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Prison experts brief Hawaii lawmakers about Reform

Prison experts brief Hawaii lawmakers about reform Published 11:35 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011 http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/Prison-experts-brief-Hawaii-lawmakers-about-reform-1333441.php  HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are hearing from legal experts about a national project designed to increase public safety, reduce prison spending and create alternate criminal … Continue reading

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Responding to a High-Profile Tragic Incident Involving a Person with a Serious Mental Illness

http://consensusproject.org/features/webinar-archive-responding-to-a-high-profile-tragic-incident Webinar Archive: Responding to a High-Profile Tragic Incident Involving a Person with a Serious Mental Illness The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and the CSG Justice Center have released a toolkit to help policymakers better anticipate … Continue reading

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New FAQ: The Implications of Federal Health Legislation on Justice-Involved Populations

New FAQ: The Implications of Federal Health Legislation on Justice-Involved Populations http://consensusproject.org/jc_publications/faqs-implications-of-the-federal-legislation-on-justice-involved-populations http://consensusproject.org/ March 2011…This month marks the one-year anniversary of the passage of federal health reform legislation. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act improves access to health care … Continue reading

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Arizona Inmate Executed Amid Questions Over Drug

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/29/arizona-inmate-eric-john-king-executed-amid-questions-over-drug/ Arizona Inmate Executed Amid Questions Over Drug Mar 29, 2011 – 2:26 PM Amanda Lee Myers AP FLORENCE, Ariz. — A man convicted of killing two people in a 1989 Phoenix convenience store robbery was executed Tuesday despite last-minute … Continue reading

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State pushes wardens to combat inmate suicides

State pushes wardens to combat inmate suicides   8:41 AM, Mar. 11, 2011  |  http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20110311/NEWS01/103110337/1006/RSS01  To read previous installments in the Journal’s series on prison suicides, go to http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com and click on Special Reports. Facility Name Date of suicide Ulster James Williams 3/9/1989 … Continue reading

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Ohio executes man using animal euthanasia drug

Ohio executes man using animal euthanasia drug Reuters – Johnnie Baston in an undated photo. REUTERS/Ohio Department of Rehabilition and Correction http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110310/us_nm/us_ohio_execution;_ylt=Avmu5XMfo8T5E_5aUQtyMbKs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNscTNsb3ZhBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwMzEwL3VzX29oaW9fZXhlY3V0aW9uBGNjb2RlA21vc3Rwb3B1bGFyBGNwb3MDNgRwb3MDMwRwdANob21lX2Nva2UEc2VjA3luX2hlYWRsaW5lX2xpc3QEc2xrA29oaW9leGVjdXRlcw COLUMBUS (Reuters) – Johnnie Baston, a man convicted of killing a Toledo store owner, became the first person executed in … Continue reading

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Obama Budget Plan Could Save $41 Million By Freeing Well-Behaved Inmates

Obama Budget Plan Could Save $41 Million By Freeing Well-Behaved Inmates « on: March 04, 2011, 09:11:05 PM http://www.thecrimereport.org/archive/2011-02-prisons Budget problems are forcing states and the federal government to rethink their approach to prisons, says NPR. Adam Gelb of the … Continue reading

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Inmate Labor

 Ulster County Jail’s work detail benefits participants, community http://www.ulsterpublishing.com/view/full_story/11441793/article–Inmate-Labor-Ulster-County-Jail%E2%80%99s-work-detail-benefits-participants–community-?instance=saugerties_right_column by David Gordon Hudson Valley Times February 17, 2011 slideshowWork banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice and poverty— Voltaire They paint buildings. They clear rubbish. They do light – and … Continue reading

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Calculating Recidivism Rates with the Push of a Button

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Calculating Recidivism Rates with the Push of a Button Via change.org The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics has posted an online analysis tool that allows users to calculate recidivism rates for persons released from state prisons. … Continue reading

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Cell Phones in Prison

Serial Killer Charles Manson made cell phone calls, sent texts from jail: report BY NINA MANDELL DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Saturday, December 4th 2010, 4:00 AM Notorious murderer Charles Manson was caught yakking it up on a cell phone while … Continue reading

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