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Syringe Services Programs Face an Uncertain Future in the Trump Era

Syringe Services Programs Face an Uncertain Future in the Trump Era | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
But promisingly, nationwide political support for providing injection drug users with clean needles to curb HIV and hepatitis C has risen.
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Caring for transgender prisoners

Caring for transgender prisoners | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Ministry of Justice review into the care and management of transgender offenders even more important following 3rd suicide in just over a year.
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New Hampton jail program aims to prepare inmates for release, ensure they don't come back

New Hampton jail program aims to prepare inmates for release, ensure they don't come back | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Hampton City Jail's annex on Pembroke Avenue — also called the "Hampton Community Corrections Center" — will soon focus exclusively on preparing selected non-violent inmates for life after jail, the sheriff's office announced last month. Eventually, all 110 inmates now at the annex will participate in the new "Ready, Set, Go" program that was officially launched Dec. 1.
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York prison offers opiate blocker as part of program

York prison offers opiate blocker as part of program | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
YORK – There’s a drug that prevents addicts from getting high, and the York County Prison is offering it to some inmates struggling with addiction.
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What is going wrong in France's prisons?

What is going wrong in France's prisons? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
France's prison population is estimated to be 70 per cent Muslim - and yet
there are fewer imams visiting French prisons than British. Critics of the
French state say it is no surprise that Islamist recruiters, like those who
enticed Paris terrorists Cherif Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly, are finding
prison a fertile hunting ground
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Trail of slaughter in prisons shocks Brazilians as gang war explodes

Trail of slaughter in prisons shocks Brazilians as gang war explodes | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
‘Brazil is getting out of control’ warns police investigator after a series of horrific massacres by rival drug gangs sweeps the country’s penitentiaries
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Former youth detainees file class action against NT Government

Former youth detainees file class action against NT Government | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The class action, which details allegations children were humiliated and tortured, could set a precedent for others who have suffered inside NT youth corrections centres.
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Children learn empathy growing up, but can we train adults to have more of it?

Children learn empathy growing up, but can we train adults to have more of it? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Some people are good at understanding the emotions of others but not at feeling them or commenting on them. So can we teach people the parts they lack?
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The American Prison System

Documenting America's prison and the the controversial conditions and sentences imposed on inmates. Could more be done to rehabilitate these civics, many o
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More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid

More than 150 inmates escape in Philippine jail raid | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A two-hour long firefight broke out when more than 100 armed men believed to have been led by a local rebel commander attacked the jail in Kidapawan city in the Philippines at about 1am.
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Prisoner in Britain is found with a mobile phone every HALF AN HOUR

Prisoner in Britain is found with a mobile phone every HALF AN HOUR | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The worst offender was HMP Altcourse in Liverpool, where 1,000 phones were seized in 2015 - despite the Category B jail holding only 1,300 prisoners.
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At least 56 inmates killed in prison riot in northern Brazil; several victims beheaded

At least 56 inmates killed in prison riot in northern Brazil; several victims beheaded | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
At least 56 inmates died during a prison riot in the northern Brazil state of Amazonas, including several who were beheaded or dismembered.
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How Respect Can Set Inmates (and Employees) Free

How Respect Can Set Inmates (and Employees) Free | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Respect and a sense of encouragement transform workers’ identities.
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'He wants to inspire': Norway says Breivik growing more convinced by fascism

'He wants to inspire': Norway says Breivik growing more convinced by fascism | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is still a threat and ever-more convinced by his Nazi-style ideology, Norway's Attorney-General says in defending Breivik's near-isolation in jail after a court rules the conditions breach his rights.
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Keeping Inmates on the Outside | American Libraries Magazine

Keeping Inmates on the Outside | American Libraries Magazine | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Libraries and librarians are increasingly offerings services and support programs to ease prisoner reentry in the United States.
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Figuring out how to better help mentally ill before they land in jail

Figuring out how to better help mentally ill before they land in jail | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
County officials will gather in Sacramento next month for a state summit to develop comprehensive plans to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jail.
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The Pendulum Swings Back: Support for Postsecondary Education in Prison | RAND

The Pendulum Swings Back: Support for Postsecondary Education in Prison | RAND | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Correctional educational programs can reduce incarceration costs and recidivism. But it's critical that former inmates can connect with reentry services in the community to complete their education.
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Grasping for change on America's most violent streets: 'We must stop killing'

Grasping for change on America's most violent streets: 'We must stop killing' | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A four-mile stretch on Natural Bridge Avenue in St Louis – not in Chicago or Baltimore – is the place in America most plagued by gun violence
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Why honour killings continue in Pakistan despite tough new laws

Why honour killings continue in Pakistan despite tough new laws | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Since Pakistan beefed up sentences for people who commit honour killings, nearly 40 murders have been recorded. Among the killers is Hayat Khan, 20, who slaughtered his 16-year-old sister for talking to a boy over the telephone.
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Maximum sentence for stalking to double

Maximum sentence for stalking to double | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Justice is to double the maximum sentence for stalking from 5 to 10 years and from 7 to 14 years for racially or religiously aggravated offences
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The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons

The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A New York Times investigation draws on nearly 60,000 disciplinary cases from state prisons and interviews with inmates to explore the system’s inequities and the ripple effect they can have.
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Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Addiction and Prison

A new program in Vermont is steering low-level lawbreakers with drug addictions such as Todd Popovitch into treatment and other services instead of prison
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Life In Prison - Distraught Inmates

Education documentary on life in prison with particular focus on the mentally ill and inmates who have committed heinous crimes.
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How This Incubator Turns Former Prison Inmates Into Business Owners

How This Incubator Turns Former Prison Inmates Into Business Owners | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Refoundry is on a mission to teach formerly incarcerated people the skills they need to build their own companies.
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