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The Norwegian prison where inmates are treated like people
Account and assessment of Bastoy prison in Norway where serious convicts are treated with respect, education and dignity and where the recidivism rate shames that of UK prisons.
Homophobic crime: unspoken scourge within Britain's prisons
"Investigation lays bare violent abuse and exposes the taboo that reformers have still not addressed."
Family of executed prisoner testifies in London about British drug
Executions by lethal injection: prisoners should have same rights as pets at least
Colleges of Crime
Fergus McNeill: Punishment – the rights and wrongs
... many commentators have been intrigued by the emergence in the USA of a “Right on Crime” movement within the Republican Party, championed by hardliners such as Newt Gingrich (one of the candidates in the 2012 presidential primaries). Fergus McNeill, noted desistance analyst and criminology professor in Glasgow Uni. comments....
Smacking children 'causes long-term damage'
Overcrowded prisons are a national disgrace
"Too often prisoners idle away their time without access to education or training."
America's 10 Worst Prisons: Walnut Grove
"A picture of such horror as should be unrealized anywhere in the civilized world."
The prisons are full. We have to find new remedies
Too many women in prison for breaching community orders
"Criminal justice report says women-only community centres offering support provide credible alternative to custody."
The Last Word [events before the execution of an innocent man]
Canada's only female dangerous offender
"During her 11 years in prison, she has been convicted in five hostage-takings and numerous assaults on staff and other inmates."
Inside America's Concentration Camps: Two Centuries of Internment and Torture
Crime is bad for your health
Guardian report of criminological research on the health of convicted people
Prison doesn't achieve anything, says Ken Clarke
"Prison is an “extremely expensive way” to house criminals, and fails to achieve anything."
Jail For Rioters 'Not The Answer' Says Public
"More than 90% of people want those involved in last month's riots to fix the damage they caused and face their victims, rather than go to prison."
'Time and punishment' now Canada's way
"Any week now, we might expect the Correctional Service of Canada to be renamed Punishment Canada."
Call for inquiry after seventh teenager dies in custody
"His death comes after five teenagers died in five separate institutions."
Death penalty, still racist and arbitrary
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