via Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Several former political prisoners in Israeli jails have been arrested recently, by Palestinian Authority security forces, including brothers Imad and Abdullah Amlah of al-Khalil, who were detained on 2 November, following the arrest of former prisoner Issam Ramadan of Nablus. Khader Adnan, the prominent former prisoner and long-term hunger striker who twice won his freedom from Israeli administrative detention with his strikes, demanded the PA release all political detainees.. The three former prisoners were accused of involvement with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, which issued a statement noting that these arrests come as part of PA security cooperation with the Israeli occupation under the Oslo agreements, and reflect the PAs role in policing and repressing Palestinian resistance, rather than defending Palestinian security and rights. The Amla brothers laptop was seized from their home by PA security forces.. Alongside the ...
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.. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Approximately 17,150 State and Federal prisoners were living with HIV infection at the end of 2015. The rate of HIV among State and Federal prisoners in 2015 was 1,297 per 100,000 State and Federal prisoners. This was the lowest rate reported during the 25 years in which such data have been reported. In the most recent 5-year period, the number of male prisoners with HIV declined from an estimated 18,510 in 2010 to 15,920 in 2015. During the same period, the number of female prisoners with HIV declined from 1,780 to 1,220. Female prisoners experienced a larger percentage decline. The number of AIDS-related deaths among State prisoners fluctuated from 2010 to 2015 from a low of 45 (preliminary count) in 2015 to a high of 74 in 2012. Over the same period, the annual number of AIDS-related deaths among Federal prisoners has been less than 10, with one death reported in 2015. Between 2010 and 2015, in both number and rate, more male State prisoners than female prisoners and more non-Hispanic Black ...
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 ...
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. ...
In 1971, President Nixon infamously declared a "War on Drugs." This catalyzed an aggressive spike in incarceration rates, which increased the U.S. prison population by over 500% in just a few decades. The United States now has a staggering prison population that is six times larger than most other Western countries, making it the nation the highest rate of incarceration in the industrialized world. Not all American communities experience the effects of mass incarceration equally, however, and the unique way women experience mass-incarceration is particularly under-discussed.. Many studies of post-Nixon era mass incarceration have particularly focused on the ways men of color are effected by mass incarceration. In fact, an entire book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander, examines this troubling reality and argues that the current, disproportionate imprisonment of this population is an extension of racist policies perpetuated in the Jim Crow ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Tom Hayes. Today Tubas prisoners society held a rally outside the Red Cross building in Tubas to commemorate prisoners week.. Students at Al Quds Open University in Tubas also held a vigil for the families of prisoners in the university grounds. At the university vigil students gave prisoners families trees to plant. Each tree was the same age as the amount of years the person had been in prison.. Palestinians in Israeli jails are political prisoners, charged under a military apartheid legal system. The detention of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails has no basis in international law.. The prisoners club took me to meet two families of prisoners. One was the family of a man imprisoned during the Intifada. His family told me that they had been imprisoned because the army were looking for their family member and that, in 2005, the Israeli Occupation Forces attempted a targeted assassination in Tubas using an Apache helicopter killing four people, three of them children. The attack failed ...
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 ...
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
Presents information on the mental health of women prisoners from a survey of psychiatric morbidity among prisoners aged 16-64 in England and Wales.. Source agency: Office for National Statistics. Designation: Official Statistics not designated as National Statistics. Language: English. Alternative title: Psychiatric Morbidity Among Women Prisoners. ...
Employment for former prisoners is a critical pathway toward reintegration into society and is central to the processes of desistance from crime. Nevertheless, the economic climate in Western countries has aggravated the ability of former prisoners and people with criminal records to find gainful employment.. After Prison opens with a former prisoners story of reintegration employment experiences. Next, relying on a combination of research interviews, quantitative data, and literature, contributors present an international comparative review of Canadas evolving criminal record legislation; the promotive features of employment; the complex constraints and stigma former prisoners encounter as they seek employment; and the individual and societal benefits of assisting former prisoners attain "gainful" employment. A main theme throughout is the interrelationship between employment and other central conditions necessary for safety and sustenance.. This book offers suggestions for criminal record ...
