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  • 2016
  • The 2016 Nobel prize-winner in Economics, Oliver Hart, and coauthors explained that prison contracts tend to induce the wrong incentives by focusing on specific tasks such as accreditation requirements and hours of staff training rather than outcomes, and noted the failure of most contracts to address excessive use of force and quality of personnel in particular. (brookings.edu)
  • inmates
  • In 1973 inmates at Walpole prison took advantage of a prison guards strike to take control of the day to day running of the facility. (libcom.org)
  • In response to the pressure and arbitrary sentencing inmates at the Fort Leavenworth prison started a series of prison strikes. (libcom.org)
  • Canada's prisons are overcrowded and aging facilities, where inmates wait years for access to rehabilitation programs, advocates say a day before a major report is released on the issue. (cbc.ca)
  • Double bunking is just one way Canada's prison system is attempting to cope with the influx of thousands of new inmates, even though it contravenes prison standards set by the United Nations. (cbc.ca)
  • This leads to challenges when trying to determine their effectiveness: prisons that do not accept unhealthy inmates or those serving sentences for violent offenses should not be directly compared to those that do because of the differences in costs required to serve different prison populations. (brookings.edu)
  • Florida
  • But Konczal hypothesizes that "once a state flips to using private contractors, they use them a lot" - so the Florida PBA is probably not wrong to worry that flipping 30 prisons could be the harbinger of more privatization to come. (prospect.org)
  • The only way to really reduce the cost of mass incarceration is by reducing the number of people in prison, which both Scott and the Florida PBA would have opposed. (prospect.org)
  • Harvey Bennett is appalled at a state audit showing private companies operating Florida prisons overspent almost $13 million. (wctv.tv)
  • state's
  • Newsom also ordered the immediate closure of the state's execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison. (indybay.org)
  • Your tax dollars were going to pay employees who were no longer working at the state's five privately run prisons, and that's just one example of overspending revealed by a recent audit. (wctv.tv)
  • incarceration
  • that incarceration does not of itself inflict the stigma of infamy on a cleric , as is evident from a papal pronouncement on the complaint of a cleric who had been committed to prison because he vacillated in giving testimony. (newadvent.org)
  • The United States has both the world's largest prison population and the world's highest per capita incarceration rate . (wikipedia.org)
  • detainees
  • One young physician, Dr. Wendy Orr, who works in the Port Elizabeth district prisons, filed suit with 43 churchmen and relatives of detainees and won a temporary restraining order against the police. (washingtonpost.com)
  • state
  • In his first major speech, the new Secretary of State for Justice, the Rt Hon David Gauke MP, will outline his view on the future of prisons and rehabilitation. (thersa.org)
  • SACRAMENTO - The widow of Scott Jones, who corroborated reports of illegal doings in the High Desert State Prison, claims the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation subjected her husband to such intolerable working conditions that he killed himself, in Federal Court. (courthousenews.com)
  • Ohio's first 'supermax' prison, the Ohio State Penitentiary , opened in Youngstown in April, 1998. (angelfire.com)
  • The State of Ohio also has two privately-operated prisons: the North Coast Correctional Treatment Facility in Grafton and the Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut. (angelfire.com)
  • The term prison or penitentiary tends to describe institutions that incarcerate people for longer periods of time, such as many years, and are operated by the state or federal governments. (wikipedia.org)
  • The use of prisons can be traced back to the rise of the state as a form of social organization. (wikipedia.org)
  • The report says that in 2009, as state general fund spending declined for kindergarten through 12th grade education and higher education, 33 states spent a bigger slice of their discretionary budgets on prisons than they had in 2008. (edweek.org)
  • Section 5 documents the proliferation of control units, modelled on Marion, in state prison systems across the country. (umass.edu)
  • Section 8 describes the state of public opinion on issues regarding prisons and the role of the media in shaping and maintaining that opinion. (umass.edu)
