An excellent article in Corrections.com reminds officers of their own freedoms, and that those freedoms should help them stay calm and professional in a tense and negative world.
Marc Levin, director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, researched parole for "infirm" inmates and discovered that, in Texas alone, the state would save $42.6 million in 2013, while only adding $1.57 million in parole costs.
It's arithmetic. Tax dollars. So why can't
Nearly 4,500 prisoners in the state are held in segregated housing on any given day, about half in solitary confinement and half in cells with another inmate, according to the N.Y.C.L.U., which planned to publish a 72-page report on its findings on Tuesday, a copy of which was provided in advance to The New York Times.
The civil liberties group called both types of segregation “arbitrary, inhuman
When Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill expanding news media access to state prisons, he was following in a long California tradition. Three previous governors have vetoed such bills that would let reporters record interviews of whatever prisoner they choose.
More than 7 million adults are under some form of correctional supervision in the United States.
More than 1.6 million are incarcerated in federal and state prisons; 760,000 are locked in our jails.
(Reuters) - A prominent federal judge said on Thursday that the infestation of a prison cell with mice and cockroaches may violate the U.S. constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment, even if the inmate is not physically harmed.
Writing for a panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Circuit Judge Richard Posner nonetheless