Penal institutions, or places of confinement for war prisoners.
The indelible marking of TISSUES, primarily SKIN, by pricking it with NEEDLES to imbed various COLORING AGENTS. Tattooing of the CORNEA is done to colorize LEUKOMA spots.
The practice of caring for individuals in the community, rather than in an institutional environment with resultant effects on the individual, the individual's family, the community, and the health care system.
The branch of psychology which investigates the psychology of crime with particular reference to the personality factors of the criminal.
A branch of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging and trial of suspected persons, and fixes the penalties and modes of treatment applicable to convicted offenders.
Abuse, overuse, or misuse of a substance by its injection into a vein.
The rights of the individual to cultural, social, economic, and educational opportunities as provided by society, e.g., right to work, right to education, and right to social security.
Psychiatry in its legal aspects. This includes criminology, penology, commitment of mentally ill, the psychiatrist's role in compensation cases, the problems of releasing information to the court, and of expert testimony.
Persons who have committed a crime or have been convicted of a crime.
Testing or screening required by federal, state, or local law or other agencies for the diagnosis of specified conditions. It is usually limited to specific populations such as categories of health care providers, members of the military, and prisoners or to specific situations such as premarital examinations or donor screening.
Field of social science that is concerned with differences between human groups as related to health status and beliefs.
Any violation of established legal or moral codes in respect to sexual behavior.
Agents of the law charged with the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing law and order among the citizenry.
Disorders related to substance abuse.
Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.
Facilities which provide care for infants.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
INFLAMMATION of the LIVER in humans caused by HEPATITIS C VIRUS, a single-stranded RNA virus. Its incubation period is 30-90 days. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by contaminated blood parenterally, and is often associated with transfusion and intravenous drug abuse. However, in a significant number of cases, the source of hepatitis C infection is unknown.
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Individual or group aggressive behavior which is socially non-acceptable, turbulent, and often destructive. It is precipitated by frustrations, hostility, prejudices, etc.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
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Social welfare organizations with programs designed to assist individuals in need.
Medical services for which no payment is received. Uncompensated care includes charity care and bad debts.
Irregular HEART RATE caused by abnormal function of the SINOATRIAL NODE. It is characterized by a greater than 10% change between the maximum and the minimum sinus cycle length or 120 milliseconds.
The anterior portion of the head that includes the skin, muscles, and structures of the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and jaw.
Methods for performing three-dimensional measurement and motion analysis using stereoscopic radiographs.
The largest country in North America, comprising 10 provinces and three territories. Its capital is Ottawa.
Restoration of human functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from disease or injury.
Facilities which provide programs for rehabilitating the mentally or physically disabled individuals.
Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.
Training of the mentally or physically disabled in work skills so they may be returned to regular employment utilizing these skills.
Decisions made by the United States Supreme Court.
The application of an unpleasant stimulus or penalty for the purpose of eliminating or correcting undesirable behavior.
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An abnormal protein with unusual thermosolubility characteristics that is found in the urine of patients with MULTIPLE MYELOMA.
The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.
Process of shifting publicly controlled services and/or facilities to the private sector.
The field of medicine concerned with conditions affecting the health of people in submarines or sealabs.
That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.
Organized efforts to insure obedience to the laws of a community.

Tuberculosis outbreaks in prison housing units for HIV-infected inmates--California, 1995-1996. (1/543)

During 1995-1996, staff from the California departments of corrections and health services and local health departments investigated two outbreaks of drug-susceptible tuberculosis (TB). The outbreaks occurred in two state correctional institutions with dedicated HIV housing units. In each outbreak, all cases were linked by IS6110-based DNA fingerprinting of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. This report describes the investigations of both outbreaks; the findings indicated that M. tuberculosis can spread rapidly among HIV-infected inmates and be transmitted to their visitors and prison employees, with secondary spread to the community.  (+info)

Medical practice: defendants and prisoners. (2/543)

It is argued in this paper that a doctor cannot serve two masters. The work of the prison medical officer is examined and it is shown that his dual allegiance to the state and to those individuals who are under his care results in activities which largely favour the former. The World Health Organisation prescribes a system of health ethics which indicates, in qualitative terms, the responsibility of each state for health provisions. In contrast, the World Medical Association acts as both promulgator and guardian of a code of medical ethics which determines the responsibilities of the doctor to his patient. In the historical sense medical practitioners have always emphasized the sanctity of the relationship with their patients and the doctor's role as an expert witness is shown to have centered around this bond. The development of medical services in prisons has focused more on the partnership between doctor and institution. Imprisonment in itself could be seen as prejudicial to health as are disciplinary methods which are more obviously detrimental. The involvement of medical practitioners in such procedures is discussed in the light of their role as the prisoner's personal physician.  (+info)

The place of medicine in the American prison: ethical issues in the treatment of offenders. (3/543)

In Britain doctors and others concerned with the treatment of offenders in prison may consult the Butler Report (see Focus, pp 157) and specialist journals, but these sources are concerned with the system in Britain only. In America the situation is different, both in organization and in certain attitudes. Dr Peter L Sissons has therefore provided a companion article to that of Dr Paul Bowden (page 163) describing the various medical issues in prisons. The main difference between the treatment of offenders in prisons in America and in Britain lies in the nature of the federal system which means that each state may operate a different system in a variety of prisons and prison medical services are as various. Nationally, the prison systems are 'structured to treat and cure the offender'. Therefore it follows that the prison medical officer is only one of the professionals concerned with this 'cure' of the offender. This principle also applies to any form of research: medical research in prisons is part of a programme which covers a wide field of social and judicial research. The prison medical officer (where there is one) has of course to look after sick prisoners, and the American idea of 'cure' is also expressed in the need for more corrective surgery where, for example, it is necessary to remove physical impediments to social rehabilitation. But a doctor is only found on the staff of those institutions which are large: in the smaller prisons there may be only first-aid facilities, and no specially appointed doctor in the community. Moreover medicines are often dispensed by medical auxiliaries who are sometimes prisoners themselves. Finally, in America prisoners are regularly invited to volunteer as subjects for medical and social research for which they are paid. In short, although it is hoped to 'cure' a prisoner he is a criminal first and a patient second.  (+info)

Dilemmas of medical ethics in the Canadian Penitentiary Service. (4/543)

There is a unique hospital in Canada-and perhaps in the world-because it is built outside prison walls and it exists specifically for the psychiatric treatment of prisoners. It is on the one hand a hospital and on the other a prison. Moreover it has to provide the same quality and standard of care which is expected of a hospital associated with a university. From the time the hospital was established moral dilemmas appeared which were concerned with conflicts between the medical and custodial treatment of prisoners, and also with the attitudes of those having the status of prisoner-patient. Dr Roy describes these dilemmas and attitudes, and in particular a special conference which was convened to discuss them. Not only doctors and prison officials took part in this meeting but also general practitioners, theologians, philosophers, ex-prisoners, judges, lawyers, Members of Parliament and Senators. This must have been a unique occasion and Dr Roy's description may provide the impetus to examine these prison problems in other settings.  (+info)

Incident syphilis among women with multiple admissions to jail in New York City. (5/543)

Although early syphilis morbidity in New York City (NYC) has declined to a record low, syphilis seroreactivity among women jailed in NYC is approximately 25%. By use of a retrospective cohort-type analysis of longitudinal serologic and treatment data collected at the time of each incarceration, the incidence of syphilis infection among 3579 susceptible women jailed multiple times in NYC between 23 March 1993 and 10 April 1997 was estimated. Syphilis incidence densities were estimated by use of continuous, time-homogeneous Markov models. There was a total of 289 incident infections. The overall incidence density was 6.5 infections per 100 woman-years (95% confidence interval, 5.7-7.2), which exceeds the 1997 early syphilis rate among women in NYC by>1000-fold. The persisting high incidence of syphilis in this population underscores the importance of aggressive syphilis control in correctional settings, even in the face of declining local early syphilis rates.  (+info)

Is there room for general practice in penitentiary institutions: screening and vaccinating high-risk groups against hepatitis. (6/543)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of hepatitis markers in inmates and staff of the Penitentiary of Neapolis on Crete and discuss the role of GPs in identifying and vaccinating susceptible subjects. METHOD: Forty-five prisoners and 20 house workers were invited to participate in the study. Hepatitis B (HBV) markers (HBsAg and anti-HBc) and hepatitis C antibodies (anti-HCV) were tested. Vaccination against hepatitis B was administered to all susceptible subjects. RESULTS: Hepatitis B carriage was found in 10 people, six of whom were prisoners. Fifteen of the subjects tested were found to be positive for anti-HBc, six of whom were house workers. Anti-HCV were found to be positive in seven prisoners and one worker. A vaccination programme against hepatitis B was introduced in 27 susceptible subjects (58.7% of unexposed subjects) and was completed in 22. CONCLUSION: Prisoners and staff at Neapolis Prison constitute a high-risk group for hepatitis B and C. Compliance rate in screening was high and GPs were successful in having a desirable response rate in the administration of vaccines.  (+info)

High prevalence of chlamydial and gonococcal infection in women entering jails and juvenile detention centers--Chicago, Birmingham, and San Francisco, 1998. (7/543)

The prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is high among women entering corrections facilities. Screening for STDs in these facilities, however, is difficult because of the large number of persons admitted each day and the frequent shortage of medical staff and examination space. New, sensitive urine tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia have made screening practical outside of medical settings. To assess the feasibility of screening women in corrections facilities for chlamydial and gonococcal infection using urine tests and to determine the prevalences of these infections, the Chicago Department of Public Health and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) began testing women and adolescent females entering the Cook County Jail and the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago and the Jefferson County Jail and the Jefferson County Youth Detention Center in Birmingham, respectively, in 1998. The San Francisco Department of Public Health has been testing women at the San Francisco County jails for chlamydial and gonococcal infections using urine tests since 1996 and adolescent females at the San Francisco Youth Guidance Center since 1997. This report summarizes the findings for testing incarcerated women in 1998 in the three cities; preliminary results indicate that, in these facilities, testing for chlamydial and gonococcal infections is feasible and that a high percentage of women test positive for these infections.  (+info)

Method used to identify previously undiagnosed infections in the HIV outbreak at Glenochil prison. (8/543)

Four years after the occurrence of an outbreak of hepatitis B and HIV infection among injecting drug user inmates at Her Majesty's Prison Glenochil in Scotland, a study design was developed to complete the epidemiological account of the HIV outbreak. Our aim was to identify potential cases of (1) HIV transmission not diagnosed during the original outbreak investigation and (2) the source(s) of the outbreak. Scotland's HIV positive case register was searched for matches to a soundexed list of 636 Glenochil inmates imprisoned during January-June 1993. Eight HIV infections that may have been acquired in Glenochil and four possible sources of the outbreak were identified. The second stage of follow-up molecular epidemiological techniques used on stored sera samples from identified individuals is described in the companion paper. Without breach of medical or prisoner confidentiality, indirect and anonymous follow-up has proved possible for the Glenochil inmates.  (+info)