Diana Parkinson. AIMS Journal, 2005, Vol 17 No 3. Diana Parkinson, chair of the trustees of Birth Companions, informs AIMS members about the charity that provides practical and emotional support to women who face giving birth while in prison.. In 1996 AIMS Chair Beverley Beech, with the help of Francis Crook, Chair of the Howard League for Penal Reform, secretly filmed for Channel 4 News a woman prisoner who consented after hearing she would be shackled during her labour. The story ran for over a week. Sheila Kitzinger, who was involved with the multi - organisation group campaigning to put an end to this procedure found that some women prisoners had no one to be with them during labour and the birth of their babies. They had no one to look after them, or to provide the essential one-to-one support that has been recognised as so important in the experience of childbirth.. Women who are pregnant and who give birth during their imprisonment do not receive the support choices and care that women in ...
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmars leader has ordered a new prisoner amnesty ahead of a historic visit to the country by President Barack Obama on Monday, Nov. 19.. State television said Sunday, Nov. 18 that President Thein Sein had ordered 66 detainees released, but it was not clear whether any political prisoners would be among them.. A Home Ministry official said that Thein Sein signed the amnesty order on Friday, Nov. 16, but the prisoners will be freed Monday. The official declined to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the press.. The presidential amnesty was the second announced this week.. On Thursday, Nov. 15, Thein Sein announced an amnesty for 452 prisoners, but the move did not include prisoners of conscience and prompted activists to step up calls for the government to release those believed to remain behind bars.. Myanmars government has long insisted that all prisoners are criminals and does not acknowledge the existence of political detainees. However, the reformist ...
The Palestinian Prisoners Society said Wednesday that the Israeli prison service has notified the detainees who will be released in the second phase of the prisoner swap deal.. The society has released a list naming detainees it says will be freed.. Israel released 477 prisoners on Oct. 18 and agreed to free an additional 550 detainees within two months in a captive exchange deal with Hamas to secure the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Wednesday that the remaining prisoners would be freed on Sunday if the Supreme Court rejected any petitions against the release.. A high-ranking source told the newspaper that the Israeli government selected which prisoners would be released in coordination with Egypt. None of the prisoners to be freed has been convicted of killing Israelis, the official said. The list will not include any Hamas or Islamic Jihad affiliates. Most detainees set for release are affiliated to Fatah, the Popular Front for the Liberation ...
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriffs Office is investigating the death of a male inmate at County Jail on Monday, November 27, 2017.
Contains national information on prisoners who were in custody on 30 June each year. The statistics are derived from information collected by the ABS from corrective services agencies in each state and territory. Details are provided on the number of people in correctional institutions, including the type of prisoner (sentenced prisoners, unsentenced prisoners (remandees) and post-sentence prisoners), imprisonment rates, most serious offence/charge and sentence length. Information is also presented on prisoner characteristics, including age, sex and Indigenous status ...
Scalable and transparent methods for risk assessment are increasingly required in criminal justice to inform decisions about sentencing, release, parole, and probation. However, few such approaches exist and their validation in external settings is typically lacking. A total national sample of all offenders (9072 released from prisoners and 6329 individuals on probation) from 2011-2012 in the Netherlands were followed up for violent and any reoffending over 2 years. The sample was mostly male (n = 574 [6%] were female prisoners and n = 784 [12%] were female probationers), and median ages were 30 in the prison sample and 34 in those on probation. Predictors for a scalable risk assessment tool (OxRec) were extracted from a routinely collected dataset used by criminal justice agencies, and outcomes from official criminal registers. OxRecs predictive performance in terms of discrimination and calibration was tested. Reoffending rates in the Dutch prisoner cohort were 16% for 2-year violent reoffending and
Since April Fools Day, prison guards have been slipping census forms into the cells of the nations nearly two million prisoners. "Your answers are important," reads the accompanying letter from the US Census Bureau director. "The amount of government money your neighborhood receives depends on your answers." Well, not exactly. Not in the case of prisoners. The near- doubling of the prison population since the last census and a rural prison boom during the 1990s portends a substantial transfer of economic and political power from urban to rural America. Thats because, due to a little-known census provision, prison inmates will be counted in the populations of the towns and counties in which they are incarcerated and not in their home neighborhoods. The result? Inner-city communities, from which large numbers of prisoner bodies are snatched, will lose out. The prisoner "share" of the nearly $2 trillion in federal funds tied to population counts distributed nationwide over the next decade will ...
