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Ohio prison officials promise a better 2013 - CorrectionsOne

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Ohio prison officials promise a better 2013 CorrectionsOne LaECI is making strides in its education programs for inmates, has exceeded the goal it set for prisons that receive high school equivalency diplomas and strives to be active in the...
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ROSEMARIE MILSOM: Setting light to the fuse

ROSEMARIE MILSOM: Setting light to the fuse | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
ON May 10, Sun-Herald journalist Kirsty Needham reported that the state government had been warned that cost-cutting in overcrowded prisons was risking riots, and a smoking ban to be enforced from August ‘‘could be the final straw’’.
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How mandatory treatment for public drunkenness is failing Aboriginal people

How mandatory treatment for public drunkenness is failing Aboriginal people | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
In the Northern Territory, public drunkenness can force someone into an alcohol treatment centre for three months. The policy has no basis in evidence and discriminates against Aboriginal people.
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Justice Breyer puts a new spin to the decades-old death penalty debate | Prison Policy Initiative

Justice Breyer puts a new spin to the decades-old death penalty debate | Prison Policy Initiative | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
83% of the U.S. population lives in places where the death penalty is unusual either by law or by practice.
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NT mandatory alcohol rehabilitation has 'little evidence' to justify it, say health experts

NT mandatory alcohol rehabilitation has 'little evidence' to justify it, say health experts | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Medical Journal of Australia article says it is ‘disquieting’ that $27m annually is spent on a ‘potentially discriminatory program lacking in evidence’
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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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High-risk offenders out on extended supervision orders are monitored by Corrective Services, police and psychologists

High-risk offenders out on extended supervision orders are monitored by Corrective Services, police and psychologists | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
High-risk offenders who have been released back into the community are being monitored constantly by various agencies.
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Heroin heroine: Saving lives in Sydney's public housing

Heroin heroine: Saving lives in Sydney's public housing | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Sara Adey lives in housing commission and has saved the lives of seven heroin users thanks to a Narcan kit she has been trained to use.
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Call to make ecstasy legal and sell it at pharmacies

Call to make ecstasy legal and sell it at pharmacies | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Most of bad consequences from use are due to impurities in illicitly manufactured drug and it being illegal, expert says.
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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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