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Publication • November 17, 2017
Life in Prison U.K. Life in prison: Living conditions A findings paper by HM Inspectorate of Prisons October 2017 Findings paper Glossary of terms We try to make our reports as clear as possible, but if you find terms that you do not know, please see the Glossary of terms ...
Article • August 29, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
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News in Brief by Alaska: A former prison guard convicted of smuggling drugs into the Goose Creek Correctional Center was sentenced on April 24, 2017 to eight months in federal prison. Adam Jason Spindler, 33, pleaded guilty to one count each of drug conspiracy and possession of controlled substances with ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Release and Reentry
United Kingdom: 80% of Prisoners Aspire to be Entrepreneurs, Opportunity Fund Helps by A May 2016 report from the Centre for Entrepreneurs found that 80% of prisoners in England and Wales are interested in starting their own business, as compared to about 40% of the general population. The report, “From ...
Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales - Annual Report 2016-2017, 2017 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 HC 208 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 5A of the Prison Act ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
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News in Brief by California: Ignacio Adrian Sobers Jr., 31, entered into a plea agreement in federal district court on February 9, 2017. He agreed to plead guilty to one count of acceptance of a bribe by a public official. The former guard at the U.S. Penitentiary in Victorville was ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
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News in Brief by Arizona: On January 19, 2017, Estrella Jail guard Roy Eugene Ramey III was fired by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Ramey, who had been arrested in September 2016, was placed on administrative leave pending disposition of charges that he engaged in sexual activity with a female ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
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News in Brief by News in Brief Argentina: Ten years ago, Gabriel Herrera was serving time for fraud and robbery when he murdered his then-wife, Veronica Castro, during a conjugal visit. On January 5, 2017, Herrera killed his current girlfriend, Andrea Neri, 19, in a similar fashion during a visit ...
Article • April 11, 2017
Filed under: Accidents, Suicides
Self-Inflicted Prisoner Deaths Continue to Rise in Great Britain by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Self-inflicted prisoner deaths continued to rise in Great Britain in 2013. 74 prisoners either committed suicide or died accidentally due to their own actions.  There were an additional 123 deaths from natural causes, 4 apparent ...
Article • April 1, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
News in Brief by Alabama: In November 2016 the Barbour County Sheriff’s Office received a faxed court order for the release of state prisoner Bobby Campbell, so of course they released him. As it turned out, however, the order was fake. “Right now we are unsure about the real source of ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Australia, New Zealand and UK Have Higher Proportion of Prisoners in Private Prisons by History will remember the United States as the first country in the world to privatize its prisons and jails; the modern era of prison privatization began when Corrections Corporation of America (now known as CoreCivic) was ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
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News in Brief by California: For each of the last five years, members of the Golden State Warriors basketball team have visited San Quentin State Prison. Superstars Kevin Durant and Draymond Green sat among the prisoners and observed from the sidelines as members of the Warriors front office staff played ...
Negative Report Foreshadows End of G4S Juvenile Operations in UK by Derek Gilna Following a damning report, a private security company lost its contract to run a juvenile detention center in the United Kingdom, then later said it intends to sell off its UK-based juvenile operations. Until May 2016, the ...
Article • February 7, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
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News in Brief by Afghanistan: On August 8, 2016, Robert Langdon, a 44-year-old Australian security contractor, became the last Western prisoner to leave an Afghan prison filled with Al Qaeda and Taliban members. U.S. lawyer Kimberly Motley took Langdon’s case pro bono in 2013 and worked diligently to secure his ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
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News in Brief by Arkansas: Michael Graff, 29, was fired following his arrest on charges of sexually assaulting a prisoner. The former Pulaski County jail deputy received a termination letter from Sheriff Doc Holladay which referred to Graff’s arrest as a violation of the Sheriff’s Office’s standards of conduct. A ...
Article • December 7, 2016 • from PLN December, 2016
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News in Brief by Alabama: St. Clair Correctional Facility guard Deandre Price resigned just after his July 5, 2016 arrest for possession of a controlled substance and promoting contraband within a state correctional facility. Price was caught with drugs and other contraband as he reported for work; Alabama Department of ...
Article • November 8, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
United Kingdom: Prison Book Ban Overturned by Derek Gilna A writ filed by Barbara Gordon-Jones, a prisoner at HM Prison Send in Surrey, southwest of London, resulted in the reversal of a policy instituted by the British government that effectively prevented prisoners from receiving books from friends and family members. ...
Article • November 7, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
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News in Brief by California: The Los Angeles Police Department arrested an 81-year-old African American man for going “off topic” while giving public testimony at a June 21, 2016 Police Commission meeting, dragging him from the podium. Tut Hayes spoke weekly at the Commission meetings and had previously been arrested ...
Article • September 30, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
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News in Brief by Arizona: The U.S. Department of Justice declared April 24 to 30, 2016 to be the inaugural National Reentry Week in an effort to recognize the plight of the more than 600,000 prisoners who are released annually from federal and state prisons, plus 11.4 million others who ...
Article • September 8, 2016
Britain Allows Same-Sex Civil Partnerships Inside Prisons by Same-sex prisoner couples in Britain, including those in the highest security classification, have been given the go ahead to enter into civil partnership and have appropriate ceremonies. Prison Service Order 4445 outlines the requirements for prisoners seeking to enter into same-sex civil ...
New Study Debunks Common Beliefs of Children of Incarcerated Parents by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis A study released by the Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy, and in conjunction with the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated, debunks commonly cited statistics concerning children with incarcerated ...
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