  • Attorney Jody Owens talks about a bribery case in Mississippi which is causing the private prison systems in the state to spiral into despair. (msnbc.com)
  • Prison Break: The Conspiracy takes you behind bars at Fox River State Penitentiary. (xbox.com)
  • The Legislature mandates that private companies save the state seven percent on construction and operational costs of prisons, yet this audit shows it's impossible to tell if private companies saved the state anything at all. (wctv.tv)
  • Right now the state spends $106 million a year on private companies that operate prisons. (wctv.tv)
  • thus
  • Now as Mayeux notes private prisons aren't so good at saving money, but they do introduce a profit motive into "tough on crime" policies that expand the prison population and thus the demand for their services. (prospect.org)
  • Romans
  • The object of prisons originally, both among the Hebrews and the Romans, was merely the safe-keeping of a criminal, real or pretended, until his trial. (newadvent.org)
  • The Romans were among the first to use prisons as a form of punishment, rather than simply for detention. (wikipedia.org)
  • struggle
  • This new report argues that prisons will continue to struggle to rehabilitate offenders unless they are able to develop stronger, more positive links with their communities and economies. (thersa.org)
  • system
  • Now that he's governor, Scott has settled on privatizing Florida's prison system, which isn't a particularly good idea either. (prospect.org)
  • In this article we will trace the history of control unit prisons in the United States from their beginnings in the early 1970's to the situation in 1992, as a means to understanding their function within the prison system. (umass.edu)
  • life
  • Kevin T Singer, currently serving life for first-degree intentional homicide at Wisconsin's Waupun prison, is still banned from playing Dungeons & Dragons this week after his legal battle for the right. (computing.co.uk)
  • site
  • The northern part of the prison, referred to as the "Pentridge Coburg" or "Pentridge Piazza" site, is bordered by Champ Street, Pentridge Boulevard, Murray Road and Stockade Avenue. (wikipedia.org)
  • The southern part of the prison, referred to as the "Pentridge Village" site, is bordered by Pentridge Boulevard, Stockade Avenue, Wardens Walk and Urquhart Street. (wikipedia.org)
  • World
  • Prison Break - The Conspiracy takes you inside the Prison Break world like you've never experienced it before. (xbox.com)
  • report
  • In this report, the NAACP compiled research and data from various sources to show that, for years, many states have spent increasing amounts of their discretionary funds on prisons and less of that money on education. (edweek.org)
  • Canadian prison ombudsman Howard Sapers, shown in this September photo, will release his annual report on Friday. (cbc.ca)
  • Howard Sapers, the federal ombudsman for prisons, will release his annual report Friday. (cbc.ca)
  • An earlier version of this story referred to the report written by Canada's Ombudsman for Prisons, Howard Sapers. (cbc.ca)
  • differences
  • These differences may arise due to the incentives provided in private prison contracts, which pay on the basis of the number of beds utilized and typically contain no incentives to produce desirable outcomes such as low recidivism rates. (brookings.edu)
  • Facility
  • Bagram prison, for example, is "a facility with a notorious reputation for abusive behavior," including brutalizing torture and cold-blooded murder. (dissidentvoice.org)
  • costs
  • When then-candidate Rick Scott and the police unions were butting heads over Scott's plans to reduce prison costs, I pointed out that neither side was particularly sympathetic. (prospect.org)
  • social
  • With re-offending rates broadly static at one in two, how should we design 21st century prisons to ensure lasting social reintegration for ex-offenders? (thersa.org)
  • Taxpayers and poor communities lose as states slash social programs to pay for prisons. (yesmagazine.org)
  • example
  • Sections 2 and 3 will describe the history and ongoing conditions at USP Marion, which has been the focus of control unit development and, from 1983 until now, the premier example of a control unit prison. (umass.edu)
  • programs
  • Justin Piche of Carleton University, who has studied the government's prison expansion program, said the crowding and lack of programs are recreating conditions that led to the riots, hostage takings and murders common in Canadian prisons in the 1970s. (cbc.ca)
  • exist
  • These conditions exist permanently (temporary lockdowns occur at almost every prison) and as official policy. (umass.edu)