From the article: “Private prison giant Corrections Corp. of America will leave Idaho after more than a decade marked by scandal and lawsuits surrounding its operation of the state’s largest prison.”
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From the article: “The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction on Friday announced it would soon allow a new chemical cocktail to be shot intravenously during lethal injections.”
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MD – Closing Prison’s Revolving Door (opinion)
NM – Unsafe Incarceration
– Angela Uwandu, ASF France Head of Office
Women and children in the Nigerian prisons across the country are plagued with several concerns. These issues range from minors serving time or awaiting trial alongside adult detainees in the same prison facility, pregnant women serving time in prisons, to the more disturbing reality of nursing mothers incarcerated alongside their babies in the prisons. Most recently in early August 2013, two female detainees who are awaiting trial in Kirikiri prisons for capital offences had their babies in prisons. These inmates are being represented in court by Avocats Sans Frontières France (Lawyers without Borders France).
Yet in another case being handled by Avocats sans Frontières France in Katsina state, a female detainee has been on death row alongside her infant child for two years. It is noteworthy that she was sentenced to death for an offence she was alleged to have committed as a…
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Ahead of a Human Rights Commission case launched against it, the Ontario government settled this week with Christina Jahn. Jahn, a 43-year-old woman, was incarcerated in a provincial jail between 2011 and 2012 after being arrested for shoplifting, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. Suffering from serious mental illness, Jahn was essentially dumped in a segregation unit and largely ignored. Her lawyer acknowledges that she is difficult to deal with and manage, due to her erratic behaviour, but contended that long-term segregation is not an acceptable response to a person grappling with mental illnesses. Ontario, rather than defending itself, has granted the point by settling. Jahn will receive an undisclosed cash settlement, but the province has also committed to roll out an aggressive new series of policies and procedures for dealing with mentally ill prisoners.
This is a welcome step. The state of mental health care in Canada’s correctional systems…
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Hidden deep in the lush, rural and rugged bush land of the Lockyer Valley resides an enigma of an estate. A fortress encumbered with the responsibility of correcting society’s unfortunates. Housing various types of men from various types of backgrounds, some are drug addicts, while others are violent offenders, there are those guilty of fraud and organised crime, and even murder. They are all there to be punished for crimes committed against the state, to hopefully learn from their mistakes.
Welcome to Southern Queensland Correctional Centre, the $400 million super prison located in Gatton. The SQCC is just one of Queensland’s privately run prisons, within these razor sharp walls you will discover a mixture of hardened crims and many re-offenders serving lengthy sentences. The prison currently consists of 300 cells, with hopes to one day expand enough to house up to…
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