Citations with the tag: PRISONS
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- Arkansas County May Sue State for Owed Prison System Funding.
Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer; 12/26/2001, Vol. 338 Issue 31291, p30
Reports that budget cuts in the state Dallas left the Arkansas Department of Corrections (DOC) short of funding to reimburse county funding to reimburse county sheriffs for housing state prisoners, a Pulaski County. Amount left for housing state prisoners with the state; Announcements by the...
- Thumbs down on Hobbema jail.
Albanese, Elizabeth // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 5/10/93, Vol. 20 Issue 21, p59
Announces councillors from the Samson band in central Alberta voted against a minimum security federal prison being built on their reserve. Lester Nepoose, who spearheaded the opposition, says the prison should be located farther from the community. The final decision must be ratified in June.
- But it's only a women's prison.
Stanley, Anne // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 6/28/93, Vol. 20 Issue 28, p26
Considers speculations by residents of the Castledowns neighborhood of Edmonton that women will be tempted to commit crimes to get into the new maximum security prison proposed for their neighborhood. Ihor Broda, Edmonton lawyer and spokesman for North Edmonton Taxpayers Association, believes...
- Butting heads over the women's prison.
Stanley, Anne // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 7/19/93, Vol. 20 Issue 31, p43
Outlines the two publicity campaigns launched last week for and against the proposed new women's prison in northeast Edmonton. Payroll versus housing values; Worry over violent women; Comments.
- Prison population peaks.
Stanley, Anne // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 2/5/96, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p47
Relates the statement by Statistics Canada that the nation's number of inmates has never been higher. The number of adults in jail on any given day in 1995; The increase in 1996.
- How to get the numbers down.
Champion, Chris // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 2/26/96, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p28
Ponders possible solutions to the spiralling prison costs and growing number of inmates in Canadian prisons. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) wanting to return more low-risk criminals to the community; Brian Evans, Alberta's justice minister, favoring community-based alternatives for...
- A study of `progressive' penology.
Sheehan, G.W. // Archaeology; May92, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p44
Uses the example of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to argue that valuable social information can be found in the most unlikely of archaeological sites. Built in 1829; The biggest and most expensive public works project of its time; The information on the era's penology which is...
- Cooler for 4,200 in just 24 months.
Sheehan, G.W. // Architectural Record; Aug1988, Vol. 176 Issue 9, p39
Harris County, TX is planning to convert a 62-year-old cold storage warehouse in Houston into a 4,200 bed detention center.
- Courts help shape jail design.
D.J.C. // Architectural Record; Sep1990, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p146
Photo essay with text of the Sonoma County Detention Facility in Santa Rosa, California, designed by The Ehrenkrantz Group. How the building responds to court decisions defining inmates' rights.
J.S.R. // Architectural Record; Jan1993, Vol. 181 Issue 1, p106
Presents photographs of the Eastern State Penitentiary ruins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John Haviland as the original architect; Completion of first cell block in 1829; Radial floor plan.
- Denver, COLORADO.
J.S.R. // Advocate; 11/26/85, Issue 434, p26
Reports on the implementation of a color-coded uniform program for the prisoners at Denver County Jail in Denver, Colorado. Types of cases with color-coded uniforms; Color of homosexual inmates' uniforms.
- Recycling the gulag.
J.S.R. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; May1992, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p5
States Cynthia Neu, publisher of the `Independent Newspaper from Russia,' has suggested the US contract out the care of prisoners to Russia, which could house them in `well maintained jails' in Siberia at a unit cost of about $10,000 a year, well below the average annual cost of $26,000 per...
- Does prison pay?
DiIulio Jr., J.J.; Piehl, A.M. // Brookings Review; Fall91, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p28
Reports on the benefit-cost analyses of imprisonment and how they have figured prominently of late in national debates about corrections policy, with many judgements about the efficacy of imprisonment policies resting on implicit estimates of the costs and benefits of imprisonment. The...
- The return of chain gangs.
Zitzer, Susan // Corrections Today; Jun95, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p16
Reports on the state of Alabama's implementation of putting prisoners to work along roadsides.
- No tax allowed.
Pattison, S. // Consumers' Research Magazine; Mar1992, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p40
Reports that in a move with implications for the whole state, the California State Supreme Court has just denied San Diego County its authority to impose a sales tax to fund new jails and courts, basing its decision on rules instituted under Proposition 13. The ruling is important because the...
- A UN program will expand Rwanda's prison capacity.
Hanson, Cynthia; McLaughlin, Abraham // Christian Science Monitor; 9/13/95, Vol. 87 Issue 202, p2
Focuses on Rwanda's prison expansion plans to be undertaken by UN in the face of an acute crisis over there.
- In Latin America, revolting jail life.
Lawrence, David Aquila // Christian Science Monitor; 4/14/97, Vol. 89 Issue 96, p6
Reports on an inmate riot in Bogota's Modelo prison, in Colombia. Status of the prison system; Comments from Miller Rubio, spokesman for Colombia's prison police; Estimation of escaped prisoners in Bogota.
- Molding a cry and a song.