Life imprisonment (also known as imprisonment for life, life in prison,[citation needed] a life sentence, a life term, lifelong incarceration, life incarceration or simply life) is any sentence of imprisonment for a crime under which convicted persons are to remain in prison either for the rest of their natural life or until paroled. Crimes for which, in some countries, a person could receive this sentence include murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, blasphemy,[1] apostasy, terrorism, severe child abuse, rape, child rape, espionage, treason, high treason, drug dealing, drug trafficking, drug possession, human trafficking, severe cases of fraud, severe cases of financial crimes, aggravated criminal damage in English law, and aggravated cases of arson, kidnapping, burglary, or robbery which result in death or grievous bodily harm, piracy, aircraft hijacking, and in certain cases genocide, ethnic cleansing, crimes against humanity, certain war crimes or any three felonies in case ...
The [U.S.] Census Bureau counts prisoners as if they lived voluntarily in the communities where they are incarcerated. And though most states bar prisoners from voting, the inaccurate census figures allow state lawmakers to pad district populations when drawing legislative maps.. This creates prison districts with disproportionate voting power and drains political influence from the urban districts where most prisoners live.. Today the Prison Policy Initiative launched the Democracy Toolkit, a set of online tools designed to help rural citizens determine if prison populations in legislative districts are diluting their right to equal representation.. Despite the fact that people in prison remain legal residents of the place they lived prior to their incarceration, the Census Bureau counts people in prison as if they were willing residents of the prison location.. If used for redistricting, these Census counts of the prison populations can seriously distort county decision making. Because county ...
The march is being sponsored by iamWe Prison Advocacy Network, a Nonprofit, Human Rights organization, dedicated to promoting religious tolerance, prisoner rights, and human kindness. iamWe is committed to educating on the effects of racism and classism that has led to the disproportionate imprisonment of Blacks (New Afrikans), Latinos, Native American and poor whites, and encourages prisoners to find their life purpose, through life skill curriculums and personal spiritual development. They are dedicated to advocating for Politicized Prisoners, Political Prisoners, and for the ending of Mass Incarceration. iamWe is part of the New Abolitionist Movement, which takes into consideration the reinvention of slavery in America found within the prison industrial complex. Although the aim of abolishing slavery remains unchanged, the means of accomplishing this requires new methods that are reflective of the present time and situation.. It is a much needed time to put the issue of mass incarceration on ...
Click to read the article in Turkish. Women Prisoners from Kandıra F-type Prison in Kocaeli province have written a letter to bianet complaining about the poor conditions in prison that they were made to live "together with mice, lizards and various insects.. The prisoners added that as a response to their request of cleaning services from the prison administration they were told "Are we going to do cleaning for a prisoner?". ...
There were 30,775 prisoners in Australia at the end of June 2013 - an increase of five per cent on the 2012 census conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Almost six out of ten (58 per cent) prisoners had previously served a sentence as an adult. The cost of housing a prisoner in 2012-13 was $297 per day. In comparison, annual expenditure on mental health-related services in 2011‑12 was $322 per person - less than a dollar a day. State and territories provided 61 per cent of this funding.. The prison population has higher rates of mental illness than the wider population. While treatment in prison can improve a persons mental health, it appears that, for some, mental health deteriorates after release. Mental health support is, therefore, an important service for people returning to the community.. If people are re-offending and returning to the prison system in part due to a failure to provide adequate mental health services following release, improvements make sense. The ...
International prisoner transfer is sometimes confused with extradition. They are, however, two very distinct procedures that are handled by two different sections of the Criminal Division. Extradition, which is handled by the Office of International Affairs (OIA), involves bringing an indicted defendant located in a foreign country, back to the United States so he can be tried. In contrast, prisoner transfer, which is handled by the International Prisoner Transfer Unit of the Office of Enforcement Operations (OEO) involves transferring a prisoner who has already been convicted and sentenced back to his home country which assumes responsibility for administering the transferred sentence. Although the two procedures are completely different, some cases may involve both procedures. An extradited prisoner who is convicted and who is from a country with which the United States has a prisoner transfer relationship may be eligible to apply for transfer.. Occasionally the issue has arisen as to whether ...
A 17-YEAR-OLD accused in the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl was convicted by the fast track court on Friday and sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment.. The minor convict, tried as an adult was sentenced under three different offenses including Section 6 of the POCSO Act (aggravated penetrative assault) with a rigorous imprisonment for 20 years, Section 376 A (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with rigorous imprisonment of 20 years, and Section 302 (murder) of the IPC with life imprisonment but not for the remainder of his natural life. All sentences are to run concurrently.. In the order dated January 24, Additional Sessions judge Narendra Sura called the committed offenses "gruesome" with "highest viciousness and human lust taking a demonic form." The order also said, "In our society minor girls are worshiped as a goddess but…(the convict) has committed the abhorrent and atrocious nature of crime in a diabolical manner on the defenseless and unprotected girl of five years ...
