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Criminal crush: Increasing number of inmates puts county jail in a bind - Montana Standard

Criminal crush: Increasing number of inmates puts county jail in a bind - Montana Standard | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Criminal crush: Increasing number of inmates puts county jail in a bind Montana Standard When the $10 million jail opened in 1987, it replaced one at the Yellowstone County Courthouse — which could house 62 inmates — and was intended to meet the...
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Bonds of trust are terrorists' target in the age of 'leaderless jihad'

Bonds of trust are terrorists' target in the age of 'leaderless jihad' | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Charlie Hebdo massacre and the subsequent attack on the Hyper Cache kosher market in France are merely the latest and most bloody jihadist atrocities to have traumatised the West. From Ottawa to Sydney…
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How a former governor and a jail are changing the way addiction is treated

How a former governor and a jail are changing the way addiction is treated | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Programs this extensive this are nearly unheard of in the New Jersey correctional system and hard to come by outside of it, which surprises some considering the extent of the state's heroin and opioid abuse problem. Both the criminal justice and drug treatment systems are often criticized for their high recidivism rates. Despite existing within both sectors, Hudson County's approach is gaining attention for just the opposite – it's working.
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State prison populations at lowest point in a decade; Maine's rate lowest in U.S. - Press Herald

State prison populations at lowest point in a decade; Maine's rate lowest in U.S. - Press Herald | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, just 980 adults per 100,000 in Maine were under some form of supervision at the end of 2013.
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Pop-up prison blocks bad news for Grafton jail

Pop-up prison blocks bad news for Grafton jail | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A PLAN to use demountable cell blocks as a solution to the state’s overcrowded jail system rather than reopen a workable facility like the Grafton Jail.
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Fury at prison officials

Fury at prison officials | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The owners of an old Land Rover which they believe was stolen and then dumped on their property by an escapee say they hold prison officials responsible for the crime.
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Cheap jail plan puts law-abiding at risk

AMONG the NSW government’s mostly sound ­record are some remarkable blunders. Two of them were the responsibility of the former ­Attorney-General Greg Smith, whose push to weaken the state’s bail regulations has led to a number of serious ­alleged criminals being allowed their freedom prior to trial.
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WA corrections minister dismisses jail overcrowding claims, while beds lie empty

WA corrections minister dismisses jail overcrowding claims, while beds lie empty | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Joe Francis rebuffs prison inspector’s suggestion an underused selective men’s prison be used to alleviate overcrowding in women’s jails
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Alabama's second-chance factory prepares parolees for life outside prison walls - AL.com

Alabama's second-chance factory prepares parolees for life outside prison walls - AL.com | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Some officials maintain that the expanding or replicating the L.I.F.E Tech program could be one of the keys to reducing overcrowding in a prison system where occupancy is close to twice the designed capacity.
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UK writers cheer as 'despicable' ban on sending books to prisons is lifted

UK writers cheer as 'despicable' ban on sending books to prisons is lifted | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
J.K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, Julian Barnes, and others expressed delight when a high court in the United Kingdom struck down a ban on sending books to prisoners.
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State executioners: untrained, incompetent, and "complete idiots"

State executioners: untrained, incompetent, and "complete idiots" | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
All the problems with lethal injection drugs lately have overshadowed a bigger problem: the people who administer them.
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Criminal Minds Are Different From Yours, Brain Scans Reveal

Criminal Minds Are Different From Yours, Brain Scans Reveal | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Studying criminals' brains presents ethical quandaries, as well as opportunities
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Lockout laws: early Baird review dismays one-punch victim's family

Lockout laws: early Baird review dismays one-punch victim's family | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Baird government will rethink lockout laws that have helped drive down brutal assaults at Sydney nightspots, prompting suggestions it has buckled to pressure from the powerful alcohol lobby.
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Jail becomes a new battleground as March poll looms

Jail becomes a new battleground as March poll looms | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
COUNTRY Labor candidate for Clarence Trent Gilbert has called on local Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis to make Grafton Jail fully functional once again.
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Pennsylvania Overhauls Health Care For Mentally Ill Inmates

Pennsylvania Overhauls Health Care For Mentally Ill Inmates | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections will phase out solitary confinement for mentally ill inmates by mid-2016.
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Let’s reopen Kirkconnell

Let’s reopen Kirkconnell | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole says reopening Kirkconnell Correctional Centre would help the state deal with its overcrowded prison problem.
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Review follows jail escapes

Review follows jail escapes | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The NSW Corrective Services Department has ordered a review at Oberon Correctional Centre after three inmates escaped in a matter of days in December.
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Call to fill under-utilised jail

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WA government told to fill “severely under-utilised” young men’s jail within six months.
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NSW Government considers new jails to tackle rising prisoner numbers

NSW Government considers new jails to tackle rising prisoner numbers | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
NSW Premier Mike Baird suggests new prisons could be built to house the state's rising inmate population.
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Roanoke house being converted into facility for ex-female inmates - Greenfield Daily Reporter

Roanoke house being converted into facility for ex-female inmates - Greenfield Daily Reporter | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
ROANOKE, Virginia - The hard part is over for Dorothy Owsley.
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Woodport punch attack accused was on correction order - victim stable

Woodport punch attack accused was on correction order - victim stable | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
THE man accused of a coward punch attack outside a Central Coast nightclub last month was on an intensive correction order at the time, court documents revealed.
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Prison Songs: 'Welcome to the Berrimah Hilton – prepare to be amazed'

Prison Songs: 'Welcome to the Berrimah Hilton – prepare to be amazed' | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
An SBS documentary has taken cameras and music into the Northern Territory’s largest prison, gaining unprecedented access to showcase the lives of its inmates
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Face to face with victims: Boulder County to expand restorative justice

Face to face with victims: Boulder County to expand restorative justice | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Boulder County is one of four districts in Colorado participating in a state pilot program to help youths stay out of the court system.
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Roanoke transitional home for women on track to open early next year - Roanoke Times

Roanoke transitional home for women on track to open early next year - Roanoke Times | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Dorothy Owsley plans to open her transitional home in southwest Roanoke on Feb. 2, 2015.
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