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Publication • August 1, 2017
Physicians for Human Rights - Neither Justice Nor Treatment, 2017 Physicians for Human Rights Neither Justice Nor Treatment Drug Courts in the United States June 2017 There are more than 3,100 drug courts operating in the United States. But while the courts’ proponents say they reduce recidivism for people with ...
States Use Medicaid Expansion under Obamacare to Lower Prison Healthcare Costs, Reduce Recidivism by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Despite constant backlash against the Affordable Care Acts (ACA), states across the country are depending on the federal legislation to not only reduce healthcare costs for prisoners and parolees, but also ...
Affluenza Epidemic Rampant in Our Nation’s Criminal Justice System by Gary Hunter by Gary Hunter Af-flu-en-za /n. <L. affluentia, see AFFLUENCE + <LL. Influens, see INFLUENCE/: an acute and infectious disease caused by greed and favoritism in the judicial system and characterized by preferential treatment and lenient sentences for wealthy ...
Council of State Governments - Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project, 2002 police chiefs | consumers | pretrial service administrators | probation officials | state legislators | substance abuse providers | state corrections directors | judges | district attorneys | families | parole board members | county executives | public ...
Article • June 5, 2017
‘Pimping Out’ Drug Addicts for Cash by Alfred Lubrano In Philadelphia, addicts have become a cash crop, used by some treatment centers and recovery houses to create a perpetual money churn. On the street, it's called "pimping out." By Alfred Lubrano Each day, through the streets of Kensington, Frankford, and ...
FAMM - Using Time to Reduce Crime, 2017 USING TIME TO REDUCE CRIME: Federal Prisoner Survey Results Show Ways to Reduce Recidivism By Kevin Ring and Molly Gill JUNE 2017 AUTHORS Kevin A. Ring President Families Against Mandatory Minimums Molly Gill Director of Federal Legislative Affairs Families Against Mandatory Minimums ...
Eighth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Minnesota Prisoner Medical Deliberate Indifference Lawsuit by On November 24, 2014, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a ruling that affirmed a district court order granting summary judgment to Olmstead County, Minnesota defendants in a lawsuit in which the family of a deceased ...
‘She Was Afraid To Go Back To Jail’ by By Liz Adetiba, The Huffington Post Athena Covarrubias, 40, was arrested in August 2015 on a drug charge and three bond forfeiture warrants. She was taken to Texas’ Travis County Jail, where she hanged herself 12 days later. Her cousin, Kelly ...
PLN Exclusive! Wisconsin DOC Audit Reveals Contract Violations by Community Corrections Provider by Derek Gilna Genesis Behavioral Services, a private company, contracts with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide community corrections services to male offenders at a facility in Kenosha – including certified substance abuse, mental health, domestic ...
Model Mental Health Care Diversion System Started by Miami Judge by David Reutter Thanks to the efforts of Florida Eleventh Circuit Court Judge Steve Leifman, Miami-Dade County is leading the way in how police and the courts deal with the mentally ill. As PLN has reported over the years, jails ...
Michigan Jail Subject of Wrongful Death Lawsuit and PLN Censorship Suit by The family of a prisoner who died from drug withdrawal symptoms at Michigan’s Macomb County Jail (MCJ) filed a lawsuit against the facility and its private medical contractor, Correct Care Solutions, in March 2015. On June 11, 2014, ...
Wardens “Retire” from Two California Women’s Prisons by The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) called the July 29, 2016 “retirement” of wardens at two state women’s prisons a “coincidence.” However, Colby Lenz, a legal advocate with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, commenting on the abrupt departures of ...
Extended Sentence by The formerly incarcerated are facing crippling prison debt when they get out, and it needs to stop. By Larry Schwartztol and Abby Shafroth, Slate When David Silva returned in 2006 from serving 38 months in New Jersey state prison for offenses related to his substance abuse, he faced more than ...
"Work Therapy"—How the Salvation Army's Chain of Rehabs Exploits Unpaid Labor by By Kenneth Anderson, The Influence Normally when we hear about people who use drugs being sent to forced labor camps as so-called “addiction treatment,” we think of places like Vietnam, China or the former Soviet Union. Surely nothing ...
Article • November 7, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Federal Prisoner Tells President “No Thanks” to Offer of Clemency with RDAP Condition by Derek Gilna Federal prisoner Arnold Ray Jones was one of almost 30,000 applicants seeking executive clemency from President Obama, including those who took part in Clemency Project 2014, which was launched to provide much-needed relief to ...
Arizona Protects Juvenile Rehabs, Destroys Reports of Abuse and Neglect by   A recent newspaper investigation revealed that Arizona's would-be oversight of residential treatment centers (RTCs) for at-risk children is as duplicitous and unjust as the state's prisons and jails. A February report from The Arizona Republic found that the ...
Taxpayer-funded Drug Rehab Empire Collapses under Lawsuits, Indictments by Joe Watson A purportedly non-profit organization run by a father-and-son team that operated methadone clinics and so-called “sober houses” across New York City faced indictments in October 2014 for stealing millions of dollars in public funds and fraudulent insurance claims. Alan ...
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Spurs Re-Training of Syracuse, N.Y. Jail Guards by In the wake of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a former prisoner's widow, guards at the Onondaga County Justice Center Jail in Syracuse, N.Y., have purportedly been re-trained in the humane treatment of prisoners with drug abuse and ...
Publication • August 19, 2016
To Treat or Not To Treat: Evidence on the Prospects of Expanding Treatment to Drug-Involved Offenders, Urban Institute, 2008 R E S E A R C H A p r i l 2 0 0 8 Evidence on the Prospects of Expanding Treatment to Drug-Involved Offenders R E P O ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population, Culpeper Foundation, 1998 Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population January 1998 Funded by: Charles E. Culpeper Foundation The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 500.C Table of Contents Glossary .......................................................................................................................... i Foreword ...................................................................................................................... iii I. Introduction and Executive Summary..................................................................... 1 Most Inmates ...
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