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Former prisoners need doors to open - Monroe News Star

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Pearl Wise works as a supervisor with the Louisiana Department of Corrections' Monroe division of Probation and Parole. She said Okora is ...
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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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Corrections Department NZ - Prisoners prescribed books to improve their wellbeing

Corrections Department NZ - Prisoners prescribed books to improve their wellbeing | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
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How Kosovo Is Becoming a Leader in Juvenile Justice Reform

How Kosovo Is Becoming a Leader in Juvenile Justice Reform | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Learn about the strides Kosovo is making to improve their juvenile justice system and how more work is needed to ensure public defenders are trained to keep up with the changes.
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New York man David McCallum cleared of kidnap and murder after 29 years in prison

New York man David McCallum cleared of kidnap and murder after 29 years in prison | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
New Yorker who spent 29 years in prison for kidnap and murder has walked free after a judge overturned his conviction, saying it was based on a false confession.
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Abuse Casts a Long Shadow by Changing Children’s Genes — NOVA Next | PBS

Abuse Casts a Long Shadow by Changing Children’s Genes — NOVA Next | PBS | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Epigenetic changes from abuse put victims at risk not just for chronic psychological problems, but chronic physical ones, too.
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Ice use not an 'epidemic' but greater purity of drug more harmful to addicts, say experts

Ice use not an 'epidemic' but greater purity of drug more harmful to addicts, say experts | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Victoria is not in the grips of an ice "epidemic", but there has been a dramatic increase in the purity of the drug available to users that puts them at greater risk of harm, new research shows.
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Synthetic designer drugs made in Russia giving legal highs are killers

Synthetic designer drugs made in Russia giving legal highs are killers | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
SYNTHETIC designer drugs that give a legal high are being made in Russia and are available online.
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How Private Companies Are Profiting From Homelessness in New York City | VICE News

How Private Companies Are Profiting From Homelessness in New York City | VICE News | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
NYC pays millions of dollars a year for homeless shelters that residents say are inadequate and hostile, and where they risk sudden eviction.
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Cannabis as addictive as heroin, major new study finds - Telegraph

Cannabis as addictive as heroin, major new study finds - Telegraph | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Research conducted over 20 years links long-term cannabis use with mental illness, lower academic attainment and lower birth-weight of children
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More Older Adults Are Struggling With Substance Abuse

More Older Adults Are Struggling With Substance Abuse | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The physical, emotional and financial changes that come with aging can lead to alcohol and, increasingly, drug addictions.
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The big business of selling apps to prison inmates - CNBC

The big business of selling apps to prison inmates - CNBC | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The U.S. has 25 percent of the world's prisoners, and some see mass incarceration is a big business opportunity.
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Projected prison population grows slightly - Bend Bulletin

Projected prison population grows slightly - Bend Bulletin | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Projections for Oregon’s prison population ticked up a bit in the Department of Corrections’ latest forecast, but overall numbers are still expected to fall for several years in the wake of sentencing reforms that went into effect in...
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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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Third wave of global 'jihad' challenges community as a whole

Third wave of global 'jihad' challenges community as a whole | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The dreadful events in Iraq and Syria and counter-terrorism raids in Australia have alarmed Australians, including the 500,000-strong Muslim community. These incidents represent a new episode of the “third…
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The US justice divide: why crime and punishment in Wall Street and Ferguson are so different

The US justice divide: why crime and punishment in Wall Street and Ferguson are so different | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Matt Taibbi was the scourge of Wall Street who called Goldman Sachs a ‘vampire squid’. Here, he argues that the failure to jail crooked bankers has its flipside – a war on the poor
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Anxiety May Be Passed Down to Later Generations — NOVA Next | PBS

Anxiety May Be Passed Down to Later Generations — NOVA Next | PBS | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A child can be born with her mother’s eyes, her grandfather’s chin, her aunt’s nose, but what about her father’s work-induced propensity for stress?
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Careful who you chat with: it could turn you into a criminal

Careful who you chat with: it could turn you into a criminal | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Next time you strike up a conversation at your local coffee shop, have a chat in the pub after work, or have a natter with fellow dog lovers as you follow your pooch around the park, you may want to get…
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Children As Young As 11 Months Old Are Being Jailed In Texas

Children As Young As 11 Months Old Are Being Jailed In Texas | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Most asylum seekers are law-abiding but are detained in spite of international law.
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Library Associations Call for Better Services for Prisoners – Slaw

Library Associations Call for Better Services for Prisoners – Slaw | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Canadian Library Association (CLA) and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD) recently wrote a joint letter to top federal government officials to uphold the fundamental right of people who are incarcerated to read, learn, and acce
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How The Law Turns Battered Women Into Criminals

How The Law Turns Battered Women Into Criminals | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The first thing Latricia Chance saw when she walked up to the apartment that October morning was a toddler, alone and shoeless, eating cereal on the doorstep. It was her friend Arlena Lindley’s 3-year-old son, Titches. Chance said hello. Titche...
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Sexual Abuse in Juvenile Detention Centers: a Growing Problem that is Being Ignored

Sexual Abuse in Juvenile Detention Centers: a Growing Problem that is Being Ignored | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Officials have gone so far as saying a 14 year-old girl 'consented' to being raped by a 40 year-old guard.
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King's College London - 20 years of cannabis research: what have we learned?

King's College London - 20 years of cannabis research: what have we learned? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Over the past 20 years, the use of cannabis has become almost as common as tobacco among adolescents & young adults. A new review by Prof Wayne Hall at King's College London summarises the evidence on cannabis gathered between 1993 and 2013.
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Murderers convicted as juveniles contest life behind bars - Bend Bulletin

Murderers convicted as juveniles contest life behind bars - Bend Bulletin | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Two recent juvenile aggravated murder cases with local ties illustrate how Oregon guidelines on sentencing youths convicted of violent crimes can be challenging and complex .
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