In Arkansas, there arent enough prison beds for all the inmates. Tasked with housing 14,753 people, the states prisons have fallen around 280 beds short, with 1,400 state inmates being held in county jails as of Monday. Arkansass state prison director told the corrections board that there are 300 beds ready for use, but it would cost $8 million to hire new employees and run the new facilities. Arkansas isnt the only state with a bed problem: Arizona has been relying on temporary beds to make up for only having 37,000 beds for 41,000 inmates. When U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the American Bar Association about the economic and moral costs of the U.S. criminal justice system last week, he was mainly talking about federal prisons. But prisons at the state and local level arent in any better shape.... If you need more proof of how bleak things are, just look at some of whats happened in the last few weeks. On July 8, a hunger strike broke out in California prisons over a policy ...
Comparative prison health is marked by three paradoxes: while problems are similar, responses vary a great deal; the image of the prison population as young, male and healthy is contrasted against the excessive use of health services; prison health service is criticised if standards are worse, but also if they seem better than outside prison. This text highlights current controversies in prison health, pointing to some of the main health problems in prison and outlining the pattern of responses in individual European countries, and also at the European and global level. Because many prison health issues are controversial, and these controversies are reflected in law, examples are used instead of a comparative overview. The interplay between three sources of guidance, namely law enforcement, health and human rights, has marked the recent process of change from prison into prisoners' health law, which has been based on the acceptance of equivalence as the ultimate goal. This has made a substantial
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In 2000, the Task Force to Study Health Care Needs of Inmates in Transition from Correctional Institutions was mandated (Chapter 466, Acts of 2000). The Task Force will examine the scope of the problem of prison inmates released with health care needs. It will collect data to determine the correlation between health care needs of released inmates (with diabetes, human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV), viral hepatitis, substance abuse addiction, and sexually transmitted diseases) and the commission of crimes. It also will consider the availability of medication and health insurance, and determine the extent to which health care programs are accessible, available, and viable for those released. ...
Good morning! CIIC is pleased to announce the publication of its latest inspection report, on the re-inspection of Toledo Correctional Institution (TOCI). The TOCI inspection and subsequent report was one of the most concerning of the biennium, but I am very pleased to say that TOCI has made an extraordinary transformation in the past year. In the 2013 inspection, a number of concerns were raised regarding a high number of inmate deaths, healthcare services, security, management of the maximum security inmate population, and others. Following the CIIC inspection report (and the DRCs internal concerns), the DRC made large changes in the institution, including shifts in administrative personnel, decreasing the inmate population, increasing staff, consulting outside experts, and essentially conducting a top-to-bottom review. The positive results were immediately apparent. TOCI has improved in almost every area.. The institution is overall safer, with a perceptibly more secure environment. ...
The Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility (J.R.C.F.) is a military prison at 831 Sabalu Road, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas which opened in 2010. The 224,736-square-foot (20,878.7 m2) prison on 45 acres (18 ha) has a design specification of 512 beds with 43 in special housing and the rest in general housing and dormitory. The prison handles inmates sentenced to terms of ten years or less. It also will house people who are awaiting trial.[1] It is one of three major federal prisons on federal land in Leavenworth. The civilian prison United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth is outside the boundaries of Fort Leavenworth on the southwest edge and the military United States Disciplinary Barracks is on the northeast side near the Sherman Army Airfield. The Joint Regional Correctional Facility is across Coffin Road just southwest of the Disciplinary Barracks.[2] The prison opened as part of the Base Realignment and Closure with the consolidating (and closing) of prisons in Lackland Air Force Base, ...
On March 31, 2000, acute hepatitis B was confirmed serologically in a 34-year-old man (index patient) who had been incarcerated for 2.5 years at a high-security state correctional facility and who presented to the facility medical unit with jaundice and abnormal liver enzymes. He reported having unprotected sex with his cellmate as his only risk factor for infection during the 6 months preceding his illness. Serologic testing of the 21-year-old cellmate confirmed that he had chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. He reported no history of symptoms compatible with hepatitis and was previously unaware of his chronic infection, but he did report having unprotected sex with the index patient and two additional inmates in the dormitory (dorm Y). On May 15, 2000, the states department of health and department of corrections and CDC initiated an investigation to identify additional cases and determine risk factors for HBV infection. This report summarizes the results of the investigation, which ...
By Frank W. Dux. The prison system in America is perpetuating African American slavery in America through a loophole in the 13th Amendment whereby inmates are forced to do hard labor for little to no compensation.. Today, the pay to inmates for their labor is between .23 cents to $4 a day.. The American taxpayer pays the private prison for the difference and also pays in some instances for empty beds and guarantees of occupancy rates.. The aggregate US prison population is 2.3 million costing the US taxpayer more than $180 billion a year.. Despite this massive investment in incarceration, the national recidivism rate remains at 40 percent-meaning that four in 10 incarcerated people will return to prison within three years of release.. Prisoners return with stiffer sentences. Many tend to jump from nonviolent to violent crimes because of the inhumane conditions they were subjected to during their first incarceration.. In my opinion, Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcom X both were both assassinated ...
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Sixty-seven percent of inmates in California prisons who were offered a COVID-19 vaccine have accepted at least one dose, a Stanford University study found.. This is one of the largest state prison systems in the country, and if it can achieve high vaccination coverage among its incarcerated population, then the federal and other state prisons systems can and should do the same for the more than 2 million people that they currently incarcerate, said study co-author Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, an associate professor of medicine.. The researchers also found that nearly 50% of those who initially turned down a COVID-19 vaccine accepted when it was offered again.. Lead study author Elizabeth Chin noted that prisons and jails are high-risk settings for COVID-19, and case and death rates far surpass those in the general population. Achieving and maintaining sufficient immunity to avoid large outbreaks will be challenging in these settings, she said in a ...
Primary outcome: proportion of individuals in each assigned group that agree to be swabbed for HIV testing and are able to consent to the study.. The prevalence of HIV infection in the United States is four times greater in correctional settings compared to the general population. Because prisons and jails house a population facing a disproportionate share of the burden of HIV infection, these facilities serve as important sites for the testing and treatment of HIV. The Center for Disease Control and Preventions recent recommendations to implement routine opt-out HIV testing in all healthcare settings presents an important challenge and opportunity to correctional institutions. By effectively implementing routine opt-out testing, correctional facilities can expand HIV testing to one of societys most at-risk populations. Subsequently, testing can lead to appropriate access to counseling and treatment both within the correctional setting and upon release into the community.. Although jails ...
Were these detainees arrested locally? Where did those that ended up being transferred from the Citrus County Jail last year originate? Information on the place of arrest was not included in the available data ICE released. However, we can examine whether the Citrus County Jail was the first ICE facility in which these detainees were held. According to ICE records, for a substantial proportion (33 percent) of these detainees, the Citrus County Jail was the first place they were sent when they were detained by ICE. The remaining 67 percent had been transferred in from another ICE detention facility. We can also look at how quickly they arrived at this facility after they were first detained. A total of 34 percent arrived at the Citrus County Jail at some point during the very first day they were detained by ICE. This percentage is also based on an analysis of the most recent 12 months for which data are available. How soon did transfers occur? Nationally, the median number of days before an ICE ...
This report consolidates previous recommendations and adds new ones for preventing and controlling infections with hepatitis viruses in correctional settings. These recommendations provide guidelines for juvenile and adult correctional systems regarding 1) identification and investigation of acute v …
LIMA, Ohio - Three inmates at the Allen Correctional Institution have been removed from the state prison after tests showed they have tuberculosis.. Andrea Dean, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, said the entire prison population and staff were screened for the infectious disease, and 63 tested positive.. Further testing performed on those 63 showed that three inmates have active cases of tuberculosis.. ...
This data collection contains information gathered in a two-part survey that was designed to assess institutional conditions in state and federal prisons and in halfway houses. It was one of a series of data-gathering efforts undertaken during the 1970s to assist policymakers in assessing and overcoming deficiencies in the nations correctional institutions. This particular survey was conducted in response to a mandate set forth in the Crime Control Act of 1976. Data were gathered via self-enumerated questionnaires that were mailed to the administrators of all 558 federal and state prisons and all 405 community-based prerelease facilities in existence in the United States in 1979. Part 1 contains the results of the survey of state and federal adult correctional systems, and Part 2 contains the results of the survey of community-based prerelease facilities. The two files contain similar variables designed to tap certain key aspects of confinement: (1) inmate (or resident) counts by sex and by ...
This data collection contains information gathered in a two-part survey that was designed to assess institutional conditions in state and federal prisons and in halfway houses. It was one of a series of data-gathering efforts undertaken during the 1970s to assist policymakers in assessing and overcoming deficiencies in the nations correctional institutions. This particular survey was conducted in response to a mandate set forth in the Crime Control Act of 1976. Data were gathered via self-enumerated questionnaires that were mailed to the administrators of all 558 federal and state prisons and all 405 community-based prerelease facilities in existence in the United States in 1979. Part 1 contains the results of the survey of state and federal adult correctional systems, and Part 2 contains the results of the survey of community-based prerelease facilities. The two files contain similar variables designed to tap certain key aspects of confinement: (1) inmate (or resident) counts by sex and by ...
In the two decades following 1980, the United States incarceration rate more than tripled. State officials carrying out stricter criminal justice measures faced increasingly crowded facilities and some turned to private companies to build or run their prisons. Recently, private prisons have become the focus of considerable attention as scandals resulted in major prison closings (e.g., Walnut Grove in Mississippi) and the Bureau of Prisons decided in September to phase out federal use of private prisons. This economic analysis explores the growth of private prisons and provides an economic framework for evaluating them.. The correctional system aims to protect the public by deterring crime and removing and rehabilitating those who commit it. Traditionally, the government has funded and operated correctional facilities, but some states and the federal government have chosen to contract with private companies, potentially saving money or increasing quality. There are several avenues through which ...
Along with a GSU colleagues, Professor Peter Lindsay piloted a project that allows inmates to receive college degree. The program fulfills a dire need after decades of having Georgia prisons mostly offering vocational courses.. The Georgia State University Prison Education Project (GSUPEP) began in 2016 through a partnership with Common Good Atlanta at Phillips State Prison in Buford, Ga. A Perimeter College faculty member taught an English Composition I class to a cohort of 15 students serving time within the prison. The students were granted admission to the college and were expected to meet the same course objectives as in other Perimeter College classes. Students who successfully completed the course earned Perimeter College credit. Since then the project expanded to more prisons -- including one of Georgias highest security correctional facilities, Hancock State Prison - and was awarded a $210,000 grant by the Laughing Gull Foundation.. Click here to read the full story by Georgia State ...
Inmates are crowded into gymnasiums coverted into dormitories at the California State Prison Ð Sacramento in Folsom, California, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006. The California prison system is so crowded that 16,000 inmates are assigned cots in hallways and gyms Ð leading Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency for the system.
OH Search for inmates incarcerated in OH DYS - Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility, Delaware, Ohio. Learn about OH DYS - Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility including visitation hours, phone number, sending money and mailing address information.
Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) website shows the locations of the prisons. It has an inmate name search for inmates in federal prisons from 1982 to the present. The database gives name, age, sex, race, release date, and prison or if released. People seeking earlier information need to contact the National Archives (NARA). The following information should be provided in the request ...
Most days men come there by the busload, shuffling into the Washington Corrections Center for their introduction -- or reintroduction -- to the state prison system. Shelton is where decisions get made, where offenders with mental illnesses, behavior problems or, now, gang affiliations get noticed. Despite a hardening of state prison populations in recent years as the number of non-violent offenders in custody has fallen, prison violence rates have dropped to levels not seen since 2006. Several of the states larger prisons have seen 20 percent decreases in the number of infractions issued for violent behavior during the past two years, according to Department of Corrections statistics. Since joining a Tacoma street gang at age 11, Horsley had been shot five times before he was stabbed at Clallam Bay. Starting his current sentence -- a five-year-maximum term for drug dealing and unlawful gun possession -- he said he decided he was done with the gang. [...] Horsley has joined a group of inmates
October 7th, 2019 by WCBC Radio. Towson, MD (October 5, 2019) - A correctional dietary officer has been arrested after collaboration between alert line staff, intelligence officers, and a DPSCS K9 team led to the discovery of a large quantity of suspected drugs in a vehicle. The incident occurred on October 2 in the parking lot of Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland.. ​Investigators say the vehicle contained more than 500 strips of Suboxone, along with a sizable amount of suspected synthetic marijuana and heroin. Investigators say the estimated prison value of the drugs is more than $120-thousand dollars. ​. The officer, 37-year old Misty Lowery, is accused of multiple drug offenses, including possessing contraband with the intent to distribute it in a correctional facility.. ​It is illegal in Maryland to possess contraband items on the property belonging to a correctional facility because contraband of any kind in prison poses a great danger to inmates and staff and has the ...
In comparison to the general population, prisoners all over the world have an increased risk of suffering from mental disorders and a high risk of poor health outcome and premature death after release. Prison suicide is the most common preventable cause of death in prison and a major issue for mental health professional working with detainees. Based on the results of international suicide research, there is a consensus that the suicide rates in penal institutions are several times higher than that of the general population. What factors and circumstances are causing the gap between suicide risk of detainees and resident population is yet not understood, suggesting that variations in prison suicide rates reflect differences in criminal justice systems including, possibly, the provision of psychiatric care in prison. Aiming at prevention of prison suicide few prison specific screening instruments have been developed, which are in some places part of the admission routine. Although suicide rates in prison
Community-Based Correctional Facilities: Program Overview- Handwerk & Galli - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. A variety of community based correctional facilities in Ohio
State Correctional Institution at Dallas resumed normal operations Monday following an inmate attack on a correctional officer last week.. A lockdown at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas was lifted Saturday, 36 hours after Joel Perez, 40, a Lancaster County man serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, slashed the right side of correctional officer Francis Petroskis face. The prison remained in a limited state of emergency Monday morning, according to prison spokeswoman Robin Lucas.. Officials with the correctional officers union on Monday expressed dissatisfaction with the duration of the lockdown, saying it should have been extended past the holiday to send a message to inmates. During lockdown, inmates remain locked in their cells. Their yard activities are taken away, their visits are cancelled and they are fed meals in their cells.. Lucas said the prison followed routine protocol and saw no reason to extend the lockdown.. We have no indication that this incident was ...
Effective interventions for adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the correctional setting may improve care during incarceration, decrease risk of substance relapse, and reduce recidivism after release from the correctional setting of these individuals. The present report delineates the epidemiology of adolescent ADHD in the correctional setting and its association with substance use disorders and comorbid psychiatric illnesses. Evidence suggests that adolescents with ADHD have a higher risk of arrest and incarceration during adulthood. The present report examines evidence related to efficacy of atomoxetine, a nonstimulant medication for the treatment of adolescent ADHD, and presents data from a case series evaluating the effectiveness of atomoxetine for the treatment of adolescent ADHD in the Connecticut correctional setting. The results from the case series suggest that atomoxetine is effective for the treatment of adolescent ADHD in the context of significant ...
