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Bah humbug behind bars (UK)

Bah humbug behind bars (UK) | up2-21 | Scoop.it

For the first time this Christmas, people in prison will not be able to receive parcels from their loved ones under petty and mean new rules introduced by the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

The new rules, which forbid prisoners from receiving any items in the post unless there are exceptional circumstances, were introduced in November as part of the government’s changes to the Incentives and Earned Privileges (IEP) scheme.


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30 Years Later, the Private Prisons Have a Future to Secure

30 Years Later, the Private Prisons Have a Future to Secure | up2-21 | Scoop.it
In 2005, Operation Streamline immediately imposed federal criminal charges on any illegal border crossing. From then through 2011, the average daily population of detained immigrants rose almost 63%, from 19,712 in 2005 to 32,095 in 2011. Not surprisingly, this coincided with a surge in revenue for CCA of over $700 million, more than twice the growth seen in the same period leading up to 2005.

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Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons

The continuous withdrawal of mental health funding has turned jails and prisons across the nation into the default mental health facilities. The system designed…

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