Klein, R. // Commonweal; 1/15/88, Vol. 115 Issue 1, p14
American prisoners as poets. Poems selected from the 60 prison poets published in `The Light from Another Country: Poetry from American Prisons' compiled by non-prisoner Joseph Bruchac.
- IRAN: RISK SUMMARY.
Klein, R. // Middle East Monitor: The Gulf; Nov2011, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p8
The article offers information about the political risk in Iran, wherein the two U.S. citizens, who were arrested in 2009, was released by the government on September 21, 2011.
Toch, Hans // Federal Probation; Jun93, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p68
Discusses Occasional Paper No. 1/1992 of the Scottish Prison Service. `The Prison Survey' by Ed Wozniak and David McAllister; Correctional institution research.
- Locating absconders: Results from a randomized field experiment.
Taxman, Faye S.; Byrne, James M. // Federal Probation; Mar1994, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p13
Discusses how the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department in Arizona addresses the problem of developing a warrants unit devoted to locating and apprehending absconders. Strategies for absconder location and apprehension; Problems posed by absconders to the criminal justice system; Judicial...
- Is further prison expansion worth the costs?
Marvell, Thomas B. // Federal Probation; Dec94, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p59
Discusses issues related to prison expansion. Benefits of expansion; Direct costs; Additional putative benefits.
- Don't be cruel.
Marvell, Thomas B. // Insight on the News; 07/29/96, Vol. 12 Issue 28, p4
Reports that old-style chain gangs for prisoners were discontinued in Alabama as part of a settlement with the US District Court in Montgomery. Decision to shackle the inmates individually instead in groups; Security concerns.
- Crime rate declines; prison population continues to rise.
Marvell, Thomas B. // Jet; 08/31/98, Vol. 94 Issue 14, p47
Focuses on a report of the Justice Department of the United States, that despite a decline in the crime rate the prison population in the nation continues to grow. Reasons cited for the growth in the prison population; Information on the report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Lassiter, C. // Mother Jones; Sep/Oct90, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p52
Describes the US Penitentiary at Marion, Ill., which was `locked down' seven years ago, restricting or denying sources of community to prisoners. Famous approach to prison management; Criticisms of techniques; Riots leading up to lockdown; Stratified-management program; Types of inmates;...
- Pro-prison board members voted out.
McBrien, P. Clare; Malcolm, Teresa // National Catholic Reporter; 12/15/95, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p11
Reports on the campaign against the building of a private prison in Wythe County, Virginia. Denial of a referendum on the issue; Resolution by the Board of Supervisors of Wythe County opposing sort of prison within county borders.
- Request to destroy tape denied.
McBrien, P. Clare; Malcolm, Teresa // National Catholic Reporter; 7/12/96, Vol. 32 Issue 34, p6
Reports on the denial of a request by the Portland, Oregon archdiocese to destroy the tape of a prisoner's confession recorded in the Lane County jail.
- Prison blues.
McBrien, P. Clare; Malcolm, Teresa // New Hampshire Business Review; 7/19/96, Vol. 18 Issue 15, p16A
Reports that the New Hampshire Legislature has left the prison construction project in Berlin unfunded in hope of receiving money under the federal crime bill. Truth-in-sentencing requirement of federal law different from the state law; Implication of the difference of the two laws.
- Chain gang.
McBrien, P. Clare; Malcolm, Teresa // New Internationalist; Jun95, Issue 268, p5
Reports on the plan of Alabama Governor Fob James to put more prison inmates to do manual work in the state highways.
- Australia's apartheid.
Pilger, J. // New Statesman & Society; 5/31/91, Vol. 4 Issue 153, p10
Examines the tragedies taking place in Australia where the violent deaths of black Australians in prison and police custody have become big news. Has been occurring for over 200 years; A black Australian dies in custody every few weeks; Deaths in the aboriginal community; The story of Eddie and...
- Beached in Spain.
Matthews, R. // New Statesman & Society; 8/9/91, Vol. 4 Issue 163, p25
Asserts that British prisoners in Spain get treated unfairly. Case of Paul and Alan Sell, who were arrested and charged with attempted murder; Drug addicts in the prison; The disadvantage of not speaking Spanish; Description of the prison in which the Sell's are incarcerated; Bleak conditions...
- Cell out.
Morton, J. // New Statesman & Society; 8/23/91, Vol. 4 Issue 165, p25
Criticizes the British practice of holding prisoners in police stations and courts. How the Home Office justifies the practice; High costs to taxpayers; Poor conditions for prisoners and visitors; Proposed simple and inexpensive solution.
- A fluffed chance.
Morton, J. // New Statesman & Society; 9/20/91, Vol. 4 Issue 169, p5
Editorial. Analyzes Lord Justice Woolf's report on British prisons, entitled `Care, Custody and Justice.' How it studied last year's riots at Strangeways and 23 other prison systems; Suggested causes of riots; Proposed reforms; Problems the report fails to address; Criticism against the weak...
- Taking liberties.