so perhaps the reporting system may have motivated the jail administrators to clean up their act. Posted by: John Neff , Jan 21, 2007 2:41:51 PM. The cost calculus of prison does not end at the prison door. The following study by Binswanger I. A., Stern M. F., Deyo R. A., Heagerty P. J., Cheadle A., Elmore J. G., Koepsell T. D. 2007. Release from Prison - A High Risk of Death for Former Inmates. N Engl J Med 356:157-165, Jan 11, 2007 shows that inmates face greater mortality rates postrelease than the general population. (BTW: I am also highly skeptical that inmates eat better than the general population.). Eric L Sevigny, Ph.D.. Posted by: , Jan 21, 2007 3:37:43 PM. The study doesnt appear to note how many, if any, inmates are granted a modification of sentence permitting them to die outside prison. That may never happen, but if it does the statistics are skewed.. Posted by: George , Jan 21, 2007 3:55:45 PM. Since the age profile of those in prison is presumably very different from that of the ...
Green Bay Correctional Institution will not accept books without a receipt. Amazon does not always include a receipt with their packages. I have sent some books that the prisoner received and some that have been returned to Amazon marked as undeliverable. I recently sent four books to an inmate that GBCI did NOT return to Amazon but would not give them to the inmate. The prison employee suggested that the inmate donate them to the prison library. That would be fine except the mail room employees sell the books on ebay or Craigs list. Amazon needs to do a better job in mailing things correctly to prisons.. ...
by David M. Reutter. An audit personally overseen by Florida state Rep. David Richardson concluded the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) had approved a pricing scheme that allowed Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), now known as CoreCivic, to operate the Lake City Correctional Facility (LCCF) at a significantly higher cost than if the state had run the prison itself.. Other reports by Rep. Richardson have led to staff changes at the privately-managed Gadsden Correctional Facility for women and the closure of the Lancaster Correctional Institution (LCI) for youthful offenders.. Since Governor Rick Scott began a drive to privatize prison operations - trying to make good on a promise from his successful 2010 campaign to trim $1 billion from the states corrections budget - Richardson has visited some 70 Florida prisons under a law that allows state legislators to enter a facility at any time for a review and inspection.. As recently reported in PLN, Richardson began visiting prisons ...
Objectives-This report presents selected findings on the provision of health care services in U.S. state prisons. Findings on admissions testing for infectious disease, cardiovascular risk factors, and mental health conditions, as well as the location of the provision of care and utilization of telemedicine are all included.. Methods-Data are from the National Survey of Prison Health Care (NSPHC). The survey aimed to conduct semi-structured telephone interviews with respondents from all 50 state Departments of Corrections and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Interviews were conducted in 2012 for calendar year 2011. The level of participation varied by state and questionnaire item.. Results-Overall, 45 states participated in NSPHC. In 2011, the percentages of prison admissions occurring in states that tested at least some prisoners for the following conditions during the admissions process were: 76.9% for hepatitis A, 82.0% for hepatitis B, 87.3% for hepatitis C, 100.0% for tuberculosis, 100.0% for ...
In San Antonio today, a federal judge sentenced a former employee of the Central Texas Detention Facility - GEO (GEO) to 57 months imprisonment for agreeing to provide crystal methamphetamine to an inmate inside the federal detention facility announced U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division and U.S. Marshal Susan Pamerleau.. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez ordered that 28-year-old Abigail Jolynn Abrego be placed under supervised release for a period of three years after completing her prison term. Judge Rodriguez also sentenced Abregos co-defendant and boyfriend, 55-year-old Leonard Belmares, to 46 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. Judge Rodriguez ordered Abrego and Belmares to surrender to federal authorities on or before November 30, 2018, to begin serving their respective prison terms.. Earlier this year, both defendants pleaded ...
The prison population is going grey. According to Frank J. Porporino, Ph.D., The issue of managing the elderly in prisons has emerged as one of the most significant and unplanned-for crises in corrections. It is essential to address the complications of inmates becoming weaker physically and mentally.. The segment of inmates aged 50 or more was 13% in 2011. Thats is an increase of 5 to 8 times the number in 1990. In only a few years between 2005 and 2010, the prison population older than 65 grew at 94 times the rate of the overall prison population. The numbers are, unfortunately, staggering.. While the issue of aging populations in prison is complex, teams at Norix have continued to innovate in ways that can help. As the leading intense-use furniture manufacturer, the challenge of how to focus our efforts to maintain this segment became clear. From a furniture standpoint, Norix determined specific issues in which a positive impact can be made:. ...
Her Majestys Young Offenders Institute (HMYOI) Feltham is the first prison or young offender institution in the country to be awarded Autism Accreditation. Her Majestys Young Offenders Institute (HMYOI) Feltham has been working with The National Autistic Society (NAS) for over two years to improve the way they support offenders with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are in custody. The aim of Accreditation is to improve autism practice across all areas of prison life, including: admission, prison staff training, behaviour management and the physical environment, with the long term aim of tackling issues often faced by prisoners with ASD and ultimately reducing the risk of recidivism in this group.. Clare Hughes, Criminal Justice Manager for Autism Accreditation, The National Autistic Society, said: Were delighted to award Feltham with Autism Accreditation and that the Minister could be here to mark this important moment.. Clare Hughes goes on to highlight a number of important issues: ...
CDC has received reports from New York and New Jersey of 16 prison inmates with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). New York: Between November 1981 and October 1982, ten AIDS cases (nine with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and one with Kaposis sarcoma (KS)) were reported among inmates of New York State correctional facilities. The patients had been imprisoned from 3 to 36 months (mean 18.5 months) before developing symptoms of these two diseases. All ten patients were males ranging in age from 23 to 38 years (mean 29.7 years). Four were black, and of the six who were white, two were Hispanic. Four of the nine patients with PCP died; the patient with KS is alive. All nine patients with PCP also developed oral candidiasis. None of the patients was known to have an underlying illness associated with immunosuppression, and no such illness was found at postmortem examination of the four patients who died. PCP was diagnosed in all nine cases by means of transbronchial or open-lung ...
The United States Penitentiary, Big Sandy (USP Big Sandy) is a high-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Kentucky, near Inez. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also has a satellite prison camp which houses minimum-security male inmates. USP Big Sandy is located in eastern Kentucky, approximately 133 miles (214 km) from Frankfort, 140 miles (230 km) from Lexington, and 320 miles (510 km) from Washington, DC. USP Big Sandy is known for housing multiple high-profile inmates. The facility houses a large number of people who were convicted of crimes in Washington, D.C. due to the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, which gave the Federal Bureau of Prisons custody of sentenced DC felons. As of 2013 up to about 33% had been convicted of DC crimes. Additionally, many federal inmates are sent there because they have been convicted of violent crimes and are now ...
CANTON -- A county jail inmate has been charged with criminal drug possession and felony promotion of prison contraband.. St. Lawrence County Sheriffs deputies charged Christopher teRiele today with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and promoting prison contraband in the first degree, a felony.. Authorities said teRiele was in possession of a Schedule III narcotic while he was being held at the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility.. He was arraigned in Canton Village Court. Bail was set at $5,000 cash before he was returned to the jail.. teRiele was charged in April 2011, along with three others, with theft of $558.60 in merchandise from the Potsdam Price Chopper on Market Street.. ...
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Senate approved a plan Monday that would require the state to hand out condoms at adult prisons, despite a ban on having sex behind bars. The bill by Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, aims to cut the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other diseases in prisons and communities where felons are paroled. It would require the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to make condoms initially available in five prisons by 2015 and in all 33 adult prisons by 2020. Democratic lawmakers said AB999 addresses a public safety issue as well as a potential way for the state to save money. If those inmates get sick while theyre in prison, that costs you ... a condom is cheaper than treating the disease after they get it, said Sen. Rod Wright, D-Los Angeles, who carried the bill in the Senate. Other lawmakers have said handing out condoms would be encouraging inmates to break the law. It is a felony to have sex in prison. The Senate approved the proposal 21-13, ...
Shannon Young said she worries every morning that she will get a phone call saying her husband has been murdered in prison.. My daily fear is that he is going to die, she said.. He was stabbed two months ago, Young said.. Youngs husband is incarcerated at South Central Correctional Facility in Clifton, Tn, a prison operated by CoreCivic, a for-profit company based in Nashville. CoreCivic was previously known as CCA, Corrections Corporation of America.. Alex Friedmann of the prison watchdog group Human Rights Defense Center said in the last five years, two inmates have been murdered at South Central. During a five-year period, he said, ten inmates have been killed in CoreCivic prisons. In comparison, during the same five years, he said, five inmates - half as many - were murdered at state-run prisons.. It is an inexcusable number, Friedmann said.. Adjusted for population counts, Friedmann said the homicide rate at CoreCivic facilities is four times higher than the rate for TDOC ...
Several different prison systems exist in the United States: a federal prison system, 50 state systems, and more than 3000 local jail systems (for short term imprisonment). Overall estimates of health care are therefore sparse. Some estimates do exist, however, about the state and federal systems of long term prisons.. Last June 1012 851 Americans were recorded in state and federal prisons, according to the US Justice Department. About 90% were in state prisons. By … ...
WICHITA FALLS, Texas -Louis Griego, Jr., aka Big Lou, 44, of Wichita Falls, Texas, was sentenced on Monday, by U.S. District Judge Reed C. OConnor, to 168 months (14 years) in federal prison following his guilty plea in July 2013 to an indictment charging conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.. A total of seven defendants have pleaded guilty in the case. In August, Judge OConnor sentenced Anthony Rueben Johnston, 28, to 480 months (40 years) in federal prison; Rachel Dawn Billen, 20, to 36 months and Christina Gail Thompson, 32, to 42 months in federal prison. Each of the defendants pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.. Three other defendants charged in the case, Janis Hernandez, James Allan Holley and Darren Scott Murphy, Jr., also pleaded guilty, and their sentencing dates are scheduled during ...
Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings sentenced Juan Carlos Pinales, 23, to 151 months in federal prison, Ramon Osvaldo Escobar-Robles, 25, to 78 months in federal prison, and Jesus Mario Moreno-Perez, 24, to 120 months in federal prison.
She decried the state of the prisons, saying they were too congested. She cited the Kirikiri Medium Security Prison meant for about 1,700 inmates, but which has about 3,800 on its roll. This is more than what the prison can cater for, adding there would be a stress on its budget and facilities. We must decongest the prison. Lets fast-track the judicial system, and allow the inmates some freedom, such as use of phones and conjugal relationship, she added.. She said it 90 per cent of prison inmates were those awaiting trial with some mistakenly brought there. She urged that the Chief Judge to grant amnesty to those who had over stayed at the prisons.. Mrs Falana praised NGOs for their roles in the prisons. The NGOs are doing very well to improve the place, she added. Those graduating were not by governments effort but the NGO.. The event, organised by PFNs arm - Life Recovery Pre-release Empowerment Programme, was supported by the Covenant University (CU) and the Small and Medium ...
E. A. Wang and coauthors studied the risk for hospitalizations among former inmates soon after their release from correctional facilities.
Thank you very much for the welcome. We are pleased to be here to present our findings on the report. I will keep my introductory remarks fairly brief, which will allow members to ask questions as appropriate.. The background is that in March 2011, the RQIA took part in joint inspections of Hydebank Wood Young Offenders Centre and Ash House Womens Prison in partnership with the Criminal Justice Inspection (CJI), Her Majestys Inspectorate of Prisons and the Education and Training Inspectorate. Those inspections were carried out as a follow-up to previous inspections that took place in 2007. The joint reports of those inspections have also been published. In addition, the RQIA conducted a detailed inspection of healthcare at Hydebank Wood Young Offenders Centre and Ash House Womens Prison, and our report on prison healthcare is the focus of todays evidence.. Hydebank Wood Young Offenders Centre and Ash House are located on the same site in south Belfast. The young offenders centre ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Degrees of Permeability. T2 - Confinement, Power and Resistance in Freetowns Central Prison. AU - Schneider, Luisa. PY - 2020/3/1. Y1 - 2020/3/1. N2 - This article deconstructs a binary that has arisen between prisons as, on the one hand, total institutions of exclusion and, on the other, carceral continuums that incorporate marginalized urban livelihoods. The experiences of four inmates at Pademba Road, Freetowns male prison - which accommodates inmates with sentences from one year to life - illustrate that prisons belong in neither camp. Instead, inmates unique responses to their imprisonment show that both a prisons continuity and its exclusionary mechanism are situational and gendered as crime, social standing, capital and agency coalesce. Following Michel de Certeaus examination of peoples reappropriations of culture in everyday life, this article analyses how inmates tactics to reinforce and bend prison walls work to either strengthen or undermine the carceral ...
New York has agreed to overhaul the state prison systems use of solitary confinement in a landmark court settlement, which will significantly reduce the number of inmates held in isolation and cut the maximum length of stay, according to court papers.
After the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in 2014 that Pennsylvania was mistreating mentally ill inmates, the state prison system promised major reforms. Today, those changes have garnered both praise and, in some cases, criticism.
Pubdate: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB) Copyright: 2017 Canoe Limited Partnership. Contact: Website: Details: Author: Jonny Wakefield Page: 9 ALBERTA JAILS SAW MORE THAN 120 OVERDOSES IN 2016 Alberta correctional facilities have recorded more than 120 overdoses in the past two years, and dozens more in federal prisons in the province, new statistics show. Postmedia obtained the data after a string of overdoses at the Edmonton Remand Centre. Since Nov. 29, at least three inmates at the remand centre have been found unresponsive in their cells after apparent overdoses, one of whom died. Despite efforts to keep contraband out of correctional institutions - including use of ion scanners, body scanners and detector dogs - the statistics show deadly opioids such as fentanyl are still getting in. Between January 2016 and Nov. 30 of this year, 122 suspected overdoses were reported in ...
A national research report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (1351.0.55.031) showed a dramatic increase in the national prison population between 1994 and 2007 of 3.7% per year, and an increase in prisoners with prior imprisonment increasing at a rate of 3.2% per year. These figures indicate a national increase of around 50% in the rate of imprisonment over 10 years. A Vice Chancellors fellow at the University of Melbournes Melbourne Law School with more than 30 years experience in the Australian criminal justice system, Peter Norden says the time has come for a change in thinking.. What further evidence could be required of a prison system that is failing and a criminal justice system that is in urgent need of review and evaluation, Mr Norden says.. Meanwhile throughout Australia, states and territories like Victoria resort to bidding wars on longer sentences and an increased use of imprisonment, particularly in the period leading up to a State election.. If these ...
Yes . . . I dont think Luckyoldsen really groks quite how awful many of Americas domestic prisons are. Excessive beatings, electroshock torture, sexual abuse (incl. rape) of female prisoners by guards, staging fights between prisoners, prisoner-prisoner rape. The usual Abu Ghraib-type stuff. These are widely reported in many large state prison systems, both (to address a point raised earlier in a different thread) in the state prison systems and the county jail systems. California and Florida come up often as having particularly ghoulish state prison systems. Gitmo is a model of civilisation by comparison ...
Most prisons in Delaware will not accept books from small and local bookstores nor will they accept them from friends and family of the prisoner. You have to ship direct from a major national bookstore like Amazon.. We highly recommend that you only shop for books on Amazon and most importantly that you only view books for sale by Amazon themselves (other third party merchants can also sell on to ensure your books correctly. Other online bookstores and even many third party sellers on are known to cancel orders to prisons or to not pack them according to prison requirements.. Do not have the books shipped to yourself and the forward the parcel onto the Prison. Books must be shipped direct from Amazon to the Prison.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - HIV seroprevalence and associated risk factors among male inmates at the Belize Central Prison. AU - Gough, Ethan. AU - Edwards, Paul. PY - 2009/1/1. Y1 - 2009/1/1. N2 - To determine the seroprevalence of HIV and identify associated risk factors among inmates at the Belize Central Prison, managed by the Kolbe Foundation, Belize. Methods. A voluntary sample of 623 participants was obtained from the male inmate population incarcerated during the period from 15 January to 5 March 2005. HIV serostatus was determined on location using the Abbott Determine Assay for HIV-1/2 for screening, and the MedMira MiraWell Rapid HIV-1/2 Test for confirmatory testing. Remaining serum was tested by ELISA at the Central Medical Laboratory, Belize. Demographic and risk behavior data were collected using an interviewer administered pre-tested questionnaire. A multivariate logistic regression was used to adjust for potential confounders and to identify independent associations with HIV seropositivity. ...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Officials say the men who were housed at an Alaska womens prison to participate in a program intended to reduce recidivism have been moved to an Anchorage jail.. The Chugiak-Eagle River Star reports the 37 male inmates at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center were transferred last week to the Anchorage Correctional Complex.. State Department of Corrections Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom says the move is part of a plan to reinstate programs lost when the men were sent to the Hiland facility.. The male inmates participating in the Transformational Living Community were moved to Hiland in 2017.. Alaska Correctional Ministries operates the program. Its executive director, Sam Humphreys, says the womens program at Hiland was not disrupted by the men.. The male inmates were separated from the female inmates.. ...
