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The case for closing down women's prisons

The case for closing down women's prisons | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
It sounds like a radical idea. Stop incarcerating women, and close down women’s prisons. But in the UK, there is a growing movement, sponsored by a peer in the House of Lords, to do just that. The argument…
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Two Charts Explain the Real Reason More States Are Legalizing Marijuana

Two Charts Explain the Real Reason More States Are Legalizing Marijuana | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Toke up. Save the world.
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Caring for ex-prisoners under the NDIS would save money and lives

Caring for ex-prisoners under the NDIS would save money and lives | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) promises to deliver better support to the one in five Australians living with a disability. But what about those inside prison or who have just left prison…
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For Many With Disabilities, Special Education Leads To Jail - Disability Scoop

For Many With Disabilities, Special Education Leads To Jail - Disability Scoop | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Far too often, students with disabilities end up on a path to prison when their behavioral and emotional issues are not well addressed at school, experts say.
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The Guardian view on drugs policy: time for the politicians to study the evidence

The Guardian view on drugs policy: time for the politicians to study the evidence | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Editorial: The Home Office’s new study shows being tough on drugs has no effect on drug use, only on its costs
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Why was nobody watching?

Why was nobody watching? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Minor offender Mark Payne was on 24 hour suicide watch in a maximum security South Australian prison cell but he died without anyone noticing because Yatala prison had a fatally inadequate electronic monitoring system. Sarah Dingle investigates.
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Like men possessed: what are illicit drug laws really for?

Like men possessed: what are illicit drug laws really for? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
According to the UK government’s “first evidence-based study”, released at the end of last week, tough laws for personal possession of illicit drugs fail to lower levels of their use. This is not news…
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Malaysia reaches a critical crossroad over state Islamisation

Malaysia reaches a critical crossroad over state Islamisation | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Fuelled by the rise of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, debate about Islam and violence has flared again in Australia. In a predictable cycle of provocation and reaction, governments launch a wide-ranging…
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Policing having little impact on Ireland's drug market

Policing having little impact on Ireland's drug market | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Drug availability is 'largely unaffected' by Garda and Customs’ operations and drug markets are more 'integrated' than ever in communities, according to a landmark piece of research.
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My ice-addicted grandson would be better off in jail, Tasmanian woman says

My ice-addicted grandson would be better off in jail, Tasmanian woman says | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
ONE Tasmanian grandmother knows only too well how frighteningly real is the threat of ice to the state’s social fabric.
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Pipeline to Prison: How the juvenile justice system fails special education students - The Hechinger Report

Pipeline to Prison: How the juvenile justice system fails special education students - The Hechinger Report | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Caledonia Miss. — Toney Jennings was illiterate when he was arrested at age 16. In the six months he spent at the Lowndes County Jail in Eastern Mississippi, he says he played basketball, watched TV and “basically just stayed to myself.” A special education student, Jennings qualified for extra help in school. Those services should …
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Lack of community supervision leads to high recidivism - Montgomery Advertiser

Lack of community supervision leads to high recidivism - Montgomery Advertiser | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
About 40 percent of those entering state prisons in 2013 were probation/parole violators.
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How the Islamic State evolved in an American prison

How the Islamic State evolved in an American prison | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Camp Bucca in southern Iraq is the place where imprisoned Baathists and jihadists found each other - and "students" imprisoned by an anti-insurgent dragnet.
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Breaking the silence about white Australian men's abuse of children

Breaking the silence about white Australian men's abuse of children | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
I have seen firsthand how child sexual abuse is rife in every part of the Australian community – but only sometimes is that abuse reported in full colour. It probably won’t surprise you if I say that I’ve…
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Texas Criminal Justice Advocates Focused on Continuing Reform Efforts - Breitbart News

Texas Criminal Justice Advocates Focused on Continuing Reform Efforts - Breitbart News | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas has made great progress in the area of criminal justice reform, but there is still a long way to go.
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Hispanic juvenile offenders might beat the odds when it comes to suicide

Hispanic juvenile offenders might beat the odds when it comes to suicide | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and young women are more likely ...
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Sex offender Neville Fridey's 'crushing' jail term cut by five years

Sex offender Neville Fridey's 'crushing' jail term cut by five years | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A child-sex offender who has preyed on seven children since 1986 has had his jail term cut by five years. 
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Teen's Disappearance Helps Reveal Ala Sex Ring

Teen's Disappearance Helps Reveal Ala Sex Ring | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
By most accounts, 19-year-old Brittney Wood was with uncle Donnie Holland the night of May 30, 2012, the last time anyone saw her. Holland — who was under investigation for horrific sex crimes at the time — died from a bullet within days in what was ruled a suicide. The investigation that...
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Child Sex Abuse is Happening Now: Expose It (Op-Ed)

Child Sex Abuse is Happening Now: Expose It (Op-Ed) | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
We must confront and take collective responsibility for child protection by acknowledging that it happens every day and that we have to talk about it.
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Surprising source offers signs the global ‘war on drugs’ may be ending

Surprising source offers signs the global ‘war on drugs’ may be ending | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The contentious debate over international drug policy was potentially transformed a few weeks ago, when the United States strongly reiterated a major shift in policy.
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Do the crime, do the time? Not if you're a banker in Australia

Do the crime, do the time? Not if you're a banker in Australia | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Recently, the head of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Greg Medcraft, called Australia a “paradise” for white-collar criminals. Soon after he recanted, claiming he didn’t want the…
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Complex trauma: how abuse and neglect can have life-long effects

Complex trauma: how abuse and neglect can have life-long effects | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Experiencing trauma has significant implications for mental health. We’ve known this for some time but particularly since the early 1970s after observing and studying the effects of war on American servicemen…
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Addressing male violence at night requires a cultural shift

Addressing male violence at night requires a cultural shift | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The recent killing of 21-year-old Melbourne University student Joshua Hardy is another tragic story of unprovoked, alcohol-fuelled male violence in our community. It is an issue that has animated significant…
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How Medicaid Expansion Covers Health Care For Inmates Over The Disabled - The Federalist

How Medicaid Expansion Covers Health Care For Inmates Over The Disabled - The Federalist | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Americans could be paying billions more in the years ahead to cover healthcare costs for prison inmates as a direct result of Medicaid expansion.
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