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One in 20 prisoners of Gypsy, Romany or Traveller background, says HMIP

One in 20 prisoners of Gypsy, Romany or Traveller background, says HMIP | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
Proportion is 5% in English and Welsh jails but even higher in establishments holding children, such as secure training centres
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‘Courts are biased against blacks’ with white offenders handed more lenient sentences, says official report

‘Courts are biased against blacks’ with white offenders handed more lenient sentences, says official report | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
Judges and magistrates are institutionally racist, consistently handing down more lenient sentences to white criminals, an official Government study has revealed.
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Doing Time - the needs and experiences of older people in prison

Doing Time - the needs and experiences of older people in prison | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
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Prison chief vows to tackle drugs - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Prison chief vows to tackle drugs - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
Tackling the scourge of drugs is still a key priority, the head of the Northern Ireland Prison Service has said.
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The Rise and Fall of Ross Ulbricht - Imgur

The Rise and Fall of Ross Ulbricht - Imgur | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
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Infographic on the rise and fall of the Silk Road Website

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Children of prisoners prone to suffer mental health problems, social stigma

Children of prisoners prone to suffer mental health problems, social stigma | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
Government, police and judicial agencies are failing to recognise the needs of over 800,000 vulnerable children. This is the stark message of a 2.8 million Euro, pan-European project that has just been concluded.
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Faultlines - Women Behind Bars

Fault Lines investigates the rapid growth of America's female prison population.

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Increased brain activity predicts future onset of substance use - New Addiction Information | New Addiction Information

Increased brain activity predicts future onset of substance use - New Addiction Information | New Addiction Information | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
elevated responsivity of reward regions in the brain increased the risk for future substance use (Increased brain activity predicts future onset of substance use http://t.co/eUURQoy8l4 #rewardsystem...
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The main differences between equality and diversity

The main differences between equality and diversity | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
Equality tackles an imbalance where some people may be considered lesser or better off than others. Diversity is ignoring whatever makes us different and respecting whatever makes us unique ...
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Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System 2012 - Publications - GOV.UK

Statistics on Race and the Criminal Justice System 2012 - Publications - GOV.UK | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
This report provides information about how members of all ethnic groups, including those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, were represented in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) in England and Wales in the most recent years for...
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www.irishchaplaincy.org.uk Irish Chaplaincy in Britain : Traveller Equality

www.irishchaplaincy.org.uk Irish Chaplaincy in Britain : Traveller Equality | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
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Serco difficulties spark prospect of profit warning - FT.com

Serco difficulties spark prospect of profit warning - FT.com | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
Serco is set to reveal the cost of corporate embarrassments this week, with analysts forecasting that its problems with contracts for UK prison vans and Australian asylum centres will result in a profit warning.
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AIDS prevention groups want prison needle programs to protect inmates, public

AIDS prevention groups want prison needle programs to protect inmates, public | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
TORONTO - A consortium of AIDS prevention and harm reduction groups are launching a renewed call for needle and syringe programs in Canadian prisons.
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EMCDDA REPORT: European drug prevention quality standards: a quick guide

EMCDDA REPORT: European drug prevention quality standards: a quick guide | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it

A condensed version of EMCDDA Manual 7, it includes a description of the eight stages involved in the drug prevention cycle, along with a self-reflection checklist that can be used when planning and implementing prevention activities. It has been designed for practitioners and those working in the field.


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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, October 17, 2013 4:59 AM

If your drug education programme emphasises 'telling the dangers about drugs', you're wasting your time and money  ...simple as via @pbm_ab   and  @profhrs

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The definitive history of Silk Road

The definitive history of Silk Road | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
Long before he allegedly ran the biggest drug marketplace in the world, Ross Ulbricht was just a brainy kid who wanted to change the world.

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WHO/Europe | Good governance for prison health in the 21st century. A policy brief on the organization of prison health

WHO/Europe | Good governance for prison health in the 21st century. A policy brief on the organization of prison health | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it

The document reviews the reasons for the conclusion that prison health is public health, describes the legal cornerstones of prison health and the principle of equivalence and integration that should underlie it, lists the persistent shortcoming of current arrangements and spells out the meaning of good governance for prison health in the 21st century.


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Injection Drug Users With Hepatitis C Are “Super-Spreaders” of the ...

Injection Drug Users With Hepatitis C Are “Super-Spreaders” of the ... | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
“For the first time we show that super-spreading in hepatitis C is led by intravenous drug users early in their infection,” study author Gkikas Magiorkinis said in a university news release. “Using this information, we can hopefully ...
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Does Diversity Undermine Community Trust? - Association for ...

Does Diversity Undermine Community Trust? - Association for ... | Health, welfare and diversity in prisons | Scoop.it
It is a difficult issue to be sure. Our culture and our economy are based on immigration and diversity, yet newcomers have always been threatening for some. Indeed, underlying all the complex legal and economic issues are ...
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