Background. Prisoners constitute a group with increased health and social care needs. Although implementing policies that aim at improving outcomes within this population should be a priority area, studies that attempt to assess health outcomes and health related quality of life (HRQoL) in this population are limited. Aim. To assess HRQoL in a prison population in Greece and to explore the relationship between HRQoL and a set of individual sociodemographic and health related characteristics and characteristics of detention. Methods. A cross-sectional study involving 100 male prisoners was conducted in the prison of Corinth in Greece. HRQoL was assessed through the use of the SF-36 and the EQ-5D. Results. The mean physical and mental summary scores of the SF-36 were 55.33 and 46.82, respectively. The EQ-VAS mean score was 76.41%, while the EQ-5D index was 0.72. Multivariate analysis identified a statistical relationship between HRQoL and the conditions of detention, controlling for the effect of ...
Focusing on state programs designed to reduce recidivism rates, such as the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, is one way to deter crime and ensure public safety, the research says.. High rates of offenders returning to prison and long prison stays both contribute to Michigans incarceration rate, according to a new research brief on prison population and corrections expenditures by the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, which is located in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.. The center analyzed prison data from the 1960s to 2008. Michigan made substantial gains in crime reduction beginning in the mid-1980s, going from an index crime rate above that of neighboring states and higher than national index crime rate to a rate that is lower than most neighboring states and is lower than the national rate.. Recently, the ratio of inmates to the state population has stabilized, and even declined in some years, fluctuating around 500 prisoners ...
The Alabama Department of Public Health recommends that correctional and detention facilities follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for assistance in managing the introduction, spread, and mitigation of COVID-19 in their facilities.. CDC has provided comprehensive Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities (updated May 7, 2020). The guidance includes recommended best practices for all such facilities, regardless of size. CDC has also posted Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Correctional Facilities and Detention Facilities, applicable to administrators, staff, incarcerated persons, and family members (updated June 17, 2020).. ...
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading infectious killers of adults globally. Incarcerated individuals represent a vulnerable population when it comes to TB exposure, development of disease, and poor treatment outcomes. The TB pandemic in prisons is a serious human rights issue, and multiple global organizations have called for human rights-based strategies to address it. There are, however, few countries implementing such programs on the ground. Georgia, a former Soviet republic located in the Caucasus Mountains, has high rates of TB and a large prison population. This paper describes a needs assessment carried out in one prison in Georgia and the human rights-based strategy being implemented by the Georgian National TB Program to address TB control in the prison setting. It is hoped that the proposed program can serve as a model for other countries with high rates of TB among incarcerated individuals.. ...
Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Apr 28. pii: S0210-5705(14)00081-8. doi: 10.1016/j.gastrohep.2014.03.004. [Epub ahead of print]. Saiz de la Hoya P1, Portilla J2, Marco A3, García-Guerrero J4, Faraco I5, Antón J6, de Juan J7, Pozo E8.. Abstract. BACKGROUND: The diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis C are major concerns in prisons.. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this randomized clinical trial was to determine the extent to which directly observed therapy (DOT) improved the efficacy of the standard treatment for chronic hepatitis C in the prison setting.. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A randomized clinical trial was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of a DOT compared with a self-administered therapy in prison inmates who underwent standard treatment for chronic hepatitis C (based on pegylated interferon alpha-2a and ribavirin).. RESULTS: A total of 252 inmates were randomized, of which 244 were analyzed: 109 in the DOT group and 135 in the non-DOT group. The mean age was 35.88 years (SD 6.54), 94.3% were ...
Of course, shipping inmates over 1,000 miles away to a largely unregulated private prison system can create pretty gruesome consequences. Idahos virtual prison program and Texas private prison system more generally came under scrutiny after the tragic suicide of Scot Noble Payne, who died at GEOs Dickens County Correctional Center in 2007. Another Idaho inmate, Randall McCullough, killed himself in GEOs Bill Clayton Detention Center in Littlefield earlier this year after being held in solitary confinement as an administrative penalty for a fight. According to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards September 1st population report, the Bill Clayton center held 371 contract prisoners, presumably all Idaho prisoners, meaning a significant amount of Idaho prisoners will remain in Texas for the time being. Why Texas continues to allow the importation of out-of-state prisoners to state private prisons when we clearly have our own in-house problems baffles me. Well keep you posted on developments ...
Jails and prisons have become de facto psychiatric hospitals (institutions) which warehouse the seriously mentally ill. We know that 20 percent of inmates in jails and 15 percent of inmates in state prisons have a serious mental illness (356,000), more than 10 times the number of those that remain at state psychiatric hospitals. Seventy percent of adolescents in juvenile correctional facilities have a mental health condition, and 40 percent of individuals with serious mental illnesses have been in jail or prison at some time in their lives. In 2016, the largest mental institutions in the United States are the Cook County Jail (Chicago) and the Los Angeles County Jail. An estimate from the Vera Institute of Justice found that 80 percent of those booked in county jails dont receive any treatment after they get there. To give you some perspective, in the 1950s, there were over 500,000 psychiatric beds in state hospitals and now were at around 35,000. Inadvertently, our jails and prisons have ...
relinquish custody of temporary detainees to juvenile and medical authorities * sometimes operate community-based programs with electronic monitoring or other types of supervision. Not included in the survey or census are inmates in six States with combined jail and prison systems. At midyear 1994 these States-Alaska (except for 5 local jails), Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont--held nearly 6,000 inmates who were unsentenced or had sentences of less than a year. These inmates and the facilities that house them are included in BJS prison statistics. The 1993 Census of Jails also included, for the first time, seven Federal facilities that perform the pretrial functions of local jails. Data on these Federal facilities and inmates are reported separately. (See the section on Federal jails.) Local jail inmates On June 30, 1994, the Nations jails held 490,442 inmates, an increase of 6.7% over the number held on June 30, 1993. The jail population grew by more than 30,000 inmates ...
Former movie mogul and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein has been placed in isolation in a New York prison after testing positive for the coronavirus, the head of the state correctional officers union said Monday.Weinstein, who turned 68 on March 19, is being isolated at maximum security Wende Correctional Facility, in a town near Buffalo in upstate New York.The state prison system confirmed that two inmates at Wende have tested positive for COVID-19, but did not identify them
Former movie mogul and convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein has been placed in isolation in a New York prison after testing positive for the coronavirus, the head of the state correctional officers union said Monday.Weinstein, who turned 68 on March 19, is being isolated at maximum security Wende Correctional Facility, in a town near Buffalo in upstate New York.The state prison system confirmed that two inmates at Wende have tested positive for COVID-19, but did not identify them
September 20, 2012. Associated Press. A riot Wednesday September 19 at a California prison holding many of the states most hardened criminals left 11 inmates hospitalized, including one who was shot by correctional officers.. The disturbance inside a yard at the California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom involved an unknown number of inmates after it broke out shortly after 11 a.m., said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.. In addition to the inmate who was shot, at least 10 were either stabbed or slashed during the riot, Thornton said. Their conditions have not been released and no other injuries have been reported.. Prison officials still dont know how many inmates were involved nor a possible motive, Thornton added.. It is at least the second known incident within a year at the 2,800-inmate maximum-security facility that opened in 1986 commonly known as New Folsom, due to its proximity to the more well-known Folsom State Prison, ...
In a number of countries, life imprisonment has been effectively abolished. Many of the countries whose governments have abolished both life imprisonment and indefinite imprisonment have been culturally influenced or colonized by Spain or Portugal and have written such prohibitions into their current constitutional laws (including Portugal itself but not Spain).[citation needed]. A number of European countries have abolished all forms of indefinite imprisonment, including Serbia, Croatia and Spain, which set the maximum sentence at 40 years (for each conviction, which in practice keeps the possibility of de facto life imprisonment), Bosnia and Herzegovina, which sets the maximum sentence at 45 years, and Portugal, which abolished all forms of life imprisonment with the prison reforms of Sampaio e Melo in 1884 and sets the maximum sentence at 25 years.[citation needed]. Norway (de jure) and Spain (de facto from 1993 until February 2018, the question being now debated of reintroducing de jure life ...
We have to stop this slave system, says Melvin Ray we already went through that institution one time before. From inside a segregation cell in St Clair Correctional Facility in Melville, Alabama, Ray is trying to organize a strike against unpaid prison labor and for better conditions. Ray and other prisoners involved in the Free Alabama Movement announced earlier this month that they would refuse to work prison jobs this week. It would have been the second time this year that Alabama prisoners organized a work stoppage; a similar strike in January began at St Clair and spread to at least two other prisons in the state. Ray says he has been held in a filthy segregation unit since January 3rd, the eve of the first strike-retaliation, he believes, for his part in the protest. Speaking to The Prison Complex on Monday, shortly after the strike was scheduled to start, Ray said the Free Alabama Movement wants to change the overall approach to what corrections is like in the United States. And ...
Ghost Adventures heads to Carson City to investigate the Nevada State Prison. Once a nightmare for inmates and guards alike, the now-closed prison raises the bar to new, frightening levels for Zak Bagans and his crew.
Prison can be characterized as an impoverished environment encouraging a sedentary lifestyle with limited autonomy and social interaction, which may negatively affect self-control and executive function. Here, we aim to study the effects of imprisonment on self-control and executive functions, and we report the change in neuropsychological outcome after three months of imprisonment.Participants were 37 male inmates in a remand prison in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, who completed six tests of a computerized neuropsychological test battery (the CANTAB) in the first week of arrival. Participants were retested after three months of imprisonment. Change in performance was tested using the Wilcoxon Signed-Rank test.After three months of imprisonment, self-control risk taking significantly increased (measured as an increase in the proportion of available points used for betting) and attention significantly deteriorated (measured as increased variability in reaction times on a sustained attention task), with
Rates of HIV and Hepatitis C infection have reached epidemic proportions among prison populations in many parts of the world, epidemics primarily driven by the sharing of injecting equipment both inside and outside prison walls. Ireland also faces the challenges of preventing disease transmission among injecting drug using prisoners, implementing best practice harm reduction programmes and safeguarding the healthcare rights of prisoners. On Thursday, December 11th the Irish Penal Reform Trust and Merchants Quay Ireland will be holding a public forum entitled HIV, Hepatitis C, and Harm Reduction in Prisons: Evidence, Best Practice and Human Rights. This forum will examine the evidence of HIV, Hepatitis C and risk behaviour among Irish prisoners, as well as review examples of international best practice in HIV/Hepatitis C prevention and harm reduction in prisons.. Preventing the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C in prisons, and caring for those infected, are important issues of public health ...
Jail-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Program Cost Analysis Study Prepared By: Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa With Funds Provided
Many inmates left for years in filthy overcrowded cells. Amnesty International researchers, recently returned from Nigeria, have expressed shock at the prison conditions they witnessed and the protracted delays in Nigerias justice system. Aster van Kregten, Nigeria researcher for Amnesty International said: The circumstances under which the Nigerian government locks up its inmates are appalling. Many inmates are left for years awaiting trial in filthy overcrowded cells with Childrens rights and adults often held together.. Some prisoners are called forgotten inmates as they never go to court and nobody knows how much longer their detention will last, simply because their case files are lost.. The Amnesty International delegation spent two weeks in Nigeria, visiting 10 prisons in the states of Enugu, Kano and Lagos, and in the Federal Capital Territory.. In the wake of its findings, the organisation called on the Nigerian government to properly fund urgent prison improvements and ensure ...
Washington Zero Dark Thirty, a nominee for Sundays Oscar as Best Picture, reignited debate about whether the waterboarding of terrorism suspects was torture. This practice, which ended in 2003, was used on only three suspects. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of American prison inmates are kept in protracted solitary confinement that arguably constitutes torture and probably violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition of cruel and unusual punishments.. Noting that half of all prison suicides are committed by prisoners held in isolation, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., has prompted an independent assessment of solitary confinement in federal prisons. State prisons are equally vulnerable to Eighth Amendment challenges concerning whether inmates are subjected to substantial risk of serious harm.. America, with 5 percent of the worlds population, has 25 percent of its prisoners. Mass incarceration, which means a perpetual crisis of prisoners re-entering society, has generated understanding of ...
Among the drug addict patients she meets regularly she is known as Mama Brown, and she says they often share a hug and a laugh.. Many of them become very familiar as they are what staff call frequent flyers - in and out of prison all the time. At any one time, around a third of inmates are locked up for three weeks or less and return repeatedly, their stays not long enough to address their emotional or addiction issues.. Amanda says: Many of the residents lives are so chaotic that prison is a refuge. But it is not necessarily the best place for them.. Amanda says: The state spends a huge amount on housing women in prison and that could be much better spent on rehabilitation. There are places out there that do that but there are nowhere near enough.. One of the biggest problems in prison is drugs.. Amanda says with a sigh: I hate the illegal drugs which come into prison with a passion.. Women cant be examined physically so they can hide stuff in the front passage, the back passage and ...
From the early nineteenth century to the current day reformers, policy makers, prison governors and medical officers have grappled with relentlessly high levels of mental illness in prisons. Since the creation of modern and specialised prisons and prison regimes, prison regimes and conditions - the separate system, solitary confinement and overcrowding - were criticised for their impact on the mental wellbeing of their inmates. This paper explores the management of mentally ill prisoners in the late nineteenth century, paying particular attention to Liverpool Borough Prison. Managing mentally ill prisoners - male and female - became a significant part of the prison surgeons workload and a drain on the prisons resources. Drawing on underexploited prison archives, official papers, medical literature, and asylum casebooks, this paper examines the efforts of prison officers to cope with mental illness among prison populations, and how these drew on, reflected and reinforced late ...
Examines and compares the health status and health service utilization of women and men in a provincial correctional jail in Atlantic Canada. Finds that prisoners experienced a number of physical and mental health issues and a large proportion used health services during incarceration. The quality and accessibility of health services played a significant role in how participants viewed health care in jail. Sex and gender are shown to influence the health status and use of health services among provincial prisoners. Females report more heath issues and poorer overall health, as well as more difficulties accessing health services during incarceration than male prisoners. Race also plays a role in health status and health service utilization. Aboriginal prisoners rate their overall physical and mental health poorer than non-Aboriginals. They also report a greater need for health services, but use them less than non-Aboriginal prisoners.. ...
Examines and compares the health status and health service utilization of women and men in a provincial correctional jail in Atlantic Canada. Finds that prisoners experienced a number of physical and mental health issues and a large proportion used health services during incarceration. The quality and accessibility of health services played a significant role in how participants viewed health care in jail. Sex and gender are shown to influence the health status and use of health services among provincial prisoners. Females report more heath issues and poorer overall health, as well as more difficulties accessing health services during incarceration than male prisoners. Race also plays a role in health status and health service utilization. Aboriginal prisoners rate their overall physical and mental health poorer than non-Aboriginals. They also report a greater need for health services, but use them less than non-Aboriginal prisoners.. ...
