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Inside Facebook: the rise of the cell phone
Interesting piece of original analysis from Russell Webster
Education from inside out: a plea for prison education
The Random Horror of the Death Penalty
For too many African-Americans, prison is a legacy passed from father to son
Howard League Scotland
The Howard League for Penal Reform in Scotland is an independent organisation whose members seek improvements to the criminal justice system in Scotland.
Is Charles Murray Right That Prison is THE Explanation for the Crime Decline? No.
Rate of deaths in custody is higher than officials admit
The evil of indefinite detention and those wanting to de-prioritize it
From Glenn Greenwald's blog on Salon
Smacking children 'causes long-term damage'
Crime is bad for your health
Guardian report of criminological research on the health of convicted people
Anatomy of an American Execution
Eye-witness account of an execution in the USA of an undisputed killer
The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death
Groundbreaking Columbia law school study sets out in shocking detail the flaws that led to Carlos DeLuna's execution in 1989...
‘Time and punishment’ now Canada’s way
Any week now, we might expect the Correctional Service of Canada to be renamed Punishment Canada.....Corrections – the idea that those in prison might be assisted while incarcerated to be better prepared for life outside jail – is apparently foreign to the Harper government....
Data journalism in Italy: how did 1,000 prisoners die?
Journalist Jacopo Ottaviani has been investigating deaths of Italian prisoners, from January 2002 to May 2012. What do his results tell us about the Italian justice system?
Longer prison terms really do cut crime, study shows
Increasing sentences for burglary and fraud would lead to fewer offences, research for Civitas suggests...
Paraguayan Prison Riot Reveals Unusual Political Basis
Asuncion, Aug 2 2012 (Prensa Latina). A riot at the Paraguayan prison of San Pedro, brought under control over the last few hours, was surprisingly supported by the prison''s director, replaced for criticizing the impeachment of President Fernando Lugo and the current government.
Is The Colorado Death Penalty Unconstitutional?
Two professors at the University of Denver Law School recently published a study making the argument that the death penalty in Colorado is unconstitutional..... Dr Maximilian Wachtel comments........
Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?
Reggie Clemons has spent 19 years on death row. Next month his case will be reviewed for one last time in a hearing that cuts to heart of the debate about capital punishment in America......
Robert Francis, the Texan judge closing America's jails
"They are beneficiaries of a revolution in justice sweeping the United States, one with illuminating lessons for Britain. It is a revolt led by hardline conservatives who have declared prison a sign of state failure. They say it is an inefficient use of taxpayers' money when the same people, often damaged by drink, drugs, mental health problems or chaotic backgrounds, return there again and again..."
Abolish China's labour camps, now
"Imprisoning people for months and even years without trial clearly goes against the grain of the rule of law that the mainland is striving to attain. When the detention is in the name of "re-education", the practice is as much damaging as wrong...."
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