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Prisons/punishments http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=category&id=916&Itemid=246 Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:02:22 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb c.sumner@ucc.ie (CrimeTalk) Supreme Court Quashes Death Row Inmate’s Conviction Built On ‘House Of Cards’ http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1344&catid=916&Itemid=246 http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1344&catid=916&Itemid=246 c.sumner@ucc.ie (Colin Sumner) Prisons/punishments Prison is 'bad idea' for 80% of inmates, claims Birmingham criminologist http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1334&catid=916&Itemid=246 http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1334&catid=916&Itemid=246 Dr James Treadwell, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University spoke out as the Prime Minister claimed the prison system had failed in a "scandalous" way

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Common sense breaks out on prison reform http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1327&catid=916&Itemid=246 http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1327&catid=916&Itemid=246 Last month, the governor announced plans to sponsor a November initiative that would make it easier for prisoners convicted of nonviolent crimes to be given early release, based on a framework in which they receive credits for good behavior and for participating in rehabilitation and education programs. 

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Islamic State has killed at least 30 people for sodomy, UN told http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1310&catid=916&Itemid=246 http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1310&catid=916&Itemid=246 US ambassador tells security council meeting it is 'about time' the issue of violence and discrimination towards LGBT people is highlighted

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Pakistan hangs Shafqat Hussain despite claim he was a child at time of crime http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1289&catid=916&Itemid=246 http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1289&catid=916&Itemid=246 Supporters say Hussain was 14 when sentenced to death for murder of a seven-year-old, after confession his lawyers say police obtained by torture

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Sandra Bland 'left voicemail' before death in Texas jail http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1275&catid=916&Itemid=246 http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1275&catid=916&Itemid=246 Sandra Bland, a Texas woman who police say took her own life while in custody, phoned a friend from jail to say she was "at a loss" over her arrest.

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Prisons 'in worst state for a decade', inspector warns http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1273&catid=916&Itemid=246 http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1273&catid=916&Itemid=246 Prisons in England and Wales are in their worst state for 10 years, with increasing violence, the chief prison's inspector has said in an annual report.

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'Am I being executed?' Brazilian killed by Indonesia unaware until end, says priest http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1266&catid=916&Itemid=246 http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1266&catid=916&Itemid=246 Priest who counselled Rodrigo Gularte – who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – says he tried in vain for three days to explain to the inmate he was about to die

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Irish prisoners knuckling down to the books behind bars http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1263&catid=916&Itemid=246 http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1263&catid=916&Itemid=246 Inmates study Open University courses in scheme costing the State €137,860

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Prison system 'failing young adults' http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1260&catid=916&Itemid=246 http://crimetalk.org.uk/index.php?option=com_weblinks&view=weblink&id=1260&catid=916&Itemid=246 Ireland's prison system is failing too many young adults, according to a report published by the Irish Penal Reform Trust

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