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Inmate shift called threat to county safety - U-T San Diego

Inmate shift called threat to county safety - U-T San Diego | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Inmate shift called threat to county safety U-T San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox issued a red flag warning on Wednesday, saying the transfer of state inmates to the county jail and probation system to reduce prison overpopulation threatens a...
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George Stinney innocent: Judge rules that 14-year-old black boy shouldn't have been executed in South Carolina in 1944

George Stinney innocent: Judge rules that 14-year-old black boy shouldn't have been executed in South Carolina in 1944 | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.
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Oklahoma Corrections Policies Changed To Release More Offenders - KGOU

Oklahoma Corrections Policies Changed To Release More Offenders - KGOU | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Pushing to reduce prison overcrowding, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections has quietly changed its policies to give early releases to greater numbers of
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State's prison factories rife with problems - Yakima Herald-Republic

State's prison factories rife with problems - Yakima Herald-Republic | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Yakima Herald-Republic State's prison factories rife with problems Yakima Herald-Republic SEATTLE — Three decades ago, as get-tough-on-crime laws channeled more offenders behind bars, the state Department of Corrections launched a campaign to...
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America's prison populatio

The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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Man Haron Monis's poison letters split the High Court and laid bare a flaw in the system

Man Haron Monis's poison letters split the High Court and laid bare a flaw in the system | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
This week’s hostage tragedy in Sydney’s Lindt Cafe will cast a long shadow. It will force us to rethink our readiness for emergencies and the adequacy of our criminal justice system. There has already…
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Prisoners in Philippines' Bilibid jail 'living like kings' with strip bars, drugs

Prisoners in Philippines' Bilibid jail 'living like kings' with strip bars, drugs | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A raid on the biggest jail in the Philippines uncovers drug lords living like kings in secret luxury cells.
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Faith, Inc. and Criminal Justice Reform - Truth-Out

Faith, Inc. and Criminal Justice Reform - Truth-Out | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Do faith-based programs work better than programs sponsored by the government or secular community-based organizations?
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Seismic Shifts: California Realignment and its Aftershocks

Seismic Shifts: California Realignment and its Aftershocks | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Jerry Powers, chief probation officer for Los Angeles County; Ryken Grattet, research fellow for the Public Policy Institute of California; Lenore Anderson, executive director of Californians for Safety and Justice; and Linda Penner, chairman of the California Board of State and Community Corrections discuss the lessons learned from California’s public safety realignment initiative and the road ahead for the state, in this panel moderated by Jenifer Warren of The Pew Charitable Trusts, during the Justice Reinvestment National Summit in San Diego, Nov. 17-19, 2014.
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Indigenous incarceration: Tony Abbott focuses on school attendance and jobs

Indigenous incarceration: Tony Abbott focuses on school attendance and jobs | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
PM reveals priorities as social justice commissioner calls for justice targets to help end overrepresentation of Indigenous people in prison
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Indigenous imprisonment rates still rising, figures show

Indigenous imprisonment rates still rising, figures show | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The number of Indigenous Australians in prison has grown by more than 80% in 10 years and the overall imprisonment rate is rising, figures show
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Maxing out: No room at the state prison, Butte jail - The Missoulian

Maxing out: No room at the state prison, Butte jail - The Missoulian | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
More violent crimes increasing number of criminals incarcerated
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We need to change the language we use to describe domestic violence

We need to change the language we use to describe domestic violence | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Anyone can be a victim of violence. And 'normal' people are the perpetrators of the vast majority of it.
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Radicalisation and the lone wolf: what we do and don’t know

Radicalisation and the lone wolf: what we do and don’t know | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The events of the Sydney siege this week evolved amid a torrent of speculation and theorising about the motivations and intent of the hostage-taker Man Haron Monis. Some media reporting during the Sydney…
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Broken prison labor program fails to keep promises, costs millions - The Seattle Times

Broken prison labor program fails to keep promises, costs millions - The Seattle Times | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
U.S. prison labor is a hidden billion-dollar economy spanning 542 prisons and 67,000 inmates. In Washington state, the labor program has cost taxpayers millions, harmed private businesses and charged exorbitant markups to state agencies.
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Corrections policies changed to release more offenders - Edmond Sun

Corrections policies changed to release more offenders - Edmond Sun | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Pushing to reduce prison overcrowding, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections has quietly changed its policies to give early releases to greater numbers of violent and sex offenders, according to agency documents obtained by Oklahoma Watch.
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Sydney siege shows the rise of a new form of extremism

Sydney siege shows the rise of a new form of extremism | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Man Haron Monis, the sole perpetrator of the Sydney hostage siege, is but one example of the recent development of a new form of Islamic extremist radicalisation. In recent years, Islamic extremism has…
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Why Jokowi ordered the execution of drug traffickers in Indonesia

Why Jokowi ordered the execution of drug traffickers in Indonesia | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Indonesian government plans to execute five convicts on death row before the year ends. Three have been convicted for drug-related crimes. According to The Guardian, the five condemned to death this…
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Lessons from the States: Reducing Recidivism and Curbing Corrections Costs Through Justice Reinvestment

Lessons from the States: Reducing Recidivism and Curbing Corrections Costs Through Justice Reinvestment | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
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ACT prison rates hit 10-year high, ABS figures show

ACT prison rates hit 10-year high, ABS figures show | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Canberrans are being jailed at the highest rate in a decade and the ACT has the worst proportion of repeat offenders in Australia, new prison data has revealed.
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Justice Reinvestment National Summit: Sustaining Success, Maintaining Momentum

Justice Reinvestment National Summit: Sustaining Success, Maintaining Momentum | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
On November 17-19, 2014, policy makers, experts, and other key decision makers from more than 30 states will meet to discuss the past, present, and future of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). Participants will reflect on state policy reforms, wrestle with obstacles to implementation and sustainability, and discuss how to create lasting change in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
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UN call to abolish mandatory sentencing rejected by WA and NT

UN call to abolish mandatory sentencing rejected by WA and NT | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Western Australia and the Northern Territory say they won’t change laws that have been criticised for putting too many Indigenous Australians behind bars
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Ribbon cut on prison center - The Robesonian

Ribbon cut on prison center - The Robesonian | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
LUMBERTON — A guard at the Lumberton Correctional Institution on Legend Road the past six years is looking forward to beginning her new ca...
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No room at Montana State prison; corrections system overwhelmed - Billings Gazette

No room at Montana State prison; corrections system overwhelmed - Billings Gazette | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
More violent crimes increasing number of criminals incarcerated
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