The two main aims for the review were to assess evidence on whether parental imprisonment is a risk factor for undesirable child outcomes and to assess evidence on whether parental imprisonment is a causal risk factor. A third aim of the review was to investigate whether associations between parental imprisonment and child outcomes differ according to child, parent, and environmental characteristics. Between June and September 2008, researchers searched for studies that met the eligibility criteria. Several strategies were used to conduct an exhaustive search for eligible studies. Researchers started with an existing set of documents collected by Joseph Murray during his previous research on the effects of parental imprisonment on children and then used three methods to search for additional studies. First, researchers searched 23 electronic databases for the years 1960-2008. The same keywords were used to search each database. Second, researchers examined bibliographies of previous reviews of ...
The two main aims for the review were to assess evidence on whether parental imprisonment is a risk factor for undesirable child outcomes and to assess evidence on whether parental imprisonment is a causal risk factor. A third aim of the review was to investigate whether associations between parental imprisonment and child outcomes differ according to child, parent, and environmental characteristics. Between June and September 2008, researchers searched for studies that met the eligibility criteria. Several strategies were used to conduct an exhaustive search for eligible studies. Researchers started with an existing set of documents collected by Joseph Murray during his previous research on the effects of parental imprisonment on children and then used three methods to search for additional studies. First, researchers searched 23 electronic databases for the years 1960-2008. The same keywords were used to search each database. Second, researchers examined bibliographies of previous reviews of ...
Gus Puryear had his judicial nomination scuttled by a former prisoner turned criminal justice advocate. On June 13, 2007, former President Bush nominated Gustavus A. Puryear IV, 40, for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. While youve likely never heard of Gustavus Puryear, you may be familiar with the company he works for: Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nations largest for-profit prison firm. CCA is conveniently located in the Middle District of Tennessee and Puryear serves as the companys general counsel -- its top attorney.
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.
Artist and former prisoner, Gil Batle, is depicting his experience behind bars with a series of incredibly intricate egg shell carvings.
So from this point forth, all non-Christian chaplaincy services to federal prisons must either be provided by volunteers, or the prisoners: Wiccan prisoners, Pagan prisoners, Buddhist prisoners, First Nations prisoners, must all turn to the full-time (Christian) chaplains for spiritual guidance and resources. Luckily all Christian chaplains are heavily trained in dealing with the spiritual needs of religious minorities, right? I mean, it seems inconceivable that this would be an invitation for some to abuse their power, to push for jailhouse conversions in exchange for proper treatment.. Frankly, Im still reeling from this announcement. I wasnt overly surprised when Toews decided to engage in a little discriminatory Witch-kicking, our community has weathered those slings and arrows for years, but this is something far more audacious. Toews and his office are essentially doubling down, saying that a full-time Christian chaplaincy is enough to handle all faiths, no matter what their history or ...
Includes: Prisoner snapshot, Changes in the prisoner population, Imprisonment rates, Sex, Age, Most serious offence/charge, Country of birth, Prior imprisonment, Sentenced prisoners, Unsentenced prisoners, Periodic detainees ...
This article discusses the incarceration of women in prisons within the United States. A 2014 International Center for Prison Studies report stated that about 33% of all female prisoners in the world are held in the United States. According to a September 2014 study by the International Center for Prison Studies, nearly a third of all female prisoners worldwide are incarcerated in the United States. The total population of females incarcerated in US prisons and jails in 2013 was 213,700 (males 2,492,400) - 9.3% of the total. Between 2000 and 2010 the number of males in prison grew by 1.4% per annum, while the number of females grew by 1.9% per annum. From 2010 to 2013 the numbers fell for both genders, −0.8% for males and −0.5% for females. For jails the figures for 2000-10 are 1.8% for males and 2.6% for females, while for 2010-13 they are −1.4% for males and 3.4% for females. Over this period the female proportion of the incarcerated population has been increasing, at least partly due to ...