Jenkins, J. // New Statesman & Society; 11/15/91, Vol. 4 Issue 177, p23
Warns of the dangers of privatization of prisons. How Britain's home office minister Angela Rumbold has recently signed the first contract with a private operator to run the new Wolds luxury prison in Humberside; Flaws in arguments that support private prisons; Negative consequences forecast.
- There never was a harder place than `the Rock'.
Stuller, Jay; Lefebure, Regis // Smithsonian; Sep95, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p84
Features the old federal penitentiary at Alcatraz Island. History of the facility; Tourist attraction; Notorious inmates of Alcatraz.
- Addressing California's inmate population growth.
Stuller, Jay; Lefebure, Regis // Spectrum: Journal of State Government; Summer97, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p26
Foucses on the population growth of the inmates in California. Details on how the growth is affecting the department of corrections; Information on the growth estimates for the year 2006; Identification of recommendations on how to decrease the population.
Stuller, Jay; Lefebure, Regis // Thrust for Educational Leadership; Oct94, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p45
Presents an overview of the report `Prisoners of Time,' from the National Education Commission on Time and Learning. Criticism of the time structure within which American schools operate; Recommendations for American schools; Price; Contact information.
- Jailhouse hock.
Hart, P.K. // Texas Monthly; Feb89, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p98
Discusses the Texas prison dilemma, whereby criminals with records of violent crimes are being released to make room for petty offenders. Possible action by the governor and the Legislature.
- Venus behind bars.
Draper, R. // Texas Monthly; Aug90, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p30
Discusses the controversy that has arisen between the state of Texas, the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), and the town of Venus, Tex. over the benefits and failings of the Venus Unit of CCA's Minimum Security Facility. The state is unhappy with CCA, while Venus wants the prison to...
- Three new legal instruments approved by General Assembly.
Draper, R. // United Nations Chronicle; Mar89, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p91
Reports on the adoption of three new legal documents by the UN General Assembly. Prevention and removal of disputes; Protection for prisoners; Free circulation of international bills of exchange and promissory notes.
- The Specter initiative.
Gourley, J. // Washington Monthly; Jul/Aug88, Vol. 20 Issue 6/7, p21
In 1983, Republican Arlen Specter, then Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the District of Columbia, decided to start a pilot program in the Washington DC jails, to rehabilitate prisoners through an improved prisoner education program. The program wasted a great deal of money...
- Calif. prisoners sort city garbage.
Wiley, Walt // Waste News; 04/20/98, Vol. 3 Issue 49, p20
Focuses on the city of Folsom, California decision to let prison inmates sort city garbage to meet state recycling mandates. Comments from Glenn Fait, City Councilman; When Folsom decided to try this initiative; How the inmates will be supervised; Amount inmates will be paid an hour.
- Rights for Muslims.
Wiley, Walt // Christian Century; 5/6/87, Vol. 104 Issue 15, p433
Discusses charges brought against Leesburg State Prison in New Jersey by the American Jewish Congress and the Synagogue Council of America for not allowing resident Muslim prisoners to attend their weekly service called Jumu'ah.
- The Uighur dilemma.
Keene, David // Hill; 7/14/2009, Vol. 16 Issue 82, p27
No abstract available.
- Corrections in the German Democratic Republic.
Arnold, Jorg // British Journal of Criminology; Winter95, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p81
Presents a retrospective account of the prison system in the German Democratic Republic and surveys present and future developments. Legal and structural foundations of the prison system; Discussion about a general amnesty on the occasion of German unification for all prisoners in East and West...
- Imprisonment in transition.
Dunkel, Frieder // British Journal of Criminology; Winter95, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p95
Describes the situation of the prison system in the new federal states of Germany after the reunification in 1990. Security issues; Problems of overtaking and integrating the prison staff of the former German Democratic Republic; Disparities in the development of prison regimes in comparison...
- Sentencing, race and the poor.
Anderson, G. // America; 12/22/1990, Vol. 163 Issue 20, p508
Studies the impact of current sentencing legislation on the minority poor. The Sentencing Project of Washington, D.C.; Mandatory drug laws; 1989 study by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on discriminatory sentences; State judges and the role of politics; 1990 General Accounting Office report,...
- Prisons and money.
Anderson, G. // America; 5/11/1991, Vol. 164 Issue 18, p516
Looks at disturbing aspects of private prison corporations. Multi-million dollar industry which appeals to economically depressed areas; Advertisements from Prison Health Services and Campbell Soup Co. in `Corrections Today'; Randall Guynes, of Institute for Law and Justice voices concerns;...
- Following the footsteps of Alabama and Arizona, Florida is reinstituting chain gangs.
Hanson, Cynthia; McLaughlin, Abraham T. // Christian Science Monitor; 11/22/95, Vol. 87 Issue 251, p2
No abstract available.
- Brazilian city `adopts' its jail, now inmates don't escape.
Epstein, Jack // Christian Science Monitor; 1/19/96, Vol. 88 Issue 37, p1
Reports on the adoption of a public Brazilian jail by the residents of Braganca Paulista. Comments from Sandra de Toledo Zago; Effects of adoption on jail; How adoption came into effect; Launching of campaign by the Association for Prisoner Protection and Assistance (APAC); Information on...