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Criminal crush: Increasing number of inmates puts county jail in a bind - Montana Standard

Criminal crush: Increasing number of inmates puts county jail in a bind - Montana Standard | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Criminal crush: Increasing number of inmates puts county jail in a bind Montana Standard When the $10 million jail opened in 1987, it replaced one at the Yellowstone County Courthouse — which could house 62 inmates — and was intended to meet the...
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Gang rapist brutally beaten in Long Bay

Gang rapist brutally beaten in Long Bay | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
THE notorious paedophile walked in. He was a man who needed no introduction his heinous crimes had been splashed in print and had headlined the 6pm news. He winked at the guard who awaited his arrival.
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Woman charged after allegedly giving Islamic State $30k

Woman charged after allegedly giving Islamic State $30k | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister praises security agencies after a 40-year-old western Sydney woman is charged for allegedly giving terrorist organisation Islamic State thousands of dollars in 2015.
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Providing a voice for the voiceless at court

Providing a voice for the voiceless at court | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
First hand account of the work of Registered Intermediaries who help vulnerable people give evidence in court.
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True crime, fantasy, self-help: Most popular books at Canberra's prison library for 2017

True crime, fantasy, self-help: Most popular books at Canberra's prison library for 2017 | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Inmates have shown a readiness for self improvement as they favoured books from the prison library that would help them quit smoking and get in shape this year.
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Medical marijuana laws and adolescent use of marijuana and other substances: Alcohol, cigarettes, prescription drugs, and other illicit drugs. - PubMed - NCBI

Medical marijuana laws and adolescent use of marijuana and other substances: Alcohol, cigarettes, prescription drugs, and other illicit drugs. - PubMed - NCBI | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2017 Dec 7;183:62-68. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.10.021. [Epub ahead of print]
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This is the chart that supporters of mass incarceration don’t want you to see

This is the chart that supporters of mass incarceration don’t want you to see | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
This is the chart that supporters of mass incarceration don’t want you to see.
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The end of American prison visits: jails end face-to-face contact – and families suffer

The end of American prison visits: jails end face-to-face contact – and families suffer | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
It’s been described as ‘Skype for the jailed’ and is being sold as safer and more convenient. But it begs the question: are in-person visits a human right?
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The Effects of Perceived Racial/Ethnic Discrimination on Substance Use Among Youths Living in the Cherokee Nation

The Effects of Perceived Racial/Ethnic Discrimination on Substance Use Among Youths Living in the Cherokee Nation | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
We examined frequency and intensity of racial/ethnic discrimination and the longitudinal relationship to substance use. The sample included (N = 1,421) American Indian, American Indian and White, and White adolescents. A high frequency of perceived racia
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Characteristics and Health Needs of Veterans in Jails and Prisons: What We Know and Do Not Know about Incarcerated Women Veterans. - PubMed - NCBI

Characteristics and Health Needs of Veterans in Jails and Prisons: What We Know and Do Not Know about Incarcerated Women Veterans. - PubMed - NCBI | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Womens Health Issues. 2017 Dec 4. pii: S1049-3867(17)30283-9. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2017.10.009. [Epub ahead of print]
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Man cleared of rape after Facebook message proves his innocence

Man cleared of rape after Facebook message proves his innocence | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Danny Kay had denied rape, but was sentenced to four-and-a-half years behind bars
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Record number of inmates died in Florida prisons last year. And they died younger than past years.

Record number of inmates died in Florida prisons last year. And they died younger than past years. | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it

More inmates died in Florida prisons last year than in any other year on record, leaving the state scrambling to identify causes and find solutions. The tally, 428 inmate deaths in 2017, was released
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The relationship between gambling expenditure, socio‐demographics, health‐related correlates and gambling behaviour—a cross‐sectional population‐based survey in Finland

The relationship between gambling expenditure, socio‐demographics, health‐related correlates and gambling behaviour—a cross‐sectional population‐based survey in Finland | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
To investigate gambling expenditure and its relationship with socio‐demographics, health‐related correlates and past‐year gambling behaviour.Cross‐sectional population survey.Population‐based survey in Finland.Finnis
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The book that changed my life … in prison

The book that changed my life … in prison | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
After the governor of New York intervened to lift restrictions on prisoners’ reading materials, five current and former inmates explain what books have meant to them
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Woman jailed after she stole from deceased estates

Woman jailed after she stole from deceased estates | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A woman who stole from deceased estates while she worked at the Public Trustee office in Adelaide was selfish, a judge says, as she imposes a jail term over thefts of cars, cash and jewellery.
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Worst serial killer since the war: German nurse suspect in 97 murders

Worst serial killer since the war: German nurse suspect in 97 murders | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
After he'd taken patients to the brink of death, Niels Hoegel would revel in trying to bring them back to life.
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Ice psychosis: what is it, and why do only some users get it?

Ice psychosis: what is it, and why do only some users get it? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A new study has looked at why some ice users suffer psychosis and others don't.
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Experiences with compulsory drug detention among people who inject drugs in Bangkok, Thailand: A qualitative study. - PubMed - NCBI

Experiences with compulsory drug detention among people who inject drugs in Bangkok, Thailand: A qualitative study. - PubMed - NCBI | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Int J Drug Policy. 2017 Dec 8;52:32-38. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.11.016. [Epub ahead of print]
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Self-concept mediate the relationship between childhood maltreatment and abstinence motivation as well as self-efficacy among drug addicts. - PubMed - NCBI

Self-concept mediate the relationship between childhood maltreatment and abstinence motivation as well as self-efficacy among drug addicts. - PubMed - NCBI | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Addict Behav. 2017 May;68:52-58. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.01.017. Epub 2017 Jan 6.
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Opiate agonist treatment to improve health of individuals with opioid use disorder in Lebanon

Opiate agonist treatment to improve health of individuals with opioid use disorder in Lebanon | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Opioid agonist therapy has been widely used to reduce harms among individuals with opioid use disorder but its effectiveness has not been evaluated in the Middle East North African (MENA) region. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a progra
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The Impact of COMT and Childhood Maltreatment on Suicidal Behaviour in Affective Disorders

The Impact of COMT and Childhood Maltreatment on Suicidal Behaviour in Affective Disorders | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The inconsistent findings on the association between COMT (catecholamine-O-methyl-transferase) and suicidal behaviour gave reason to choose a clear phenotype description of suicidal behaviour and take childhood maltreatment as environmental factor int
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Norway is aiming to decriminalise drugs. The UK should choose legalisation | Daniel Pryor

Norway is aiming to decriminalise drugs. The UK should choose legalisation | Daniel Pryor | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The government must realise it’s hopelessly out of step with sensible drug policy. Legalisation would take the market out of the hands of criminals, writes Daniel Pryor, head of programmes at the Adam Smith Institute
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Kentucky's incarceration rate grows

Kentucky's incarceration rate grows | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
County jails are feeling the crunch from Kentucky’s growing incarceration rate.
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Prison officer who revealed concerns about violence challenges dismissal

Prison officer who revealed concerns about violence challenges dismissal | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Kim Lennon was dismissed from her job at HMP Lewes after she claimed her concerns about overcrowding and violence were not acted upon
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MAES: Bail reform could reduce jail overcrowding

MAES: Bail reform could reduce jail overcrowding | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
This past November, Pueblo County officials went to the voters seeking a 30-year tax increase to pay for a new and bigger jail. The initiative was soundly defeated, leaving prisoners
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