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Sentence Trouble Film

Sentence Trouble has been produced to improve the skills and confidence of youth offending teams, lawyers, secure estate staff, magistrates and the police so...
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Cardiff prison opens restaurant

Cardiff prison opens restaurant | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
A new restaurant in the grounds of Cardiff jail and staffed by inmates, opens to the public.
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What’s More Expensive, Prison Or Princeton?

What’s More Expensive, Prison Or Princeton? | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it

A fascinating infographic on US spending on incarceration vs higher education spending, amongst other deeply concerning pieces of data.


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Author Glenn Thomas Langohr's comment, July 19, 2013 12:03 PM
After serving 10 years in California prisons and 4 years in solitary confinement, I just spoke about that on PBS~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6csHeGqpe20 Tap this link for my Prison Books~ http://amzn.to/1bhqCUh I shined a light on Prison Overcrowding, the Hunger Strike, the lack of Rehabilitation and then pointed to a better way. To check out "My Hardest Step" in Print, being adapted for TV go here~ http://amzn.to/1930Lif
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Life in a young offenders' institution

Life in a young offenders' institution | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it

This lengthy article is a nice mix bewteen narrative, description and links with policy and practice. It considers the nature of being in a YOI and includes a lot of quotes from the young men themselves.

 

Like most newspaper articles, it still insists on calling those housed in prisons and YOIs 'inmates'.


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Community service crimes revealed

Community service crimes revealed | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
An average of 400 criminals a week reoffend before completing their community service orders in England and Wales, figures suggest.
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BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - The Bishop and the Prisoner

BBC - BBC Radio 4 Programmes - The Bishop and the Prisoner | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
The bishop of Liverpool talks to prisoners, politicians and pundits about the penal system...
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England rioters 'poor and young'

England rioters 'poor and young' | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
Comprehensive statistics on the England riots show those who took part were poorer, younger and of lower educational achievement than average.
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How big a problem are gangs in the UK?

How big a problem are gangs in the UK? | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
Gangs are back on the agenda with a US supercop visiting for an international conference. But just how bad is the problem in the UK?
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UK riots: suspects, statistics and cases mapped and listed - Telegraph

UK riots: suspects, statistics and cases mapped and listed - Telegraph | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
Courts across the country have been hearing cases from those suspected to be
involved in the UK riots. Here's a breakdown of their names, ages and
charges against them.
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Nurse murder convictions 'unsafe'

Nurse murder convictions 'unsafe' | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
A Scottish nurse may have been wrongly convicted of the murders of four women, a BBC investigation suggests.
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Knox to fly home after acquittal

Knox to fly home after acquittal | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
Amanda Knox prepares to fly home to the US after she and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were cleared of murdering UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Judges reject torture challenge

Judges reject torture challenge | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
The High Court has rejected an attempt by the UK's human rights watchdog to rule guidance on torture is unlawful.
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11 Texas prisoners killed so far this year - Midland Reporter-Telegram

11 Texas prisoners killed so far this year - Midland Reporter-Telegram | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it

Austin, Texas (AP) — Eleven Texas prisoners have been killed this year inside the state's prisons — the highest number since 10 were slain in 1997 — despite an overall...

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Should more prisoners be made to work?

This evening on BBC Radio 4's File on 4 programme there will be a discussion about the nature of paid employment in prisons.   Part of the rehabilitation revolution or something more sinister than that?

 

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Richard Branson champions employment of ex-offenders #prison

Richard Branson champions employment of ex-offenders #prison | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it

Erwin James reports on Richard Branson's 'championing of unpopular causes' and his commitment to employ of more ex-offenders and former prisoners in his companies.

 


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Author Glenn Thomas Langohr's comment, July 19, 2013 12:03 PM
After serving 10 years in California prisons and 4 years in solitary confinement, I just spoke about that on PBS~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6csHeGqpe20 Tap this link for my Prison Books~ http://amzn.to/1bhqCUh I shined a light on Prison Overcrowding, the Hunger Strike, the lack of Rehabilitation and then pointed to a better way. To check out "My Hardest Step" in Print, being adapted for TV go here~ http://amzn.to/1930Lif
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Jails must stop being 'Victorian warehouses' #prison #criminology

Jails must stop being 'Victorian warehouses' #prison #criminology | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it

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Author Glenn Thomas Langohr's comment, July 19, 2013 12:02 PM
After serving 10 years in California prisons and 4 years in solitary confinement, I just spoke about that on PBS~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6csHeGqpe20 Tap this link for my Prison Books~ http://amzn.to/1bhqCUh I shined a light on Prison Overcrowding, the Hunger Strike, the lack of Rehabilitation and then pointed to a better way. To check out "My Hardest Step" in Print, being adapted for TV go here~ http://amzn.to/1930Lif
Darcy Delaproser's comment, July 19, 2013 12:16 PM
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Miriam Scurrah's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:22 PM

We are still warehousing in Tasmania. Throughcare is a rhetoric, not a reality and rehabilitation is non existant for the majority of prisoners.

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Pair disembowelled rapist in jail

Pair disembowelled rapist in jail | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
Two prisoners who disembowelled an inmate at Durham's Frankland Prison and planned to eat his liver are sentenced to life terms.
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Street-level crime maps expanded

Street-level crime maps expanded | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
People will be now able to compare their police force with others in more detail as the government's crime mapping website is extended.
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Libya detainee 'abuse' condemned

Libya detainee 'abuse' condemned | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
Libya's interim authorities must tackle arbitrary detention and widespread abuse of detainees, Amnesty International says.
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Riot burglars face longer in jail

Riot burglars face longer in jail | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
Judges are being told to take rioting into account when jailing people who break into shops, under new sentencing guidelines for England and Wales.
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Criminal migrant rights face axe

Criminal migrant rights face axe | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
Theresa May will reveal plans that could see immigration rules rewritten to prevent "abuse" of the European Convention in a speech to the Conservative Party conference.
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10 factors that helped Knox's case

10 factors that helped Knox's case | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
Investigative journalist Graham Johnson, co-author of Darkness Descending: The Murder of Meredith Kercher, outlines 10 factors that helped Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito win their appeal.
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Jo Yeates murder trial to begin

Jo Yeates murder trial to begin | Punishment and Penal Policy | Scoop.it
The trial of a 33-year-old Dutch engineer accused of murdering landscape architect Jo Yeates is to begin later.
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