Prison staff and harm reduction Additional module: Infectious diseases Training Criminal Justice Professionals in Harm Reduction Services for Vulnerable Groups funded by the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers Session 1 Infectious diseases Slideshow 39623 by Samuel
On Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, the public comment period begins for the proposal to Issue Air Quality Control Renewal Permit No. 79252 to Geo Secure Services, LLC for the continued operation of Arizona State Prison - Kingman facility located in Mohave County, Arizona. The comment period ends on Jan. 30, 2020.Public Notice/Related Documents | View |Comments may be submitted as
Employees at State Board Of Control Of Wisconsin, State Prison in Waupun, may have been exposed to asbestos which can lead to mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
For years prisoners throughout the California and United States prison system have been subject to similar unjust and atrocious confinement conditions. These injustices will no longer be tolerated. Right now thousands of prisoners hunger striking in Pelican Bay State Prison and in prisons across California and the country are demanding to be treated humanely with dignity and respect. We demand the same. We stand with the prison hunger strike and require that the prisoners five simple and reasonable core demands be met. 1. The end of Group punishment (e.g. all black inmates having visitation cut off regardless of actual affiliation with problem prisoner); 2. Abolishing of the de-briefing process (forcing prisoners to identify other gang members even with lack of sufficient evidence to prove original gang affiliation, which by the way gets whomever is named thrown into the Security Housing Units); 3. End long term solitary confinement (a practice which is known to cause long term, ...
Authorities are investigating after a female inmate at the Hennepin County Jail died of an apparent seizure Wednesday night. The Hennepin County Sheriffs Office said the inmate suffered the seizure at about 4:55 p.m. Wednesday.
With more than 25,000 inmates behind bars, and one of the highest per-capita incarceration rates in the nation, Oklahoma spends a lot on prisons and has for the past 40 years. Inmates arent always in the best health. With its tough 85-percent rule requiring certain offenders to serve most of their sentence before being eligible for release, inmates are staying in prison longer and therefore growing old there. The geriatric-age prison population is growing rapidly and with aging, coupled with a poor health history, come health problems ...
The number of state prison inmates available to perform crucial, labor-intensive tasks in battles against wildfires could soon drop dramatically, due to Californias shift of low-level offenders from state prisons to county jails. When wildfires ignite in California, some of the first crews on the scene are not state firefighters, but inmates who undergo training to handle such jobs as creating containment lines. Inmates - distinguished by their orange protective clothing (Cal Fire firefighters wear yellow) - were a key force last month in containing the Robbers Fire, which burned 2,650 acres in a steep American River canyon northeast of Auburn (Placer County). [...] much of the fire-line work fell to more than 800 prisoners who used chain saws and hand tools to create a containment line in the rugged terrain. [...] their availability is about to take a steep dive because of Gov. Jerry Browns realignment program to reduce the number of state prisoners and cut costs by housing more inmates in county
Corrections officer Jeff Godzeski acted negligently in the Aug. 11 death of a Boone County Jail inmate, the county sheriffs office said.
Prisoners are at exceptional risk of viral infection because of the numerous high risk activities associated with incarceration. Prisons are incubators for infectious disease, yet are not readily accessible for screening and intervention. They provide a high-yield opportunity for early prison employees, but also family members and the general population.. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of HIV, HBV and HCV among prisoners in Sokoto State central prison, Sokoto State, Nigeria.. Study Design: This was a cross sectional study involving male prisoners because of certain religious reasons we were not allowed access to female prisoners. Duration: The study lasted for three months between April to June, 2015. Methodology: A total of 99 male prisoners from Sokoto State central prison had their blood samples collected and screened for antibodies against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatits C Virus (HCV) using the principle of lateral flow ...
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing, detention, forced injections/drug administration, beatings, hung up, imprisonment, solitary confinement, torture, sexual assault, force-feedings Ms. Wang Yuzhuo from Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province, was sentenced to ten years in prison in 2002. Her term expired on May 1st, 2012. Her family has been contacted to pick her up, but they are worried that the local 610 Office agents (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) may take Ms. Wang directly to a brainwashing centre instead of releasing her. Ms. Wang was an ECG physician at the Shuangyashan City Peoples Hospital. She was arrested on May 2nd, 2002, and later sentenced to ten years in prison. She was sent to Heilongjiang Womens Prison in Harbin City on April 3rd, 2003. She was diagnosed with uterine fibroids and serious heart problems, but the prison still admitted her. During the ten years of imprisonment, Ms. Wang was subjected to severe physical abuse and torture. She ...
39.675369,126.850522. The Yodok political prison camp, also known as Camp 15, is located 68 miles northeast of Pyongyang in Yodok County, South Hamgyong Province. Situated in a mountain valley formed by the Ipsok River, the camp is bordered by mountains on all sides. Yodok is approximately 145 square miles in area and is said to be surrounded by a 10-to-14-foot-tall barbed wire and electrified fence. 25-foot-tall watchtowers appear to be spaced at half-mile intervals. Reports suggest that 1,000 heavily armed guards and dogs patrol the camp. The only access to Yodok is through the Chaebong Pass. Reports emerged in 2014 suggesting that Yodok was being emptied and overhauled in order to create a model prison as part of a campaign to whitewash the regimes egregious human rights record.. Like all political prison camps in North Korea, Yodok is designed to segregate from the general prison population those enemies of the State that have committed political crimes and to punish them for those ...
The article includes an analysis of differences in attitudes towards work in conditions of imprisonment and among employed and long-term unemployed men not detained in prison.The results of the analysis showed a moderate interaction effect of the factors: imprisonment and unemployment (F (1.407) = 6.16, p <0.05, Eta 2 = 0.36). It turned out that the environment of prison isolation and unemployment are mutually related, and the least favorable attitudes towards were shown by the men serving imprisonment sentence, having at the same time no employment opportunities.
ACT decision is a step forward for health, human rights and prisoner rehabilitation. Michael Moore writes:. The first prison needle and syringe program in the English speaking world will come into operation in Canberra. The announcement is a major breakthrough for public health.. The one-for-one exchange program is a key driver to reduce the spread of diseases such as Hepatitis C. It is a decision about health, human rights and rehabilitation.. The Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher revealed that the Alexander Maconochie Centre, the ACTs prison will have a one for one needle exchange operating at the prison as part of a broad policy to reduce the spread of blood borne viruses.. The Chief Minister has withstood the barrage of arguments about quasi legalisation, being soft on prisoners and just keep the drugs out to give priority to the health of the prisoners, their families and to the broader community. The average prison stay in Australia is less than a year. Prisons ...
Victorian Age Prisons. Prisons in the 19 th C entury London. Why Victorian Prisons?. Victorian Prisons were built for a variety of reasons Crimes Increased from 5,000 crimes per year in 1800 to 20,000 in 1840 Slideshow...
In response to a Supreme Court mandate to reduce its penitentiary population, California is shipping prisoners to private correctional facilities in Arizona, Oklahoma and Mississippi, far from friends and family.
The Botswana Prisons Service has the following decorations and medals:[1]. *BPS Medal for Conspicuous Bravery (BMCB) - for ... They are awarded to civilians, members of the defence force, the police, the prisons service, and teachers. ...
The Prisons (Carceri)[edit]. The Prisons (Carceri d'invenzione or 'Imaginary Prisons'), is a series of 16 prints produced in ... The Prisons (Le Carceri) - The complete first and second states. New York: Dover publications.. ... Prisons of the Imagination (images from the exhibition of the Carceri, low-res) ...
Prisons[edit]. There are three prison types in Greece: general, special, and therapeutic prisons. General prisons include three ... The percentage of juveniles in Greek prison is 2.9%. Greece's occupancy rate in prisons is 99%, which means that its prisons ... One example of a special prison would be an agricultural prison. The last type is a therapeutic prison, which includes ... "Prison conditions in Greece". European Prison Observatory. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2019.. ...
Economics of the prison industry[edit]. Main articles: Penal labor, Private prisons, and Prison-industrial complex ... Prison Research Education Action (2005). "Demythologizing Our Views of Prison". Instead of Prisons: A Handbook for ... The prison abolition movement seeks to eliminate prisons altogether. It is distinct from prison reform, although abolitionists ... Some jurisdictions refer to the prison population (total or per-prison) as the prison muster.[84] ...
"Joshua Jebb on Pentonville Prison, London". Elton Engineering Books. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 31 ... Two Acts of Parliament allowed for the building of Pentonville Prison for the detention of convicts sentenced to imprisonment ... Captain (later Major General Sir) Joshua Jebb designed Pentonville Prison, introducing new concepts such as single cells with ...
The majority of respondents agreed than prisons kept the public safe by containing offenders, but other aspects of prisons, ... of those in prison.[51] In November 2019 the police launched a campaign to reduce Māori re-offending, as 51% of those in prison ... From 2002, prison sentence rates rose to a high of 11.5 percent in 2005 then fell to 8.5 percent in 2008, before increasing ... Correctional facilities (prisons)[edit]. Main article: List of correctional facilities in New Zealand ...
Prison inmates[edit]. Deliberate self-harm is especially prevalent in prison populations. A proposed explanation for this is ... Constance Lytton, a prominent suffragette, used a stint in Holloway Prison during March 1909 to mutilate her body. Her plan was ... She wrote of this in her memoir Prisons and Prisoners. ... that prisons are often violent places, and prisoners who wish ... to convince other prisoners that they are dangerously insane and resilient to pain or to obtain protection from the prison ...
It would be completed in 1878, and house the council rooms, public library, fire department rooms, and city prison.[27] An ...
Camp Chase Prison was a Union Army prison in Columbus. There was a plot among prisoners to revolt and escape in 1863. The ... Prison camps[edit]. Its most significant Civil War site is Johnson's Island, located in Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie. Barracks and ... Angela M. Zombek, "Camp Chase Prison," Ohio History, (2011) 118#1 pp 24-48 ...
Prison[edit]. Simpsonville developer J. Clifford Todd bought the hospital in 1983 for $3,005,000. He and architect Milton ... Thompson wanted to convert it into a minimum-security prison for the state, but the developers dropped the plan after neighbors ...
Prisons[edit]. In prisons, the term lockdown can be defined as a course of action to control the movement of inmates. Confining ... The term is used for a prison protocol that usually prevents people, information or objects from leaving an area. The protocol ... "Prison Race Rights: An Easy Case for Segregation." Calif. L. Rev. 95 (2007): 2261. ... is used when all prisoners are locked in their cells to prevent prison riots or unrest from spreading or during an emergency.[ ...
In 1877, the previously localized prisons were nationalized in the Home Office under a Prison Commission. The Prison Act of ... J. W. Fox, "The Modern English Prison" (1934). *^ a b c d Acton, William (1857). Prostitution Considered in its Moral, Social, ... In 1877 du Cane encouraged Disraeli's government to remove all prisons from local government; he held a firm grip on the prison ... Lionel W. Fox (1998). The English Prison and Borstal Systems. p. 46. ISBN 9780415177382. .. ...
Andersonville Prison[edit]. In 1864, the government relocated Union prisoners of war from Richmond, Virginia, to the town of ... After Frank's death sentence was commuted to life in prison by the outgoing Governor, an outraged lynch mob seized Frank from ... It generated revenue for the state by leasing out the prison population, many of whom were black, to work for private ... During its 15 months of operation, the Andersonville prison camp held 45,000 Union soldiers; at least 13,000 died from disease ...
Prisons and detention center conditions[edit]. Conditions in most large prisons were harsh and life-threatening. During the ... Prison officials refused AI access to the room where the abuses allegedly occurred. The deputy commander of the prison claimed ... According to a March 16 MONUC report on arrests and detentions in prisons, government security forces and prison officials ... Government security services often clandestinely transferred such prisoners to secret prisons. Civilian and military prisons ...
Prison in second instance[edit]. In October 2016, Lorenzoni supported the decision of the Supreme Federal Court of allowing the ... prison of defendants convicted in second instance, and said the will include it among the anti-corruptions measures. "What are ...
Education and Prison Reform[edit]. To increase rehabilitation rates in the Bahamas, there was an education program introduced ... Reintegration is an important part of being released from prison. It is when officers try to aid inmates with necessary ... Niles, B., & Bernard, A. (2000). Beginning Again Approaches to Education for Rehabilitation in Caribbean Prisons. EDUCATION FOR ... of the Bahamas reviewed the EFA guidelines and initiated a 5-year program to better the education system in the prisons in the ...
"MP's Ripper prison demand", BBC World News. 9 March 2003 *^ "Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe's Weight-Gain Strategy in Latest ... and could be returned to prison. Sutcliffe is reported to have been transferred from Broadmoor to Frankland Prison in Durham in ... Prison and Broadmoor Hospital[edit]. Following his conviction and incarceration, Sutcliffe chose to use the name Coonan, his ... "Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe moved from Broadmoor to prison". BBC News. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2016.. ...
Bankruptcy protection and an abolition of debtors' prisons[edit]. George noted that most debt, though bearing the appearance of ... and prisons to enforce collection on these illegitimate obligations. George did not provide any data to support this view, but ...
Effects of prison smoking restrictions[edit]. Prisons are increasingly restricting tobacco smoking.[127] In the United States, ... Prison officials and guards are sometimes worried due to previous events in other prisons concerning riots, fostering a ... cigarette black market within the prison, and other problems resulting from total prison smoking restrictions. Prisons have ... Prisons Clinics Asylums Schools,. youth. houses,. kindergartens High. schools Gymnasiums,. indoor. pools Museums,. theatres,. ...
Ağca's life sentence was reduced to 10 years in prison for murder under a Turkish law that shortened prison sentences if served ... Rabia Kazan, who interviewed Ali Ağca when he was in prison. References[edit]. *^ Freedman, Robert Owen, The Middle East from ... Prison time, release, and rearrest[edit]. Ağca was sentenced in July 1981 to life imprisonment in Italy for the assassination ... "Mehmet Ali Agca, le Turc qui avait voulu tuer le Pape, libéré de prison" (in French). Agence France Presse. 2006-01-12. ...
Prison inmates and military personnel[edit]. Prisons and military barracks[18] can be crowded and confined, and poor hygiene ... The earliest reports were made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in US state prisons. In the news media, ... MRSA is common in hospitals, prisons, and nursing homes, where people with open wounds, invasive devices such as catheters, and ... People who spend time in confined spaces with other people, including occupants of homeless shelters, prison inmates, and ...
Prison issues: contraband cell phone and SIM[edit]. After a fellow death row inmate, Richard Tabler, used a smuggled cell phone ... CBS 11 TV: 13 Cell Phones Found In Texas Prison Shakedown Archived December 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ... and served three years in prison in 1989 for auto theft. According to the State of Oklahoma, Robert E. Donnell (white/male, ... Ageorges-Skinner was banned from visiting or corresponding with Skinner because of violations of prison policies - a charge ...
"Viet Nam activist prison sentence condemned". Amnesty International. 26 January 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012.. ... "Trade Unionist Given Six-Year Prison Sentence". Amnesty International. 9 May 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2012.. ... "Catholic Priest Risks Being Returned to Prison". Amnesty International. 9 February 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011.. ... "Azerbaijan Four activists face prison sentences". Amnesty International. Retrieved 20 March 2013.. ...
This project has been officially shelved by central Government and Tees Valley Unlimited due to lack of and cut funding for the project by Government and lack of interest in the project from Network Rail. Rail services provided by Northern Rail with some work to try and marginally improve journey times is now the plan going forward. The Government, whilst not ensuring, has requested that new franchise holder from 2016 onwards must attempt to refurbish or replace 35 year old Pacer trains currently in use. The project had originally received approval from the Interim Regional Transport Board in September 2008, allowing more detailed plans and a public consultation to go ahead. Construction of the first phase was due to commence in 2010[3] and would have been completed by the end of 2013. Phase one would cost around £80 million and Network Rail had already committed £40 million for signalling improvements. The second phase would cost a further £140 million and would have been in place by 2018. ...
The term applies particularly to serving a prison sentence in a prison.[1] This term no longer applies to pre-trial defendants ... In section 1 of the Prison Security Act 1992, the word "prisoner" means any person for the time being in a prison as a result ... The founding of ethnographic prison sociology as a discipline, from which most of the meaningful knowledge of prison life and ... The Prison Security Act 1992, section 1(6) *^ O. Hood Phillips. A First Book of English Law. Sweet and Maxwell. Fourth Edition ...
