Prison and Corrections
When Wilderness Boot Camps Take Tough Love Too Far
Troubled teens are occasionally sent to corrective outdoor programs,
where they hike for days or perform manual labor. But some parents are
saying the physical exertion verges on abuse.
Grayling's Privatisation System Comes Apart At The Seams
One day, two more failures of privatisation in the prison system.
Yesterday, the prison inspector's report on Doncaster prison, which is
run by Serco under a 'payment by results' system, found levels of
violence were four times above the norm. Then A4e announced it was
scrapping its contract to provide education in London prisons. Both
provide telling examples of how the profit motive fails to provide
effective services in criminal justice.
A Presumption Against Imprisonment: Social Order And Social Values
This report looks at the issues of crime and punishment, and why we seem
unable to reduce our reliance on imprisonment. The study explores the
reasons behind the high prison population in the UK, as well as offering
contributions to the ongoing debate about why and how we should try to
reduce both the number of people we imprison, and the length of time for
which many are imprisoned.
Out Of Prison, But No Place To Go
Many of the roughly 10,000 inmates who exit U.S. prisons each week face an immediate critical question: Where will I live?
While precise numbers are hard to come by, research suggests that, on
average, about 10 percent of parolees are homeless immediately
following their release. In large urban areas, and among those addicted
to drugs, the number is even higher — exceeding 30 percent.