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Caddo jail population drops - Shreveport Times

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Caddo jail population drops
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CCC houses about 20 percent of the Department of Correction's prisoners, and the state pays a per diem of about $24 a day to hold them.
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​Big increase in deaths from narcotic painkiller overdoses

​Big increase in deaths from narcotic painkiller overdoses | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Accidental overdose rate quadrupled in the last decade; what can doctors do to turn it around?
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To prevent murder-suicide we need to better understand offenders

To prevent murder-suicide we need to better understand offenders | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Last week’s tragic deaths of the Hunt family, in what police are treating as a multiple homicide-suicide incident, have left a close-knit community in shock. It is always hard to understand why such events…
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Vic prison to get bonus if recidivism cut

Vic prison to get bonus if recidivism cut | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
IN what the Victorian government has described as an Australian first, it will pay financial incentives to a private prison operator if it can reduce the rate of reoffending.
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Black Hole: Solitary Confinement

Black Hole: Solitary Confinement | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Learn about the history of this practice, as well as its cost and the affect it has on the prisoners.
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Revealed: Lithuanian mobsters behind human trafficking gangs organising slaves to shoplift from Scottish stores

Revealed: Lithuanian mobsters behind human trafficking gangs organising slaves to shoplift from Scottish stores | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
MANY of those being forced by crooks to shoplift from Scottish high streets are young females from eastern Europe.
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‘United States creating prison planet’

‘United States creating prison planet’ | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
An interview with Randy Short, a human rights activist, Washington
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Prisoners get better libraries than public, says Tory - Telegraph

Prisoners get better libraries than public, says Tory - Telegraph | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Tory MP says there are more books-per-head in prisons than public libraries
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Death prompts call to end jail terms over minor offences

Death prompts call to end jail terms over minor offences | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The death in custody of an Aboriginal man jailed for driving offences sparks calls for urgent law reform.
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Don't panic, we need a clear head to respond to crystal meth

Don't panic, we need a clear head to respond to crystal meth | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Looking at recent news headlines, you’d be forgiven for thinking Australia was being overrun with methamphetamine, with reports of skyrocketing use. The focus is largely on crystal meth, also known as…
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Ice in Sydney; a casual users' story

Ice in Sydney; a casual users' story | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The descent into ice addiction is a highway to hell for addicts and their loved ones.
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Patients risk prosecution as medicinal cannabis faces long road to legalisation

Patients risk prosecution as medicinal cannabis faces long road to legalisation | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
After a week of political announcements, Victorians who believe in the healing powers of marijuana feel no closer to sourcing the drug legally and say they will continue to risk prosecution for buying questionable products on the black market.
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Female judge links low rape conviction rates and women's drinking habits

Female judge links low rape conviction rates and women's drinking habits | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
As long as women follow the rules -stay at home, don’t drink, don’t wear “slutty” clothes- then we will have earned sympathy in the event we are sexual assaulted.
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Queensland prisoners take-up online study

Queensland prisoners take-up online study | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Queensland's Government has been unashamedly
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Prison inmates to be trained as librarians - Independent.ie

Prison inmates to be trained as librarians - Independent.ie | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
TRUSTED long term prisoners are to be trained as librarians in the nation’s jails to improve the service to inmates.
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Rape culture: why our community attitudes to sexual violence matter

Rape culture: why our community attitudes to sexual violence matter | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Results from the National Community Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women (NCAS) 2013 Survey have been released today by VicHealth, and there is reason to be concerned about Australians' attitudes to…
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Australians still trivialise and excuse violence against women

Australians still trivialise and excuse violence against women | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The latest National Community Attitudes Survey on Violence against Women (NCAS), released today, shows that most measures of community understanding and attitudes on violence against women have not improved…
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Texas drug use: Explosive wax pot raises concerns

Texas drug use: Explosive wax pot raises concerns | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
An often oily, highly potent form of marijuana known as ear wax, shatter and 710 has seeped across the nation and now is turning up on Texas streets, bringing with it concerns from authorities.
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Torture: The Use of Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons | Center for Constitutional Rights

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You should know her name: Miss Dhu was Aboriginal, 22, and died four days after being in custody

You should know her name: Miss Dhu was Aboriginal, 22, and died four days after being in custody | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Her crime? Ostensibly, the failure to pay a $1000 fine.
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Library time and book access limited for federal prisoners, advocates say

Library time and book access limited for federal prisoners, advocates say | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A number of advocates say they fear federal inmates are losing access to books and libraries, making it harder to improve their literacy skills and prepare them for reintegration into Canadian society after they're released.
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The freedom found in restorative justice: The John Lash story

The freedom found in restorative justice: The John Lash story | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
By A. Hensley
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Ice report's 54-point plan to fight to drug scourge

Ice report's 54-point plan to fight to drug scourge | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A government panel has made mroe than 50 recommendations to help tackle Victoria's methamphetamine epidemic, including expansion of the drug court, and a police operation to stem supply of the drug from south-east Asia.
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Crime stats provide reality check in Queensland's bikie crackdown

Crime stats provide reality check in Queensland's bikie crackdown | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Queensland’s bikie crackdown and its associated legislative measures have polarised public opinion on the necessity and success of this approach. So with a High Court challenge to the new laws due to be…
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Rotherham child abuse scandal: a nation in disgrace

Rotherham child abuse scandal: a nation in disgrace | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
When the full extent of child abuse in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham was revealed this week, a sigh of recognition was quickly followed by a sharp gasp of horror.
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Qld prisoners get access to new tertiary program to try and stop reoffending

Qld prisoners get  access to new tertiary program to try and stop reoffending | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Experts say a Queensland program improving prisoner education could reduce reoffending and offer inmates the chance of a crime-free future.
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