Toxic masculine traits are characteristic of the unspoken code of behavior among men in prisons, where they exist in part as a ... According to Kupers, toxic masculine norms are a feature of life for men in American prisons, where they are reflected in the ... Kupers, Terry A. (2010). "Role of Misogyny and Homophobia in Prison Sexual Abuse" (PDF). UCLA Women's Law Journal. 18 (1): 107- ... ISBN 978-1-57-607774-0. Kupers, Terry A. (2007). "Working with men in prison". In Flood, Michael; et al. (eds.). International ...
Hendrick was recognized as a progressive and vocal advocate of prison reform efforts - mounting campaigns to end prison ... outdated Moyamensing Prison". Nevertheless, the Philadelphia prison population exploded during his tenure, the city did not ... prisons". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1987-08-13. p. 16-B. Retrieved 2019-03-20. US patent 1050539, F.O. Hendrick, "Roller Towel ... During World War II, he served in the US Navy as prison administrator for the 12th Naval District based in San Francisco, ...
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Prisons. - quote from the Lumos website Neil Blair is the Chair of the Board of Trustees, who include: Kazem Behbehani (to ...
Due to the unrest of the prison riots, the National Guard was brought in to oversee the makeshift prison. The prisoners ... No clean water or food was left in the prison, so authorities moved the population of 2,900 to the "feeble-minded institute" on ... The Kentucky Encyclopedia (2000). "PRISONS". Retrieved 2018-10-23. "Kentucky State Record Fish List". Kentucky ... the hill next to the prison. Carpenters were brought in to build small, temporary housing units. ...
Ohios first supermax prison, the Ohio State Penitentiary, opened in Youngstown in April, 1998. The State of Ohio also has ... 1995, prison leased to Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society. Renovated as museum and office space. Inmates from Mansfield ... two privately-operated prisons: the North Coast Correctional Treatment Facility in Grafton and the Lake Erie Correctional ...
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Prison expansion is a bad option for Minnesota. By David Schultz , 03/30/16 ... The last tool we have: how Minnesota prisons use solitary confinement. By Andy Mannix , 09/09/15 ... Lets focus on sentencing reform, not building more prisons. Sen. Bobby Joe Champion , 10/14/15 ... dire necessity of looking at both sentencing reform and the disproportionate demographics of those who land in federal prison. ...
Prisons exist to keep society safer. But to fight crime as effectively as possible, prisons must do more than just incapacitate ... The Future Prison project will set out a blueprint for a future prison that places the challenge of rehabilitation centre stage ... The New Futures Network aims to be a practical resource for prison leaders and those working in and around prisons as the ... A Matter of Conviction: A Blueprint for Community-Based Rehabilitative prisons sets out a blueprint for reform for the prison ...
Anybody who has ever happened to see a newly released convict leave his prison after a long term of confinement will understand ...
... currently serving life for first-degree intentional homicide at Wisconsins Waupun prison, is still banned from playing ... Kevin T Singer, currently serving life for first-degree intentional homicide at Wisconsins Waupun prison, is still banned from ...
Wendy Orr, who works in the Port Elizabeth district prisons, filed suit with 43 churchmen and relatives of detainees and won a ...
In 1919 the prison population for military prisons had swelled. In response to the pressure and arbitrary sentencing inmates at ... In 1973 inmates at Walpole prison took advantage of a prison guards strike to take control of the day to day running of the ... Four inmates in death row for there role in the Lucasville Prison Rebellion were kept in extreme solitary confinement, in ... 1919: Prison Strikes at Fort Leavenworth. Submitted by Reddebrek on Jan 17 2017 20:19 ...
Good Governance for Prison Health in the 21st Century - A Policy Brief on the Organization of Prison Health ... Evidence for Action Technical Papers - Interventions to Address HIV in Prisons. Drug Dependence Treatments English , Russian ... HIV and AIDS in Places of Detention: A Toolkit for Policymakers, Programme Managers, Prison Officers and Health Care Providers ... WHO - Interim Guidance 15 March 2020 - Preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of ...
A federal judge recently found that Michigan prisons for years have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act with respect ... Judge: Michigan prisons violating Americans with Disabilities Act. A federal judge recently found that Michigan prisons for ... Taeckens did not try to arrange to bring Fiona to prison and said she later determined the prison would have been too confining ... Judge: Michigan prisons violating Americans with Disabilities Act A federal judge recently found that Michigan prisons for ...
It appears the people of California have voted not to build more jails and prisons even though law enforcement and statistics ... All we hear is how overcrowded our prisons are and how fast our prison population is growing. At the same time, the government ... It appears the people of California have voted not to build more jails and prisons even though law enforcement and statistics ... It seems that, with a relatively small investment, the military bases could be converted to prisons similar to Chino, and we ...
Graduate student Craig Ulrich carried out his first published research project not in a university lab, but as a prison inmate. ...
Canadas prisons are overcrowded and aging facilities, where inmates wait years for access to rehabilitation programs, ... Canadas prisons overcrowded: advocates. Canadas prisons are overcrowded and aging facilities, where inmates wait years for ... Canadian prison ombudsman Howard Sapers, shown in this September photo, will release his annual report on Friday. ((Patrick ... Double bunking is just one way Canadas prison system is attempting to cope with the influx of thousands of new inmates, even ...
... making it difficult for prison officials to monitor and control the prison population…After one prisoner was assaulted in a ... Californias Jam-Packed Prisons. "Ugly beds" stacked in gyms, tiny cages for suicidal prisoners-the photos that helped convince ... Mule Creek State Prison, July 2006. Mule Creek currently holds more than 3,500 inmates and is 108 percent over capacity. ... California State Prison, Los Angeles County, August 2006. It currently holds 4,275 inmates; it is designed to hold 2,300. ...
Most private prisons do not allow the formation of correctional officer unions, which helps to reduce the overall cost of ... Private prisons often hire correctional officers who have less education and less training than those in public facilities. By ... Now as Mayeux notes private prisons arent so good at saving money, but they do introduce a profit motive into "tough on crime ... The only way to really reduce the cost of mass incarceration is by reducing the number of people in prison, which both Scott ...
Taxpayers and poor communities lose as states slash social programs to pay for prisons. Theres a better way-compassion, not ... Can Prison Be a Healing Place? Why the warden of Hawaiis only womens prison creates a sanctuary for its residents. Sarah van ... Can Prison Be a Healing Place? Why the warden of Hawaiis only womens prison creates a sanctuary for its residents. ... Beyond Prisons: Introducing the Summer 2011 Issue Video: 2.3 million people behind bars. How to stop wasting lives and money. ...
The DOJs announcement that it will end federal contracting with private prison companies is not supported by sound empirics, ... The Bureau of Prisons has evaluated public prisons by the Key Indicators/Strategic Support System since 1989. Taft, alas, ... Maybe thats usually true, but in the case of prisons, both of these elements have usually been false: private prisons have had ... Compare that to the state prison system. Private prisons represent much less of the state systems - about 7% - but the state ...
24 prisons are controlled by inmates because the state has abandoned its role in rehabilitating people convicted of crimes, the ... Another prison official told the commission that prison authorities there have no power to change the situation. ... The commission said the prisons are so poorly guarded that the inmates could escape if they wanted to, especially in the prison ... Honduras 24 prisons are controlled by inmates because the state has abandoned its role in rehabilitating people convicted of ...
At least 60,000 people have died in Syrian government prisons over the past five years from torture or due to dire humanitarian ... Beirut (AFP) - At least 60,000 people have died in Syrian government prisons over the past five years from torture or due to ... He said the highest number of deaths had been recorded in the infamous Saydnaya prison as well as detention centres run by ... Thousands of prisoners are held in the military-run Saydnaya prison, one of the countrys largest detention centres located 30 ...
Prison health is public health. Virtually all people in prison will return to their communities, many within a few months to a ... among people living in prisons may be up to 50 times higher than in the general population. HIV transmission in prison often ... Health in prisons and other closed settings is thus closely connected to the health of the wider society, especially as it ... Globally, prisons are characterized by relatively high prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B and C virus and tuberculosis, as well as ... ... 0 Reviews ...
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  • Four inmates in death row for there role in the Lucasville Prison Rebellion were kept in extreme solitary confinement, in desperation they hunger struck to receive the same treatment as other death row 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. (
  • In response to the pressure and arbitrary sentencing inmates at the Fort Leavenworth prison started a series of prison strikes. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • More than 162,000 inmates currently reside in California's prison system. (
  • Inmates inside "group cages" in the Administrative Segregation Unit of Mule Creek State Prison, August 2008. (
  • The rates of HIV infection among inmates of prisons and other detention centres in many countries are significantly higher than those in the general population. (
  • The available data on HIV infection rates in prisons cover inmates who were infected outside the institutions before imprisonment and persons who were infected inside the institutions through the sharing of contaminated injection equipment or through unprotected sex. (
  • Various countries provide programmes while in prison, with adequate clean needles and syringes to inmates and implement sub- protection of their confidentiality. (
  • Although many countries make bleach available to inject- implemented in developing countries or in countries with ing drug users in prisons, inmates do not consistently use economies in transition would yield different results. (
  • The Yates memo says that in 2013 the number of private prison inmates was 30,000, or 15% of federal prisoners, and notes in a footnote that this doesn't include federal halfway houses (and that halfway houses aren't the focus of the memo). (
  • Honduras' 24 prisons are controlled by inmates because the state has abandoned its role in rehabilitating people convicted of crimes, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said in a report released Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. (
  • The commission said the prisons are so poorly guarded that the inmates could escape if they wanted to, especially in the prison in the city of San Pedro Sula. (
  • The commission conducted the report following a fire last year at the Comayagua prison that killed 362 inmates. (
  • The commission said that one consequence of the state abandonment of the prisons is the rise of so-called systems of "self-governance" that are headed by inmates known as "coordinators. (
  • The coordinators are picked by the inmates and set rules for the prison, including disciplinary measures, it said. (
  • Most of the complaints by inmates are against the coordinators for physically assaulting them, something that happens "in full view of prison guards," according to the commission. (
  • The government says there are 12,263 people incarcerated in Honduras even though its prisons can only hold 8,120 inmates. (
  • In Honduras, there is a Lord-of-the-Flies system that is mimicked throughout the nation allowing inmates to run businesses behind bars, while officials turn a blind eye in exchange for a cut of the profits they say is spent on prison needs. (
  • The commonplace usage and sharing of dirty needles among drug-using inmates, promote the spread of disease within the prison population and eventually in the community of the infected inmates after release, the report says. (
  • Anex suggests Australia prisons to follow the protocol overseas which had introduced controlled needles and syringe programs (NSPs), as research showed that it can stop new infections and create a safer condition for the inmates, as well as the prison officers. (
  • Mr Ryan calls to attention, the Australian research that shows close to 40 per cent of inmates say they have injected drugs while in prison, with about 70 per cent of them, admitting to sharing injecting equipment. (
  • News reports noted that the weekend riot at the New Mexic State Penitentiary, which took the lives of so many inmates and left the prison in ruins, was the most serious since the Attica uprising in upstate New York in 1971. (
  • In such institutions a recurring need is for more enlightened attitudes among prison employees toward inmates, greater sensitivity to the rights of convicts, and more displays of respect for them as fellow human beings. (
  • The high price of new hepatitis C drugs is keeping them out of reach of many prison inmates, limiting the ability to cure the disease in one of the nation's largest infected populations. (
  • The Federal Bureau of Prisons, which houses about 9% of the nation's inmates, gets a 44% discount on Sovaldi and Olysio through a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs program, making the drugs a bit more affordable. (
  • State prison systems, which house 58% of U.S. inmates, generally don't have access to these discounts, though some are exploring other ways to get price breaks. (
  • That is more than twice what my own excellent healthcare insurance costs me and my employer, the University of California, despite the fact that I, unlike 85% of the inmates in California prisons, am over 50 years old and therefore have higher real healthcare costs than the average California inmate. (
  • They show that California, with 70% more inmates than Florida, had almost 500% more homicides in its prisons. (
  • Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (
  • And the timing for his book could not be better, considering a recent Supreme Court decision that upheld a ruling ordering California to release about 46,000 inmates in an attempt to relieve its overcrowded prisons. (
  • WASHINGTON (CN) - The U.S. has more prisoners per capita than any other nation while the federal prison population - half of it made up of drug offenders - is swollen by growing numbers of women and foreign inmates. (
  • Roughly 18 percent of the inmates are housed in private prisons run by contractors. (
  • The United States already imprisons more people per capita than any other nation and its prison population continued to grow by 7,091 inmates in 2009, with 7,000 more expected by the end of this year, and again next year. (
  • 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. (
  • The cells here are built for 36 inmates to be held up to three days, before being released or transferred to a larger prison facility. (
  • The nation's larger prison facilities are at breaking point, with 52,000 inmates in penitentiaries designed for 20,000, according the Window to Liberty human rights group. (
  • Ramon Muchacho, the mayor of Chacao, says he is trying desperately to move inmates out of the lockup into larger penitentiaries, but the prison authorities won't take them. (
  • In the second season of Prison Break , Michael, Lincoln, and six other inmates, including pickpocket Tweener and the mentally unstable Haywire, have ultimately escaped from Fox River. (
  • Today, YaG-14/10 is chiefly a garment factory where inmates sew protective clothing for the prison system and the police, as well as making bed linen and doing private orders. (
  • Schwarzenegger called Hickman "a leader in his field" who "will be a key figure in ensuring the smooth operation of our prison facilities and the successful parole of inmates from California's correctional system. (
  • Harsh sentencing policies, including mandatory minimums, continue to have lasting consequences for inmates and the nation's prison system. (
  • The Bureau of Prisons saw health-care expenses for inmates increase 55 percent from 2006 to 2013, when it spent more than $1 billion. (
  • There are countless ways that the aging inmates, some with dementia, bump up against the prison culture," she said. (
  • Elderly inmates dressed in khaki prison uniforms are not locked up during the day, but instead congregate with each other in their wheelchairs, wait for treatment in clinics and walk, sometimes with canes or walkers, through their living quarters. (
  • In certain cases, prison inmates abandon the cure because of its undesirable side effects and the perseverance needed to see it through. (
  • Lurigancho was designed to hold 2,000 people, but there are more than 11,000 inmates at present, ' Dr. Miguel Angel Melgarejo, medical coordinator of the prison, explains. (
  • These inmates keep an eye out for others who are showing respiratory symptoms and may be carriers of the bacillus, so that they can be taken immediately to the prison infirmary. (
  • The killing of 33 inmates in the Brazilian state of Roraima is another sign that the country's prisons are disgracefully out of control. (
  • Its prisons hold 67 percent more inmates than their official capacity. (
  • Successful inmates, those who will become good citizens on the outside, say 'making it' in prison is a matter of attitude. (
  • Those who hold jobs in prison, those who participate in the many programs the state has to offer for inmates, and those who follow the rules have the best chance of leaving prison as better people than when they were admitted. (
  • The voters affirmed and strengthened this philosophy in their overwhelming support of the Prison Reform and Inmate Work Act of 1994 (Measure 17) which requires virtually all state inmates to be engaged in work or job training. (
  • There is no privacy in prison, meaning that inmates dress, shower, and use the bathroom in the company of other inmates. (
  • Inmates pictured on top of a prison during a prison uprising in October 2005 (AFP) PRAGUE, August 16, 2006 (RFE/RL) - A Brussels-based think tank, the International Crisis Group (ICG), today issued a report that gives a gloomy picture of Kyrgyzstan's penitentiary system. (
  • The ICG also says HIV/AIDs and tuberculosis infection rates among inmates 'are massively higher than outside prison. (
  • Through the Sustainable Prisons Project , inmates at four prisons in Washington state compost cafeteria waste, sort recycling, work on organic vegetable gardens, keep bees, and help local scientists with environmental research. (
  • A key aim of the Counselling in Prisons Network strategy is to begin to develop a constructive and therapeutic culture that both promotes psychological growth for offenders and ex-offenders and offers the opportunity for healthy relationships between staff and inmates to develop, where abuse issues and trauma can be disclosed. (
  • The Juraguá facility now holds 500 inmates from the bigger Ariza prison. (
  • They cited the need to immobilize large segments of the prison population while conducting investigations after riots and other violent events, and to help hide the identities of inmates who might be helping them. (
  • The majority of inmates serving longer sentences would be moved to a resettlement prison at least three months before the end of their time in custody, the government said. (
  • The report, commissioned in April, concludes that some transfusion centres continued to collect blood in French prisons long after it was known that the risk of inmates being infected with HIV was high. (
  • In 1985, a quarter of HIV-contaminated blood came from prisons, yet blood from inmates made up just 0.37 per cent of the total. (
