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NSW prison officers threaten walkout of juvenile justice centres

NSW prison officers threaten walkout of juvenile justice centres | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Union claims of an increase in the number of prison officers assaulted by juvenile inmates are rejected by the New South Wales Government.
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Life sentences for murder are getting longer

Life sentences for murder are getting longer | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Freedom of Information request reveals that the average tariff for life sentences for murder has increased by more than 20% in the last 10 years.
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LJ Flanders’ story: Beyond Cell workout

LJ Flanders’ story: Beyond Cell workout | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
LJ Flanders tells the story of his phenomenally successful Cell Workout programme and how he's gone on to train prisoners' minds as well as their bodies.
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Prison inmates trying to force religion, extreme ideologies onto others

Prison inmates trying to force religion, extreme ideologies onto others | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Prisoners are attempting to forcibly convert other inmates to religion, and those classed as extreme threats are still released into the community, Internal Corrective Services documents obtained by the ABC reveal.
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How to tell if your colleague is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

How to tell if your colleague is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The truth is that thousands of professional people are walking the streets, in families, in businesses, trying to hold down jobs and they don't realise they are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
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Ice addiction treatment surging, but alcohol still the biggest problem

Ice addiction treatment surging, but alcohol still the biggest problem | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The number of Australians seeking help for ice addiction is rising dramatically, but alcohol is still the most common drug people seek help for, new health data reveals.
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High enhancer, downer, withdrawal helper: Multifunctional nonmedical benzodiazepine use among young adult opioid users in New York City. - PubMed - NCBI

High enhancer, downer, withdrawal helper: Multifunctional nonmedical benzodiazepine use among young adult opioid users in New York City. - PubMed - NCBI | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Int J Drug Policy. 2017 May 31;46:17-27. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.05.016. [Epub ahead of print]
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Groundbreaking Vancouver AIDS clinic turns attention to opioid crisis

Groundbreaking Vancouver AIDS clinic turns attention to opioid crisis | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Foundation, among the first to offer supervised-injection services, wants to add injectable opiates to its day-health program
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Neurobiological Differences Linked to Impulsive-Antisocial Traits - Medical News Bulletin

Neurobiological Differences Linked to Impulsive-Antisocial Traits - Medical News Bulletin | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Psychopathy is a mental health disorder characterized by antisocial behavior, impulsivity, and diminished ability to express emotions such as empathy, shame, and guilt. A recent study found differences in prefrontal cortex structure and function among prison inmates with high levels of impulsive-antisocial traits.
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Physical pain is common and associated with nonmedical prescription opioid use among people who inject drugs

Physical pain is common and associated with nonmedical prescription opioid use among people who inject drugs | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
People who inject drugs (PWID) often have poor health and lack access to health care. The aim of this study was to examine whether PWID engage in self-treatment through nonmedical prescription opioid use (NMPOU). We describe the prevalence and feature
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Educational Expert Discusses Disparities and ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ - AdvocacyDenver

Educational Expert Discusses Disparities and ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ - AdvocacyDenver | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
An Interview with Catherine Strode Dr. David Houchins is recognized as one of the country’s leading researchers in juvenile justice reform and academic strategies for at-risk youth. He was recently a featured speaker at a local conference addressing the ‘school to prison’ pipeline, defined by the American Civil Liberties Union as practices that drive kids …
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Out of Prison Means Out of Work - Reason.com

Out of Prison Means Out of Work - Reason.com | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
One of the biggest and most important challenges facing the estimated 600,000 Americans who will be released from prison this year is the prospect of
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Prison rehabilitation ‘made pedophiles & rapists more dangerous’ – report

Prison rehabilitation ‘made pedophiles & rapists more dangerous’ – report | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A prison treatment program designed to rehabilitate rapists and pedophiles has instead made offenders “more dangerous” and was axed, it has been revealed.
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Qld's positive Closing the Gap approach — a model for the nation?

Qld's positive Closing the Gap approach — a model for the nation? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A health model in south-east Queensland being hailed for the extraordinary impacts it is having on closing the life expectancy gap in the Indigenous community has the potential to benefit all Australians, the man leading the initiative says.
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In the eye of the Prison Storm

In the eye of the Prison Storm | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Prison Storm is a regular Twitter-based discussion group which looks at all things penal. It is an open platform and free to join, so why not add your voice?
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An alternative to going to jail for people dealing with mental health problems

An alternative to going to jail for people dealing with mental health problems | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Scott County's mental health court shows signs of success after a year of activity. 
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Census 2016: what's changed for Indigenous Australians?

Census 2016: what's changed for Indigenous Australians? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The census mostly delivered a good news story on Indigenous Australian outcomes, but it is unclear to what extent this correlates to improved lives for Indigenous families.
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Interesting new drug facts (June 2017)

Interesting new drug facts (June 2017) | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
This edition of Andrew Brown's monthly round-up of the latest drug & alcohol stats focuses on sentencing and substance misuse treatment in community orders.
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Gender differences in discharge dispositions of emergency department visits involving drug misuse and abuse—2004-2011

Gender differences in discharge dispositions of emergency department visits involving drug misuse and abuse—2004-2011 | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Drug use-related visits to the emergency department (ED) can undermine discharge planning and lead to recurrent use of acute services. Yet, little is known about where patients go post discharge. We explored trends in discharge dispositions of drug-involve
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At-home detox urged to save lives of addicts in withdrawal - The Buffalo News

At-home detox urged to save lives of addicts in withdrawal - The Buffalo News | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
With opiate withdrawal not viewed as enough of a medical reason on its own to justify a hospital stay, some now say home might be the best place to begin detoxi…
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Pain, alcohol use disorders and risky patterns of drinking among people with chronic non-cancer pain receiving long-term opioid therapy. - PubMed - NCBI

Pain, alcohol use disorders and risky patterns of drinking among people with chronic non-cancer pain receiving long-term opioid therapy. - PubMed - NCBI | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 May 1;162:79-87. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.02.048. Epub 2016 Mar 19. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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FACIAL PROFILING: RACE, PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, AND PUNISHMENT

FACIAL PROFILING: RACE, PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, AND PUNISHMENT | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
We investigate the associations among physical appearance, threat perceptions, and criminal punishment. Psychological ideas about impression formation are integrated with criminological perspective
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Pennsylvania could save millions by shaving prison sentences, report says

Pennsylvania could save millions by shaving prison sentences, report says | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania could save millions by shaving five months off some prison sentences, report says.
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Black female prison population declines by half as white female incarceration rates soar

Black female prison population declines by half as white female incarceration rates soar | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Despite the U.S. incarceration rate having been in decline for nearly a decade, a surge in the number of white female inmates has managed to keep the number of women in prison nearly identical over that same span.
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