health fix affordable - Toronto Star

Mental health fix affordable
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For a start, a review of the records of every prisoner —especially prisoners of the New Brunswick Youth Center. Then maybe we should demand that prison ...
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Elite squad proves it is up to the job at the John Morony

Elite squad proves it is up to the job at the John Morony | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
There are now 70 correctional officers who can deal with it trouble caused by prisoners.
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Are Aboriginal inmates the next Muslim extremists?

Are Aboriginal inmates the next Muslim extremists? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The prison system has enlisted the help of ASIO to crack down on radicalisation behind bars amid revelations that Aboriginals are converting to Islam and risk becoming extremists.
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On Corrections Reform, Vermont Interfaith Action Won't Take "No" for an Answer - Insurance News Net

On Corrections Reform, Vermont Interfaith Action Won't Take "No" for an Answer - Insurance News Net | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
On Corrections Reform, Vermont Interfaith Action Won't Take "No" for an Answer Insurance News Net She said she chose to "max out" - serve her maximum sentence - because if she'd been let out on probation, she would have had to return to the White...
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Prison roof in Texas collapses, 19 inmates injured

Prison roof in Texas collapses, 19 inmates injured | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
DIBOLL, Texas (AP) — Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals.
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Prison psychologist struck off for sexual relationship with murderer

Prison psychologist struck off for sexual relationship with murderer | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A young female psychologist has been struck off for having a sexual relationship with a convicted murderer she was treating in jail and falsifying official records to cover it up.
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I Was 16 And In Solitary Before I Even Went To Trial

I Was 16 And In Solitary Before I Even Went To Trial | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
February is cold in Northern Virginia. It’s even colder when you’re in a cell alone, without a mattress, a blanket, a pillow, or a sheet.
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Indigenous children suffer more abuse

Indigenous children suffer more abuse | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Indigenous children are eight times as likely to suffer abuse or neglect than non-indigenous children, according to figures to be released on Wednesday.
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Brains, genes and chemical imbalances – how explanations of mental illness affect stigma

Brains, genes and chemical imbalances – how explanations of mental illness affect stigma | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Depression, schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions are increasingly linked to abnormalities in the brain and in our genes. Many professionals believe these developments hold the key to better treatments…
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Prison Is a Great Place to Get Reading Done

Prison Is a Great Place to Get Reading Done | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
“Days in prison have a sameness to them, and my most meaningful and frequent conversations were with authors.”
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Jails inspector: Let prisoners go online

Jails inspector: Let prisoners go online | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Chief inspector of prisons Nick Hardwick said prisoners should be allowed access to computers and the internet despite the security risks because they are living in a technological ‘dark age’.
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Prison Knitting Class Not Necessarily About Knitting - CBS Baltimore

Prison Knitting Class Not Necessarily About Knitting - CBS Baltimore | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
In a library room with bare shelves, Lynn Zwerling dumped balls of yarn, needles and scissors onto two folding tables and sat down to knit with her class. A new student entered the room: peach fuzz on his chin, temple fade haircut, wearing a gray Department of Corrections sweater.
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The banality of evil: violence against women

The banality of evil: violence against women | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
“How do you describe it? What alphabet do you employ? What words? What language? What silence, what scream?” The late Jacob Rosenberg, author and poet, poses these questions in explaining the evil of the…
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How the Drug Trade Criminalizes Women Disproportionately

How the Drug Trade Criminalizes Women Disproportionately | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
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With child abuse, we need to talk about original sin

With child abuse, we need to talk about original sin | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The statistics attached to the Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse have confirmed what many people suspected – that while child abuse has been widespread…
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To prevent reoffending, how about giving former prisoners support?

To prevent reoffending, how about giving former prisoners support? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Julie Edwards: To understand how to reduce recidivism, we must understand the complex disadvantage of people in the prison system – and how they struggle to rebuild a life once outside
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Tabloid-driven sentencing policies waste public money and lives

Tabloid-driven sentencing policies waste public money and lives | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
There are fault lines in all forms of government. Democracies are as vulnerable as any other to one of them: the charm of the easy and emotionally attractive answer to multi-faceted problems. This is not…
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Perth magistrate Catherine Crawford wants Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder classed as disability

Perth magistrate Catherine Crawford wants Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder classed as disability | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
CHILDREN’S Court magistrate Catherine Crawford has said that “explicit” consideration needs to be given for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder to be a “mitigating factor” in sentencing.
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Study shows children living in violent, dysfuntional home environments develop changes in DNA that are linked to disease

Study shows children living in violent, dysfuntional home environments develop changes in DNA that are linked to disease | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Study shows children living in violent, dysfuntional home environments develop changes in DNA that are linked to disease
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Repeat offenders pose difficulties for Lucas County justice system - Toledo Blade

Repeat offenders pose difficulties for Lucas County justice system - Toledo Blade | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
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Repeat offenders pose difficulties for Lucas County justice system
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Arrested repeatedly through the years as a drug-addicted homeless person, he has been to jail more times than any other offender in the county.
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Finding that first job is hard, and cultural hurdles make it extra hard

Finding that first job is hard, and cultural hurdles make it extra hard | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A few years ago in a quiet corner of Sydney’s Redfern Community Centre, I interviewed a young Aboriginal man, Scott, about his life for a research project. Like many of his contemporaries he grew up in…
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Culinary class in St. Louis gives female ex-offenders a second chance : News

Culinary class in St. Louis gives female ex-offenders a second chance : News | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
After five times in prison, Jami Hobbs says she's found the right path out of a troubled past.
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Sexual violence against older women is ignored or unreported, says study

Sexual violence against older women is ignored or unreported, says study | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Researchers cite an 'enormous silence' around the topic and a belief older women are asexual and unlikely to be assaulted
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Bonding behind bars

Bonding behind bars | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Alouette Correctional Centre for Women (ACCW) in Maple Ridge B.C. hosted an unconventional baby shower last week, collecting donations towards the reopening of their Mother and Child Unit.

You might remember the program; it was cancelled by the B.C. government in 2008, a decision that was overturned as unconstitutional by the B.C. Supreme Court. The court, which said that incarcerated women have a constitutional right to be with their babies during the critical bonding period, ordered that the program be re-opened within six months.

The program's return is an important step toward more equitable practices for mothers behind bars. According to the Office of the Correctional Investigator, federally sentenced women in Canada are a population with significant health and social concerns. Most are survivors of physical and sexual abuse; about 80 per cent suffer lifelong drug dependency issues and 60 per cent lack a high school education.

Women in prison have unique needs associated with economic inequality, domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, primary child-care responsibilities, health and socio-economic disparities. Recognizing this, in 2010 the United Nations adopted the Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders — also known as the Bangkok Rules.
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NSW jails left overcrowded after state government spent $10 million shutting jails and sacking staff

NSW jails left overcrowded after state government spent $10 million shutting jails and sacking staff | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
THE state government has spent $10 million shutting jails and sacking staff — in a move that has left jails overcrowded.
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Cops, prosecutors balk at new law - The Commercial Dispatch

Cops, prosecutors balk at new law - The Commercial Dispatch | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
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Cops, prosecutors balk at new law
The Commercial Dispatch
Local law enforcement officials are questioning the wisdom of a new law that changes several felonies to misdemeanors and reduces jail time for convicted offenders.
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