  • The incidents, in a country with the third largest prison population in the world, have raised serious questions about conditions and staffing in Brazil's jails. (
  • Two women, dressed in skimpy, "sexy" police officer costumes, allegedly showed up at a prison in Brazil's interior Mato Grosso state on Thursday, according to local media reports. (
  • The government recently announced that four federal prisons - which house some of Brazil's most notorious criminals - will begin a "Reading through Redemption" program in which prisoners can shave 48 days off their sentence each year for reading up to 12 books, according to Reuters . (
  • But the repeated mass killings in Brazil's prisons are anything but. (
  • Graduate student Craig Ulrich carried out his first published research project not in a university lab, but as a prison inmate. (
  • On May 23, 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that conditions in California's prisons violated the constitutional ban on "cruel and unusual punishment" and affirmed a lower court's order that the state drastically reduce its inmate population. (
  • She writes: "I am directing that, as each contract [with a private prison corporation] reaches the end of its term, the Bureau [of Prisons] should either decline to renew that contract or substantially reduce its scope in a manner consistent with the law and the overall decline of the Bureau's inmate population. (
  • In 1991, a HIV positive inmate used a blood-filled syringe to stab a prison officer, who later died of AIDS. (
  • Colleen Guymon, a Utah State Prison nurse, reviews hepatitis C treatments with an inmate. (
  • Florida, which is demographically comparable in many respects, and also has a "modern" prison system, spends only about $20,000 per year, per inmate, and of that only $4300 is spent on healthcare. (
  • In 2006, a federal judge found that substandard prison health care was responsible for the death of one inmate a week in the state's prison system. (
  • An inmate can expect to earn 23.23 roubles day ($0.81, 0.46) for his prison labour, according to Siberian news website Zabinfo. (
  • That figure is nearly equal to the entire budget of the U.S. Marshals Service or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to the Justice Department's inspector general, who is conducting a review of the impact of the aging inmate population on prison activities, housing and costs. (
  • Christmas was approaching and Juan Carlos, a Lurigancho Prison inmate, suspected that he had tuberculosis. (
  • Tevdoradze told the parliament bureau on March 27 that she was summoned to the prison by a telephone call from an inmate who claimed prisoners were being beaten in the prison hospital, but did not mention Akhalaya. (
  • Officials will take into account behavior as well as whether an inmate has been identified as a member of, or someone aligned with, a prison gang, now called 'security threat groups. (
  • Prison officials had said that using race to implement lockdowns and other restrictions on inmate movement was an important safety tool. (
  • But there were strict controls placed over the slate and stylus she needed to write Braille because prison officials viewed the stylus as a potential weapon, she said. (
  • Prison officials explained they had 'no place to put him. (
  • Official corruption and overcrowding have exacerbated the critical situation, prison officials have acknowledged. (
  • There has also been some encouraging movement in a few states toward modernization of penal institutions with corrections officials, for instance, placing greater emphasis on alternatives to prison for nonviolent offenders. (
  • State officials carrying out stricter criminal justice measures faced increasingly crowded facilities and some turned to private companies to build or run their prisons. (
  • A recent string of homicides in state prisons has left families rattled and angry about the conditions that led to their loved ones' deaths, but state officials say they have made large improvements in prison safety in recent years. (
  • A spokesman for the Justice Secretariat of Mato Grosso, which oversees prisons, confirmed to CNN that officials found bottles of spiked whiskey and a pair of provocative, police-themed costumes next to the handcuffed guards, who were passed out. (
  • Prisoners are placed in control units in *administrative* moves and since there are no rules governing such moves (in contrast to *punitive* moves), prisoners are denied any due process and prison officials can incarcerate any prisoner in a control unit for as long as they choose, without having to give any reason [2]. (
  • Transition officials had considered retaining the current secretary, Robert Presley, but decided to select a younger leader from within the department who had worked extensively in prisons. (
  • The costs - as well as officials' concerns about racial disparities in sentencing - are also driving efforts to reduce the federal prison population. (
  • For now, however, prison officials say there is little they can do about the costs. (
  • Prison officials either turned a blind eye or participated in such rackets in exchange for kickbacks. (
  • Corruption is rife and human rights violations widespread among prison officials. (
  • Prisons officials concurred. (
  • In a strategy detailed to Reuters for the first time, top security officials said they plan to isolate gang bosses, ramp up surveillance, build more lockups and deploy federal forces to beleaguered state prison systems. (
  • At first, he was only allowed to exchange letters with his family, and these letters were read and censored by prison officials. (
  • Through it all, Mandela's resolve remained unbroken, and he led a movement of civil disobedience at the prison that coerced South African officials into drastically improving conditions on Robben Island. (
  • Mr Barbour has said prison officials no longer think the sisters, who are eligible for parole in 2014, are a threat to society. (
  • It appears the people of California have voted not to build more jails and prisons even though law enforcement and statistics clearly show a definite need for them. (
  • All of these photos, some of which were taken by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation , were entered as evidence in the California prison case. (
  • In contrast, in California, the prison guards have their own (powerful) lobby, the CCPOA. (
  • The California prison system, euphemistically known as the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, employs more people than any other state agency. (
  • The Pew report shows that even Florida gives 9.3% of its general fund to corrections, with California slightly behind, at 8.6% - an indication that the total amount of money that a state spends on prisons isn't influenced so much by the nature of the prison regime as by the amount of money that taxpayers "contribute" to the state. (
  • California Prisons Overcrowded: Is Flogging the Answer? (
  • If you were given a choice between 10 lashes and five years in a hellish California prison, which would you choose? (
  • Indeed, California, over the last decade, has built seven new prisons and not one new university. (
  • SACRAMENTO - The family of a child molester claims the California prison system put their late father into a cell with John J. Lydon, who had been convicted of strangling his previous cellmate, also a child molester, and Lydon strangled their father to death the day he was moved into Lydon's cell. (
  • The former football star, who's serving a long prison sentence in Nevada, owed the IRS and the state of California hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to court documents. (
  • As a prison guard, he was a member of the politically powerful California Correctional Peace Officers Assn. He worked his way up, serving as a trainer of officers, a lieutenant at Calipatria prison and as a captain and administrator at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville. (
  • Last week, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger suggested that the state could save $1 billion by building prisons in Mexico to house California's undocumented prisoners. (
  • No doubt California (and the rest of the US, for that matter) could use some creative thinking about our astronomically expensive and inefficient prison system , but it'd be much more effective to consider prison reform ideas that are actually proven to work. (
  • This week, California agreed to give up its unique use of race-based punishment as a tool to control violence in its crowded prisons. (
  • Prison lawyers cited as many as 160 race-based lockdowns lasting six weeks or longer in a given year in California. (
  • Writing for the majority in Brown v. Plata , Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy stated , "The State's prisons had operated at around 200% of design capacity for at least 11 years. (
  • Newsom also ordered the immediate closure of the state's execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison. (
  • 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. (
  • For years the medical and mental health care provided by California's prisons has fallen short of minimum constitutional requirements and has failed to meet prisoners' basic health needs. (
  • Indeed, maybe even quite a bit more palatable than serving time in one of the hellholes California's prisons have become. (
  • The medical and mental-health care provided by California's prisons falls below the standard of decency that inheres in the Eighth Amendment," which bans cruel and unusual punishment, said Kennedy. (
  • When a group of prisoners attacked two guards at California's High Desert State Prison in 2006, the warden declared a full lockdown that confined African-Americans in one wing of the prison to their cells, and kept them there for 14 months. (
  • A spokesman for the Russian prison service, Aleksandr Sidorov, said Khodorkovsky had suffered stomach problems after coming off a two-day hunger strike to protest against being placed in solitary confinement. (
  • Use your force to search your prison for contraband and get rid of them. (
  • Some context: First, according to a recent analysis by finance blogger Mike Konczal at Rortybomb, Florida is not currently a high user of private prisons relative to other states, with under 10% of its prisoners in private facilities. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • A bill requiring judges to sentence youth convicted of homicide to at least 50 years in prison has put the Florida Senate on a collision course with the courts - unless Florida gets it right. (
  • Harvey Bennett is appalled at a state audit showing private companies operating Florida prisons overspent almost $13 million. (
  • Ohio's first 'supermax' prison, the Ohio State Penitentiary , opened in Youngstown in April, 1998. (
  • 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. (
  • 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. (
  • The use of prisons can be traced back to the rise of the state as a form of social organization. (
  • 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. (
  • With prison and justice reform set to continue under the new Secretary of State, how can we ensure that it takes the differences of places into account? (
  • LANSING - State prison can be terrifying for anyone. (
  • The ADA, which took effect in 1990, requires public facilities - including state prisons - to accommodate people with disabilities so they get a level of service and programs equal to those who don't have such disabilities. (
  • in October 2006, he declared a state of emergency, citing the effects of overcrowding-electrical blackouts, sewage spills, dozens of riots, and more than 1,600 attacks on prison guards in the previous year. (
  • Last year, a nonpartisan state oversight agency declared the prison system to be "in a tailspin that threatens public safety and raises the risk of fiscal disaster. (
  • Mule Creek State Prison, July 2006. (
  • Holding cells for prisoners awaiting a "mental-health crisis bed," Salinas Valley State Prison, July 2008. (
  • Compare that to the state prison system. (
  • Private prisons represent much less of the state systems - about 7% - but the state systems are much bigger. (
  • He said the highest number of deaths had been recorded in the infamous Saydnaya prison as well as detention centres run by Syria's notorious air force intelligence and state security forces. (
  • Some prisons have asked state lawmakers for funding to help pay for the drugs, so far without success. (
  • Yet in the midst of the budget turmoil, Governor Jerry Brown has just negotiated yet another Rolls Royce contract with one of the biggest beneficiaries of state government, the prison guards' union. (
  • But which state has the better prison system? (
  • Private prisons" are a potential means of making penal institutions more efficient and more humane, but they have never succeeded in clearly demonstrating their benefits - mainly because they are commissioned by the state and are governed by its customs and regulations. (
  • As state after state grapples with budget deficits that threaten to push them into insolvency, almost invariably cost-cutter's eyes focus on prisons, simply because they've proven to be financial rat holes, bottomless pits that suck up more tax dollars while offering little of value in return. (
  • This phenomenon, taken with the release of criminals in budget-strapped states, has recently driven state prison populations to a 38-year-low. (
  • It is written under the pen name "Big Joe 77" by Joe Netro, a self-described "cop" who is retired from working 26 years as a correctional officer at Soledad state prison. (
  • Like all political prison camps in North Korea, Kaechon is designed to segregate from the general prison population those considered "enemies of the State" and "unredeemable" because they have committed political crimes and to punish them for those crimes through unending hard labor. (
  • Yodok's total control zone includes two prison labor colonies, Pyongchang-ri and Yongpyong-ri, which hold North Koreans accused of crimes against the state or who are otherwise politically unreliable. (
  • Prison Break: The Conspiracy takes you behind bars at Fox River State Penitentiary. (
  • Section 5 documents the proliferation of control units, modelled on Marion, in state prison systems across the country. (
  • Section 8 describes the state of public opinion on issues regarding prisons and the role of the media in shaping and maintaining that opinion. (
  • In the Davis administration, Hickman also was warden of the Mule Creek State Prison. (
  • Hickman's boss, Corrections Director Edward S. Alameida, has been the subject of an inquiry into the cover-up of guard misconduct at Pelican Bay State Prison. (
  • For years, state prisons followed the federal government's lead in enacting harsh sentencing laws. (
  • In 2010, there were some 246,000 prisoners age 50 and older in state and federal prisons combined, with nearly 90 percent of them held in state custody, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a report titled "At America's Expense: The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly. (
  • Texas State Library microfilm records of Rusk and Huntsville Prisons which are available through interlibrary loan. (
  • In the state of Maranhão, I witnessed prison authorities asking incoming detainees which gang they belonged to so they could be sent to a facility run by that gang. (
  • A riot between northern and southern Mexican gangs at Pelican Bay State Prison resulted in a three-year lockdown. (
  • Prison Brea k is a captivating series following the life of Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and his dedication to breaking his brother Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) out of Fox River State Penitentiary. (
  • 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. (
  • Right now the state spends $106 million a year on private companies that operate prisons. (
  • A Matter of Conviction: A Blueprint for Community-Based Rehabilitative prisons sets out a blueprint for reform for the prison system in England and Wales. (
  • Offenders in England and Wales will be moved to prisons near where they live before they are released, under plans announced by the Ministry of Justice. (
  • Under the plans, existing facilities in England and Wales will become resettlement prisons. (
  • Built on a former Firestone Tyre site on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, Berwyn is the largest prison in England and Wales and is the second largest prison in Europe. (
  • It makes the point that 60 per cent of prisons in England and Wales are not connected to the PNC, and this is delaying the release of many prisoners. (
  • The Mamertine Prison was located within a sewer system beneath ancient Rome and contained a large network of dungeons where prisoners were held in squalid conditions, [8] contaminated with human waste . (
  • A body to drive prison reform through the system. (
  • Now that he's governor, Scott has settled on privatizing Florida's prison system, which isn't a particularly good idea either. (
  • Last year, the government allocates a budget of $19.3 million to the prison system, 83 percent of that money went to pay the salaries of prison staff. (
  • Transform your corrections system with this modern prison management solution. (
  • Research also showed that nearly 35 per cent of those entering the nation's prison system had existing Hepatitis C. (
  • Despite the strain, spending to overhaul the prison system appeared to take little priority among the lawmakers. (
  • Venezuelan prisons have never been pleasant, but the conditions have been worsened by a violent crime wave that is overwhelming the judicial system. (
  • The prison system has a ladder of employment mirroring that of the community. (
  • 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. (
  • The report, entitled 'Kyrgyzstan's Prison System Nightmare,' says Kyrgyzstan's badly underfunded, neglected prisons are a potential source of destabilization. (
  • Read Mother Jones ' in-depth coverage of America's broken (and broke) prison system here . (
  • The Counselling in Prisons Network believes that the establishment of an integrated and coordinated approach, which addresses the complex needs of offenders who have suffered some form or sexual violence or trauma, is required for effective work in the criminal justice system. (
  • There are plans for 70 such prisons , with a trial of the new system planned in north-west England later this year. (
  • But putting communities at the heart of the criminal justice system through the development of resettlement prisons is a step in the right direction. (
  • Shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan said: "These plans amount to a substantial reorganisation of our prisons system, and it's not clear how it will be funded. (
  • The monetary costs of running the prison system are phenomenal. (
  • When criminals run the prisons, brutal killings should come as no surprise. (
  • an allusion to the plight of prison guards in institutions that are out of control. (
  • In addition to the two guards who were duped, the director of the prison was also being held, Fidelis said. (
  • The escapees, dubbed the "Texas Seven" by the media, overpowered civilian employees and prison guards in the maintenance shop where they worked and stole clothing, guns and a vehicle. (
  • Nelson Mandela spent 27 years incarcerated in a damp concrete cell measuring 8 feet x 7 feet on Robins Island and later in Pollsmoor Prison. (
  • Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, center, holding the hand of her son, the late Makgatho Mandela, and family walk out of Victor Verster Prison after visiting her husband Nelson Mandela. (
  • 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. (
  • 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? (
  • In recent years, federal sentencing guidelines have been revised, resulting in less severe prison terms for low-level drug offenders. (
  • Parole is the conditional, supervised return to the community of offenders under the release authority of the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision . (
  • Rehabilitation in the community must begin behind the prison walls and follow offenders out through the gates if we are to stand a chance of freeing them from a life of crime," Mr Grayling said. (
  • Currently a local area could expect to receive offenders from dozens of prisons across the country - this is hopeless. (
