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Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
Publication • August 2, 2017
Vera Institute of Justice - The Prison Paradox, 2017 Vera Evidence Brief For the Record The Prison Paradox: More Incarceration Will Not Make Us Safer Don Stemen, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University Chicago; Member, Vera Research Advisory Board July 2017 Summary* to property crime. Research consistently shows ...
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 ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Computers
Ohio Prisoners Build Computers from Spare Parts, Conceal them in Ceiling by A pair of prisoners at the Marion Correctional Institution in Ohio built two computers from spare parts obtained from PCs they were dismantling as part of a recycling program, then successfully connected them to the prison’s network. The ...
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 ...
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
Filed under: Education
BOP Education Program Revamp in Doubt as Chief is Sacked by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In its waning days, Obama administration officials announced plans to expand education efforts in federal prisons and to provide more direction and oversight to the programs previously run separately at each facility. Former Attorney ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
New York: Disciplinary Segregation Settlement Finalized; $1.6 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On March 31, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin granted final approval to a historic settlement between the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and New York State that will ...
GEO Group Acquires CEC in $360 Million Deal by In an all-cash transaction that closed on April 6, 2017, private prison firm the GEO Group, Inc. acquired New Jersey-based Community Education Centers (CEC), a for-profit reentry and treatment provider. GEO plans to integrate CEC into its existing business operations. The ...
ACLU SoCal - Orange County Jails, 2017 JUNE 2017 A REPORT BY THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JAILS PROJECT The authors of this report are Esther Lim, MSW and Daisy Ramirez, MSW. Contributing authors and researchers: David Colker, Ruth Dawson, Peter Eliasberg, Brendan Hamme, Tasha Hill and ...
VanValkenburg v. Oregon Department of Corrections, OR, Amended Complaint, Hearing Disability Discrimination, 2015 Case 3:14-cv-00916-MO Document 43 Filed 03/18/15 Page 1 of 24 MATTHEW C. ELLIS, OSB No. 075800 matthew@employmentlawpdx.com 621 SW Morrison St Ste 1050 Portland, OR 97205 Telephone: 503/226-0072 SHENOA L. PAYNE, OSB No. 084392 spayne@hk-law.com Haglund Kelley ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Heroin Overdose Antidote Becoming More Widely Available, Including Behind Bars by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Just months after New York's prison system launched a heroin overdose prevention program by training prisoners to administer naloxone – an opioid overdose antidote also known as Narcan – Maryland made it easier to ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Harvard Law School Report Highlights Ill Effects of Criminal Justice Fees by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In September 2016, Harvard Law School published a report titled “Confronting Criminal Justice Debt: A Guide for Policy Reform,” which questioned the moral justification of a criminal justice system that relies on fees ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Education
New York: Prison College Program Reduces Recidivism, Receives More Funding by Gus Bethea "never imagined [he'd] be a college graduate.” The 33-year-old overcame the challenges of in-prison education, such as outdated textbooks and lack of Internet access, to complete a college degree program while serving time on a robbery conviction. ...
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 ...
Publication • June 6, 2017
Filed under: Voting, Release and Reentry
The Sentencing Project - Collateral Consequences, Testimony of ED Before US Commision on Civil Rights, 2017 Testimony of Marc Mauer Executive Director The Sentencing Project Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption and the Effects on Communities Before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights May 19, 2017 Thank you for ...
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 ...
American Friends Service Committee - Aging in Prison, 2017 Aging in prison A human rights problem we must fix Photo: Nikki Khan THE AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE Prison Watch Project Developed by Mary Ann Cool, Bonnie Kerness, Jehanne Henry, Jean Ross, Esq., AFSC student interns Kelsey Wimmershoff and Rachel Frome, ...
Fox v Peters, OR, Order, Spinal Injury Release Plan, 2016 Case 6:16-cv-01602-MC Document 14 Filed 08/11/16 Page 1 of 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON STEVEN FOX, Case No. 6:16-cv-01602-MC Plaintiff, ORDER v. COLETTE PETERS, Director of the Oregon Department of Corrections, in her ...
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