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Minor parole violations behind high rate of reincarceration

October 4, 2017

People convicted of felonies are more likely to return to prison if they are sentenced to prison rather…
Nature imagery calms prisoners

September 5, 2017

Sweeping shots of majestic landscapes. Glaciers, forests and waterfalls.  Research shows that these images, shown to people deprived…
Health coverage on the rise for those in the justice system, study finds

September 20, 2016

Every year, millions of people in prison or jail struggle with mental health issues and substance use disorders.…
Largest-Ever European Study on Imprisonment and Recidivism Favours Rehabilitation

August 25, 2016

Prompted by several American studies, all conducted in the state of Texas and showing that serving time in…
Ramen Noodles Become Currency in Prison

August 25, 2016

Ramen noodles are supplanting the once-popular cigarettes as a form of currency among state prisoners — but not…
Long-term study links common psychiatric disorders with increased risk of violent reoffending in ex-prisoners

September 9, 2015

Ex-prisoners with common psychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) and alcohol and drug abuse are substantially…
Harsh prison sentences swell ranks of lifers and raise questions about fairness, study finds

July 8, 2015

Stricter state sentencing laws in Washington have swelled the ranks of inmates serving life sentences to nearly one…
Study finds private prisons keep inmates longer, without reducing future crime

June 11, 2015

A new study finds that inmates in private prisons are likely to serve as many as two to…
Prison Promotes Executive Dysfunction and Fosters Criminal Behaviour: Review

January 21, 2015

A few months ago, Peter Sunde, co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, who got prison time…
Poor outlook for ex-prisoners, new research finds

June 25, 2014

People with a history of mental disorder experience particularly poor outcomes following release from prison, a new Australian…
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