Category: Prisons

Our prisons are a manifest failure. Would that be tolerated in any other public system? | Kathleen Maltzahn | Australia news | The Guardian

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Nearly half of all released prisoners are back in jail, accused or found guilty, within two years. Prison doesn’t reduce crime

via Our prisons are a manifest failure. Would that be tolerated in any other public system? | Kathleen Maltzahn | Australia news | The Guardian

Queensland to end private jails experiment after scathing report | Australia news | The Guardian

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It’s just step 1. Will rehabilitation or Punishment be the priority? Will economic concerns and costs determine the the means making goals secondary. ?( ODT)

Queensland will end its experiment with privately run jails after a scathing report found it was hard to know what was really going on inside them.

The government will retake control of the state’s two privately run prisons, costing taxpayers an extra $111m over four years.

via Queensland to end private jails experiment after scathing report | Australia news | The Guardian

Inmates launch massive nationwide strike to protest ‘modern slavery’ in US prison system | The Independent

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Inmates in as many as 40 prisons in 24 states are refusing to go to work to protest what many believe is “modern-day slavery” and calling for reforms in the US prison system.

Source: Inmates launch massive nationwide strike to protest ‘modern slavery’ in US prison system | The Independent

Dylan Voller’s mother breaks her silence on his juvenile detention treatment and troubled past – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

How did Dylan Voller end up spending most of his formative years behind bars?

Source: Dylan Voller’s mother breaks her silence on his juvenile detention treatment and troubled past – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘They Need To Destroy It’: US Experts On Don Dale And Youth Detention – New Matilda

Those who have looked closely at the issue in the US have a warning for Australia. Max Chalmers reports. When Vincent Schiraldi took charge of Washington D.C.’s juvenile corrections program he saw up close a system in which abuse was not merely enabled but embedded. Schiraldi is a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School, turningMore

Source: ‘They Need To Destroy It’: US Experts On Don Dale And Youth Detention – New Matilda

Incarceration-for-profit: when the commercial imperative clashes with proper justice | Richard Ackland | Opinion | The Guardian

Contracting out the punishment of criminals to private companies creates conflict with the way the state is supposed to be responsible for upholding criminal justice

Source: Incarceration-for-profit: when the commercial imperative clashes with proper justice | Richard Ackland | Opinion | The Guardian

Mass killer Anders Breivik sues Norway over ‘inhuman’ prison life – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, sues Norway for violating his human rights.

Source: Mass killer Anders Breivik sues Norway over ‘inhuman’ prison life – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘This Man Will Almost Certainly Die’ | The Nation

Where Claudio Fagardo-Saucedo grew up, on the colonial streets of the Mexican city of Durango, migrating to the United States was almost a rite of passage. It was following the stream of departures from Durango in the 1980s that the lanky young man left his family and traveled north.

Source: ‘This Man Will Almost Certainly Die’ | The Nation

Prisoners Draw Portraits of Criminal CEOs Who Should Be There Instead (IMAGES)

The CAPTURED project asked prisoners from around the country to paint pictures of people they think should be in jail, but aren’t. The crimes named and the art the inmates made of their faces are astounding.

Source: Prisoners Draw Portraits of Criminal CEOs Who Should Be There Instead (IMAGES)

The Massive Prison Industry In The United States: Big Business & Slavery | Collective-Evolution

Despite the fact that various social, political, and human rights organizations have condemned the United States’ prison system, it remains one of the biggest businesses in existence today. Did you know that America has four percent of the world’s population, yet still carries approximately twenty five percent of the world’s prison population? That is a staggering […]

Source: The Massive Prison Industry In The United States: Big Business & Slavery | Collective-Evolution

Mississippi Debtor’s Prison That Jails Poor Gets Sued By The ACLU AnonHQ

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has accused Biloxi Mississippi of illegally targeting the poor for arrest and jail without representation by legal counsel. Three plaintiffs in the suit had been arrested and jailed because a warrant had charged “them with failure to pay …

Source: Mississippi Debtor’s Prison That Jails Poor Gets Sued By The ACLU AnonHQ