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Justice Secretary warning on longer jail terms
"Sending more people to prison for longer sentences in order to cut re-offending “does not work.”
Inside Facebook: the rise of the cell phone
Interesting piece of original analysis from Russell Webster
Arizona execution-team requirements eased
"Arizona Department of Corrections removed a requirement that everyone on the execution team needs to have at least one year of current experience."
Education from inside out: a plea for prison education
The cost of jailing
"New Economics Foundation wants money redirected to local councils to spend on rehabilitation programmes."
Jon Venables and the criminal justice system
"We shouldn't be surprised by the Bulger killer's return to jail, says the former prisoner."
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.
Female inmates sterilized in California prisons without approval
Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, the Center for Investigative Reporting has found. [The Sacramento Bee].
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......
The Random Horror of the Death Penalty
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..."
For too many African-Americans, prison is a legacy passed from father to son
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...."
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
Limited Education Behind Bars
The evil of indefinite detention and those wanting to de-prioritize it
From Glenn Greenwald's blog on Salon
African Prisons Project
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