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Kids in state care turning to alcohol, painkillers and caffeine pills

Kids in state care turning to alcohol, painkillers and caffeine pills | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
CHILDREN in state care are abusing alcohol, painkillers and caffeine pills and encouraging other vulnerable young people to “mimic” the dangerous behaviour, an advocate warns.
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Psychosis five times more likely for cannabis users: UK study

Psychosis five times more likely for cannabis users: UK study | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A British study released on Monday suggested that the risk of psychosis was five times higher for regular users of cannabis, adding to a growing body of evidence linking drug use and mental health disorders.
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Mad Mossy among most infamous names at Old Dubbo Gaol

Mad Mossy among most infamous names at Old Dubbo Gaol | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
SERIAL killer Albert Andrew Moss was one of the most infamous prisoners held in Dubbo gaol.
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Copping flak on Kirkconnel closure

Copping flak on Kirkconnel closure | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
THERE are fresh calls for the reopening of Kirkconnell Correctional Centre as prisoner numbers in the state surge and yet another prisoner escape from a facility near Oberon.
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Hundreds Of Inmates In The US Are Sent To Solitary Confinement For Using Facebook

Hundreds Of Inmates In The US Are Sent To Solitary Confinement For Using Facebook | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
In the South Carolina prison system, accessing Facebook is an offence on par with murder, rape, rioting, escape and hostage-taking.

Back in 2012, the...
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State revamps its approach to jail time for juvenile offenders - The CT Mirror

State revamps its approach to jail time for juvenile offenders - The CT Mirror | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Last year 227 boys who committed crimes were incarcerated in the Connecticut Juvenile Training School, the state's maximum-security facility in Middletown for juvenile offenders.
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Zeal for death penalty circumvents advocates' efforts to end executions

Zeal for death penalty circumvents advocates' efforts to end executions | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in April and other troubling ones throughout the US have done little to dampen support for the death penalty
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New York City sets new record: no murders for 10 days

New York City sets new record: no murders for 10 days | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
NYPD says 10-day stretch breaks 2013 record and shows crime is falling but criminologists urge caution and say crime swings are cyclical
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Tanya Plibersek: my husband's life after drug conviction shows what Bali Nine pair have to offer

Tanya Plibersek: my husband's life after drug conviction shows what Bali Nine pair have to offer | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Deputy Labor leader joins Julie Bishop in heartfelt speeches urging Indonesia to spare Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran
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New appeal for closed Kirkconnell Correctional Centre to operate again

New appeal for closed Kirkconnell Correctional Centre to operate again | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
There are fresh calls for the reopening of Kirkconnell Correctional Centre as prisoner numbers in the state surge.
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Whistleblowers ask court to halt prison rule

Whistleblowers ask court to halt prison rule | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Two inspectors say the new ‘confidentiality agreement’ is an intimidation tactic aimed at preventing them from speaking out about prison misconduct and inmate abuse
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Rehab services desperate for funding as waiting lists reach many months

Rehab services desperate for funding as waiting lists reach many months | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Canberra’s drug treatment services are calling for additional funding and support with waiting times climbing to many months and staff struggling to deal with dangerous work environments and mental health challenges.
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NSW prison officer groped inmate's breast and buttock, commission finds

NSW prison officer groped inmate's breast and buttock, commission finds | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A Corrective Services officer disciplined once for sexual harassment has been found guilty of touching an inmate's breast while handcuffing her and then groping her as she climbed into a prison van.
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ISIS: By our clicks we give oxygen to terrorists

ISIS: By our clicks we give oxygen to terrorists | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The barbarians of the so-called Islamic State are winning the propaganda war - and we have been handing them victory.
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Religious radicalisation – it's sudden, secret and unexpected

Religious radicalisation – it's sudden, secret and unexpected | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The slide into religious radicalisation takes just three to six months and usually happens in secret, says a respected Muslim youth worker.
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‘We’re full’. Prison officers vote to take no more prisoners

‘We’re full’. Prison officers vote to take no more prisoners | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A VOTE to take no more prisoners is the latest development in the battle get the NSW Government to see reason over the virtual closure of Grafton jail.
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5 Minutes Is All It Takes To Identify and Reverse an Overdose - Harm Reduction Coalition

5 Minutes Is All It Takes To Identify and Reverse an Overdose - Harm Reduction Coalition | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Harm Reduction Coalition advances policies and programs that help people address the adverse effects of drug use including overdose, HIV, hepatitis C, addiction, and incarceration.
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Money makes all the difference when it comes to tackling ice addiction in Victoria

Money makes all the difference when it comes to tackling ice addiction in Victoria | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
When James Gianchino found his best friend – a fellow ice addict – hanging in his garage, he responded to the tragedy by rapidly increasing his own drug use.
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Executions and death sentences worldwide: interactive

Executions and death sentences worldwide: interactive | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
At least 778 executions were carried out across the world in 2013, with even more death sentences handed down. This interactive shows statistics gathered by Amnesty International.
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Fathers with mental illness deserve better than stigma

Fathers with mental illness deserve better than stigma | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Where there is mental illness, there’s almost invariably social disapproval and discrimination. And a report released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies today shows fathers with mental illness…
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Pop-up cells will be built by crims

Pop-up cells will be built by crims | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
CRIMINALS will be asked to build fellow inmates pop-up jail cells as the government grapples with a bulging prison population just three years after closing a series of well-­established jails.
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Alabama's second-chance factory prepares parolees for life outside prison walls - AL.com

Alabama's second-chance factory prepares parolees for life outside prison walls - AL.com | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Some officials maintain that the expanding or replicating the L.I.F.E. Tech program could be one of the keys to reducing overcrowding in a prison system where occupancy is close to twice the designed capacity.
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Guidance: Inspecting learning and skills training for people in custody - EPALE - European Commission

Guidance: Inspecting learning and skills training for people in custody - EPALE - European Commission | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Guidance: Inspecting learning and skills training for people in custody - ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe
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Grafton jail is looking better

Grafton jail is looking better | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
USING Grafton jail is still the cheapest and fastest way for the NSW Government to tackle the increasing prison population in the state, says union.
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