  • Juliet Lyon, director of the Prison Reform Trust said: "Resettlement and rehabilitation do matter but, until and unless you reserve prison for serious and violent offenders, you cannot hope to cut sky-high reoffending rates or maintain safe and decent regimes. (
  • A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: "All offenders subject to probation supervision on release from prison have to adhere to a set of strict conditions. (
  • The Electronic Monitoring of Adult Offenders report, published on 12 October, recommends that the Home Office should implement a timetable for providing all prisons that release prisoners on HDC with access to the PNC, making all records available electronically. (
  • Leigh said: "The prison governors who take the final decision to release offenders on curfew are not told if their assessments turned out to be sound. (
  • In times of war, prisoners of war or detainees may be detained in military prisons or prisoner of war camps , and large groups of civilians might be imprisoned in internment camps . (
  • In 1919 the prison population for military prisons had swelled. (
  • It's important to remember the dire necessity of looking at both sentencing reform and the disproportionate demographics of those who land in federal prison. (
  • Prison reform: jam tomorrow? (
  • The New Futures Network aims to be a practical resource for prison leaders and those working in and around prisons as the reform agenda is implemented. (
  • Chief Justice Warren Burger's weekend plea for lawyers to focus greater efforts on prison reform is one all Americans ought to heed. (
  • The whole question of prison reform calls for urgent attention. (
  • Reform is also needed within the prison walls through ending the illegal practice of holding pretrial detainees among convicted criminals. (
  • Also, this doesn't include immigrant detainees in ICE facilities - I haven't looked into those numbers closely, but it looks like those total numbers are comparable to the federal Bureau of Prisons numbers . (
  • One obvious difference is that private prison firms have to pay all their own payroll, benefits, legal expenses, etc., while a lot of those costs in the public sector are borne by different agencies, not the Department of Corrections or Bureau of Prisons. (
  • It's clear that the bureau of prisons is heading down an unsustainable path," West Virginia Democrat Mollohan said as chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee as it reviews the Federal Prison Bureau's fiscal year 2011 $6.1 billion budget request, which is roughly $6 million more than this year's budget. (
  • Walnut Grove in Mississippi) and the Bureau of Prisons decided in September to phase out federal use of private prisons. (
  • Edmond Ross, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons, said: "We have to provide a certain level of medical care for whoever comes to us. (
  • The facility is the largest medical complex in the Bureau of Prisons, which has 121 prisons, including six that have medical centers. (
  • BUTNER, N.C. - BUTNER, N.C. (AP) - The federal Bureau of Prisons says dizziness and hypertension were responsible for the hospitalization of Bernard Madoff. (
  • A certain number of maximum security prisons must be maintained, of course, to handle the relatively small percentage of the prison population which comprises hardened criminals. (
  • Convicted criminals are sent to prison as punishment. (
  • As secretary of the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency, Hickman would supervise the board and Department of Corrections, authorities for youth and narcotic addict evaluation, and the boards of prison terms and youthful offender parole. (
  • The Department of Corrections has provided Evergreen with a $300,000 grant to administer and run the newly christened Sustainable Prisons Project. (
  • Why the warden of Hawaii's only women's prison creates a sanctuary for its residents. (
  • This facility mirrors a hospital more than a prison," said Kenneth McKoy, acting executive assistant to the warden at Butner, a prison about 20 minutes northeast of Durham. (
  • The original manuscript of the autobiography, buried in a garden, was discovered by the prison warden soon after. (
  • In American English , prison and jail are usually treated as having separate definitions. (
  • [4] Outside of North America, prison and jail have the same meaning. (
  • The Prison Management solution integrates independent operations for improved jail management. (
  • YaG-14/10, the penal colony where Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is set to serve out at least some of his eight-year jail sentence for tax evasion and fraud, is a Soviet-era prison in Siberia. (
  • Probation is a type of sentence imposed by a judge instead of incarceration in jail or prison. (
  • After the Güira de Melena prison, where he was tasked with cutting down timber for commercial use, he was transferred to a jail in Matanzas province, and employed to cut down trees to make charcoal - with no safety regulations or basic working conditions. (
  • Mandela spent the first 18 of his 27 years in jail at the brutal Robben Island Prison. (
  • Just a few days after Michel Garretta, former head of the service, was incarcerated in La Sante jail, a government report has revealed disturbing new facts about blood collected in prisons. (
  • 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. (
  • Blood was screened for HIV from August 1985, and transfusion centres were advised to stop collecting blood from prisons from November 1985. (
  • Both of them had recently gotten out of prison on parole, and weren't supposed to be around anyone else with a criminal record. (
  • When Mayer learned she was pregnant, in the summer of 2013, she had already returned to prison twice for parole violations. (
  • Neither did the parole judge, who charged her with fraternizing with another parolee and skipping curfew and ordered her back to prison. (
  • When compared with the daily costs of imprisonment, the daily costs of other punitive options like home detention ($56-59), probation and parole (general, $8), and community service orders ($3-5), prison is the least cost-effective. (
  • The Romans were among the first to use prisons as a form of punishment, rather than simply for detention. (
  • The wretched prison conditions cited in the Justice Anthony Kennedy's majority decision makes the notion of corporal punishment a bit more palatable. (
  • US has most child prisons in world and 100 people on death row for something they did as a child. (
  • Unions can be a bad influence on criminal-justice policy, but they also have a reason for existing that goes beyond simply expanding the number of people in prison in order to make money. (
  • Second, even if all the bad things people say about private prisons were true, why not pursue a "Mend it, don't end it" strategy? (
  • Beirut (AFP) - At least 60,000 people have died in Syrian government prisons over the past five years from torture or due to dire humanitarian conditions, including a lack of food, a monitor said Saturday. (
  • Virtually all people in prison will return to their communities, many within a few months to a year. (
  • Globally, prisons are characterized by relatively high prevalence of HIV, hepatitis B and C virus and tuberculosis, as well as elevated risks of contracting such diseases and diminished access to health services.In some settings, the HIV burden among people living in prisons may be up to 50 times higher than in the general population. (
  • Then he demanded of his critics, 'Why don't they go into prison and have people throw feces at them? (
  • Between 1998 and 2009, its budget almost tripled, reaching $10.3 billion dollars in the latter year - despite the fact that the number of people in prison had increased by only 9% during the period. (
  • Yet prisons are almost universally regarded as failures by the people who pay for them. (
  • The federal government holds 210,000 people in prison. (
  • Official data from 2012 showed Cuba with a prison population of 57,300, or 508 per 100,000 people. (
  • Using the government total of 200 prisons - excluding juvenile detention centres - Cuba now has one prison for every 56,000 people, compared with one per 422,000 people in 1959, the year the Cuban Revolution took place. (
  • There are some places in the prison where you just can't sleep - leaking roofs, ceilings falling in, 50 or 60 people to a small cell," he said. (
  • Paul McDowell, chief executive of crime reduction charity Nacro and a former governor of Brixton Prison, said: "We are still sending too many people to prison when they could be better dealt with in the community - especially many of those serving short prison sentences. (
  • They're in prison, so they have to be horrible people, and don't deserve even the slightest human courtesy. (
  • They rarely enable people to address the behaviour that puts them there, and research shows that sentencing more people to prison for longer periods of time does not reduce crime. (
  • The United States has both the world's largest prison population and the world's highest per capita incarceration rate . (
  • All we hear is how overcrowded our prisons are and how fast our prison population is growing. (
  • 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. (
  • Corrections experts say the US prison population has grown from 200,000 to more than 300,000 over the past decade. (
  • Another way of getting a hold on "corrections" is to reduce the size of the prison population by decriminalizing drugs. (
  • This idea, which is good in itself, would undoubtedly help reduce both crime and the prison population. (
  • In his testimony on Thursday, prison director Harley Lappin said the prison population is expected to grow by an additional 7,000 members next year. (
  • They currently make up 6.5 percent of the prison population. (
  • The aging of the prison population is driving health-care costs being borne by American taxpayers. (
  • A study by the International Centre for Prison Studies at Essex University indicated that Cuba had the world's sixth highest prison population, based on a 2013 rate of 510 per 100,000 in the world. (
  • Sánchez estimates the prison population at up to 70,000. (
  • The population has multiplied by two, but prisons have multiplied by a factor of 14. (
  • In turn this is contributing to the severe overcrowding problem: the prison population reached a record 79,843 this month with just 125 more spaces left, according to government figures. (
  • According to the Association for Prevention and Harm Reduction Programs Australia (Anex), bans on prisoners possessing drugs and syringes have failed to stop their routine use behind the prison walls. (
  • Nevertheless, he etched his thoughts on the walls of his prison cell using thorns and quills. (
  • Poultry-processing work lies within a larger web of carceral geographies that extend beyond the prison walls into factory floors, neighborhoods, and schools. (
  • Once outside the prison walls, however, the escape truly begins as the convicts race for their lives while trying to avoid capture by the authorities. (
  • Anybody who has ever happened to see a newly released convict leave his prison after a long term of confinement will understand the helpless bewilderment of LANGHEIMER. (
  • In 2008 there were approximately 900,000 visits to the prison, which gives an idea of the magnitude of the infection risk. (
  • Most private prisons do not allow the formation of correctional officer unions, which helps to reduce the overall cost of running a private prison, but limits the staff's ability to negotiate pay, benefits, and proper training. (
  • I'm much more sympathetic to the idea that prison workers deserve a say in their pay, benefits and working conditions than I am to the mere financial interests of private prison companies. (
  • The best we can say about public vs. private prison comparisons is a cautious "We don't really know, but the quality differences are probably pretty minor and don't strongly cut in either direction. (
  • 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. (
  • A federal judge has put on hold a private prison company's plans to convert two prison facilities in a small, cash-strapped Central Valley city into immigration detention centers . (
  • In 1982, he was moved to Pollsmoor Prison on the mainland, and in 1988 to a cottage, where he lived under house arrest. (
  • A federal judge recently found that Michigan prisons for years have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act with respect to deaf prisoners. (
  • Howard Sapers, the federal ombudsman for prisons, will release his annual report Friday. (
  • Brian Keith Dunn, 50, faces between ten years and life in federal prison when he is sentenced Oct. 28. (
  • Forty percent return to crime and to federal prison. (
  • Celebrity tax woes - Wesley Snipes walked out of a federal prison in April 2013 after serving a tax evasion sentence that began in December 2010. (
  • USP Marion, located in rural southern Illinois, opened in 1963, the same year the federal prison at Alcatraz closed. (
  • Alcatraz had gained a reputation as the ``end of the line,'' the federal system's most repressive prison. (
  • Our federal prisons are starting to resemble nursing homes surrounded with razor wire," said Julie Stewart, president and founder of Families Against Mandatory Minimums. (
  • Except for the loud clang of heavy steel security doors that close behind a visitor, the Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina feels nothing like the prisons portrayed on television and in movies. (
  • Spokeswoman Traci Billingsley says Madoff is being treated at a hospital at the Butner federal prison in North Carolina . (
  • The Counselling in Prisons Network is a registered legal body based in the United Kingdom. (
  • The drugs promise faster treatment and a better chance of a cure than older drugs do, but some prisons aren't providing them because of budget constraints. (
  • Alia 'on March 28 quoted prisoners as saying that Akhalaya, accompanied by special police and allegedly either drunk or high on drugs, forced his way into the prison hospital and began insulting and beating prisoners. (
  • Thousands of prisoners are held in the military-run Saydnaya prison, one of the country's largest detention centres located 30 kilometres (18 miles) north of Damascus. (
  • Another prison official told the commission that prison authorities there have no power to change the situation. (
  • Mr Ryan said, It is irrefutable that prison authorities owe a duty of care to prisoners, to protect them from foreseeable harm while they are in custody. (
  • The prison violence is rooted in the authorities' failure to provide humane conditions and to maintain control within the facilities. (
  • Many prisons are informally privatized - not handed over to legitimate corporations but to the very gangs they exist to punish. (
  • Or Brazil can continue to do nothing, let gangs run the prisons, and wait for more tragedies like this week's. (
  • Private prisons often hire correctional officers who have less education and less training than those in public facilities. (
  • SACRAMENTO - Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger added another Democrat to his Cabinet Saturday, nominating a onetime prison guard to be secretary of the Youth and Adult Correctional Agency. (
  • Research suggests that having nurseries in prisons leads to lower recidivism rates for moms and better outcomes for their kids. (
  • Conviction on a new felony within three years of beginning supervision (probation or post-prison supervision) is the definition of recidivism in Oregon. (
  • Under these conditions, private prisons have only so much ability to innovate. (
  • These conditions exist permanently (temporary lockdowns occur at almost every prison) and as official policy. (
  • 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. (
  • However, the brutality of conditions at Alcatraz proved too controversial in an era when prisons were supposedly committed to the rehabilitation of prisoners. (
  • For this reason, it spreads easily in prisons marked by overcrowded conditions. (
  • Amnesty International is urging that all those held in prison are treated humanely, have access to the necessary medical care and that conditions of detention are brought into line with internationally agreed minimum standards. (
  • Programmes providing clean needles and syringes in prisons were satisfactory in all studies reported. (
  • He says that supplying sterile needles and syringes in a place where drug use is prohibited may seem contradictory, it would be a part of the list of strategies, to create safer environment for both prisoners and prison staff. (
  • The spokesman said he did not know who was behind the prison break, saying that civil police were handling the investigation. (
  • According to the San Francisco Chronicle , the idea caught his prisons czar offguard, and a spokesman said he hadn't a clue where the governor got the billion-dollar savings figure. (
  • Prison officers owe it to themselves to demand a regulated prison needle and syringe program in order to protect their security and health, John Ryan, chief executive of Anex, wrote in the paper published in the Journal of Health, Safety and Environment. (
  • The lawsuit, brought by Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, heard evidence that hearing-impaired prisoners had no effective way of talking with their loved ones by phone, couldn't be sure they'd be notified of a prison emergency such as a fire, and in some cases were disciplined because they couldn't hear and attended discipline hearings without hearing aids or sign language interpreters. (
  • AIDS in prisons [ 1 ]. (
  • The presence of 30 full-time health promoters at Lurigancho Prison - along with an expansion in medical personnel, thanks to support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - helped to increase detection of TB cases, which corroborated the statistics. (
  • The Britain-based Observatory says it has compiled a list of 14,456 names -- including 110 children -- who have died in regime prisons. (
  • The term ``control unit'' was first coined at United States Penitentiary (USP) at Marion, Illinois in 1972 and has come to designate a prison or part of a prison that operates under a ``super-maximum security'' regime. (
  • Four elements of prevention programmes in prisons dependent individuals in the community, this have been studied extensively: the provision of bleach treatment should also be available in prisons. (
  • Veer Savarkar spent 10 years of his life in isolation in this tiny and dark cubicle," the Port Blair prison tourist guide said. (
  • As we meandered though the prison, I ruminated why many leaders spend long years in prisons. (
  • Jawaharlal Nehru spent nine years in prisons between 1921 and 1945. (
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, in Myanmar was under house arrest or in prison for 15 years, while Benazir Bhutto was a political prisoner for four years. (
  • I went to prison as a teenager, was tried as an adult, and spent more than 20 years in prison. (
  • In October, I interviewed two women in a Pernambuco prison who had been waiting more than six years for trial. (
  • One of those detained is "Roberto," a young man serving a sentence of more than four years side by side with convicted murderers at the massive Curado prison complex in Pernambuco when I visited it in 2015, for possessing 15 grams of marijuana, worth 50 reais (about USD15). (
  • Convicted and sentenced to five years at Robben Island Prison, he was put on trial again in 1963 with seven other ANC members who were arrested at Rivonia in possession of a store of weapons. (
  • Mandela spent the last three of his 27 years behind bars at Victor Verster prison. (
  • Celebrity tax woes - In 1990, baseball legend Pete Rose spent five months in prison for tax evasion convictions stemming from money made selling autographs and memorabilia. (
  • not only in terms of monetary costs, but also the hidden social costs (which inevitably cause immeasurable monetary costs), and the health risks posed to prisoners and prison workers. (
  • Clearly we have to find a way to reduce prison populations, and this just might be a logical one. (
  • 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. (
  • Prisons do little but breed criminality and destroy family ties and job prospects… incarceration is long, torturous, and psychologically destructive. (
  • I draw specifically on the work of Ruth Wilson Gilmore, who argues that abolition is not just about closing prisons, but also about "refusing organized abandonment. (