Calling solitary confinement torture, California prisoners and advocates are asking the United Nations to investigate the segregated housing of gang members at prisons throughout the state.. They are petitioning the U.N. to conduct an inquiry into the conditions of the states security housing units, which they say violate international human rights. They also want the Red Cross to be allowed in to visit the lockups.. We have California treating several thousand prisoners in much the same way the U.S. government treats enemy combatants held in Guatanamo, said Peter Schey, an attorney representing hundreds of inmates.. Schey, who announced the petition at a news conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday alongside family members of prisoners, said the housing conditions are devastating to the physical and mental health of prisoners and are likely to increase their chances of committing more crimes upon release.. The petition was filed on behalf of about 400 prisoners, including Walter Coto, who ...
Directed by Shunya Itô. With Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara. After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.
The statistic presents the number of female prison inmates with a finalized sentence to death penalty in Japan from 2008 to 2017.
The transition from incarceration to life in the community has implications for public safety at large and for the communities into which the former prisoners are introduced. RAND research has explored how to prevent recidivism through correctional education, the public health issues of prisoner reentry, and the question of prisoner rehabilitation.
Art 71. Prisoners of war shall be allowed to send and receive letters and cards. If the Detaining Power deems it necessary to limit the number of letters and cards sent by each prisoner of war, the said number shall not be less than two letters and four cards monthly, exclusive of the capture cards provided for in Article 70, and conforming as closely as possible to the models annexed to the present Convention. Further limitations may be imposed only if the Protecting Power is satisfied that it would be in the interests of the prisoners of war concerned to do so owing to difficulties of translation caused by the Detaining Powers inability to find sufficient qualified linguists to carry out the necessary censorship. If limitations must be placed on the correspondence addressed to prisoners of war, they may be ordered only by the Power on which the prisoners depend, possibly at the request of the Detaining Power. Such letters and cards must be conveyed by the most rapid method at the disposal of ...
Australian prisoners experience a range of significant health issues, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).. The report, The health of Australias prisoners 2012, shows prisoners in Australia experienced relatively high rates of chronic disease, communicable disease and mental health issues.. Almost 1 in 3 prison entrants (32%) reported having a chronic disease, with asthma (24%) most commonly reported, and around one-fifth of prison entrants tested positive to both Hepatitis C and B. These rates are higher for prisoners than for the general community.. Behaviours associated with risk of poor health outcomes are more common among prison entrants than in the general community, said AIHW spokesperson Dr Pamela Kinnear.. On entry to prison, over 4 in 5 prison entrants reported being a smoker; and seven in ten had used illicit drugs in the 12 months prior to the data collection period. Mental health problems continue to be of concern for ...
On October 25, 1829, the gates of Eastern State Penitentiary -- ESP -- creaked open to admit the first of many criminals who would be confined behind its walls and within its solemn cells. Designed by John Haviland, one of the most storied architects of 19th century Philadelphia, it was the first true penitentiary in…
In 1950, two mathematicians at the RAND Corporation created a now-famous game called "Prisoners Dilemma." A study in the incentives of cooperation and resistance, it is now very relevant to Democrats trying to determine how to respond to President Trumps nomination of conservative jurist Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.. The games setup goes like this: Two prisoners are being held in solitary confinement with no means of communicating with one another. Prison officials, lacking enough evidence on a major charge to convict either, but confident of conviction on a minor charge, offer each of them a deal to snitch on the other. If both prisoners refuse to betray one another, each gets a year in prison on the lesser charge. If both snitch, each serves two years. But if one cooperates with authorities while the other refuses, the betrayer goes free while the stalwart get three years.. In a two-party political system, each party can be seen as a prisoner: Refuse to cooperate too much, and ...
Women prisoners lodged inside the Byculla jail breached high security arrangements and ransacked jail premises after the death of a fellow inmate, who was allegedly assaulted by jail authorities
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmars president pardoned 93 prisoners on Tuesday, including at least 59 political detainees, a day after the European Union lifted sanctions against the Southeast Asian nation. The pardon was announced on state television and came amid renewed calls for the government to release hundreds more political prisoners still believed to be behind bars. President Thein Seins government has routinely denied the existence of political prisoners, saying all people sentenced to jail have been convicted legitimately of breaking the nations laws. Nevertheless, hundreds of prominent political detainees have been freed since the former general took office two years ago after a long-ruling army junta was dissolved. In February, Thein Sein appointed a 16-member committee to review the cases of inmates identified by opposition groups as prisoners of conscience.
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