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  Prison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prisons are conventionally institutions which form part of the criminal justice system of a country, such that imprisonment or incarceration is the legal penalty that may be imposed by the state for the commission of a crime.
Prisons may also be used as a tool of political repression to detain political prisoners, prisoners of conscience, and "enemies of the state", particularly by authoritarian regimes.
Prisons form part of military systems, and are used variously to house prisoners of war, unlawful combatants, those whose freedom is deemed a national security risk by military or civilian authorities, and members of the military found guilty of a serious crime.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prison   (2080 words)

  
 Abu Ghraib prison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Under Hussein's Ba'ath government, it was known as Abu Ghraib Prison and had a reputation as a place of torture and some of the worst cases of torture in the modern world.
The prison complex was built by British contractors in the 1960s, and covered 280 acres (1.15 km²) with a total of 24 guard towers.
All [prisoners in Iraq] except those held by the Ministry of Justice are, technically speaking, held against the law because the Ministry of Justice is the only authority that is empowered by law to detain, to hold anybody in prison.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abu_Ghraib_prison   (1833 words)

  
 The Other Side of the Wall - Prisons and Prison Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
California Prison Walk: The first California Prison Dharma Walk (Feb. 1 - March 4, 200), was an interfaith walk call for alternatives to prisons and the death penalty.
Prison Papers: Excerpts from a proud history of California prison papers.
Prison Writing: Bruce Franklin's anthology of prison writing brings alive voices from the other side of the wall.
www.prisonwall.org   (1015 words)

  
 Bureau of Justice Statistics Prison Statistics
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2005, 5/06.
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2004, 4/05.
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2003, 5/04.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/prisons.htm   (2016 words)

  
 Jailhouse Blues - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Prisons are meant to punish those who have committed a crime, but usually do so with excessive and unintended cruelty.
Once the jail and prison populations come down to a manageable size, correctional officers should be encouraged, through educational and salary incentives, to switch from their current roles--in which they basically function like hotel attendants--to becoming true “Rehabilitation Officers,” implementing and managing meaningful rehabilitation programs.
Prison systems should be rewarded for their ability to rehabilitate inmates, not for simply preventing inmates from escaping.
www.forbes.com /2006/04/15/prison-jeffrey-ross_cx_jr_06slate_0418ross.html   (1042 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Growing prison populations challenge already cash-strapped states   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Yet the cost of housing, feeding and caring for a prison inmate is roughly $20,000 per year, or about $40 billion nationwide using 2002 figures, according to The Sentencing Project, a nonprofit organization that promotes alternatives to prison.
Prison alternative advocates credit moves in some states to divert drug offenders to treatment programs and other innovations for that lower growth rate.
The federal prisons and almost all state corrections systems are over their capacities, with 71,000 offenders serving their state or federal sentences in local jails.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2003-07-27-us-prisons_x.htm   (839 words)

  
 prison
From 1980 to 1990, the nation's federal and state prison population increased by 134% to 771,243 persons; by 2000 it was 1,381,892 persons, a 79% increase from 1990; an additional 689,794 persons were in local jails and juvenile detention centers.
The chief types of prisons in the United States (with similar institutions in other countries) are the local jail, for pretrial detention and short sentences, and the state and federal penitentiaries, for convicts with long sentences.
Libby Prison - Libby Prison, in Richmond, Va., a Confederate prison for captured Union officers in the American...
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0840179.html   (538 words)

  
 Prison Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Prison Radio’s mission is to challenge mass incarceration and racism by airing the voices of men and women in prison by bringing their voices into the public dialogue on crime and punishment.
Prison Radio’s productions illustrate the perspectives and the intrinsic human worth of the more than 5.1 million people under correctional control in the U.S. We seek to have listeners question the costs to society of mass incarceration and the increasing use of the death penalty.
Prison Radio is a project of The Redwood Justice Fund which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the defense of the environment and of civil and human rights secured by law.
www.prisonradio.org   (265 words)

  
 The Stanford Prison Experiment: Still powerful after all these years (1/97)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Later, when she looked at the monitor of the prison yard again, she asked someone to point out John Wayne and was shocked to discover it was the young man she had talked with earlier.
One prisoner challenged this, Maslach said, noting that the guard had tripped him earlier when he was taking him down the hall to the bathroom.
In Zimbardo's view, prisons are "failed social-political experiments" that continue to bring out the worst in relations between people "because the public is indifferent to what takes place in secret there, and politicians use them, fill them up as much as they can, to demonstrate only that they are tough on crime.
www.stanford.edu /dept/news/relaged/970108prisonexp.html   (2586 words)

  
 Cayuga County Historian - Early History of Cayuga County - Auburn Prison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The original design of the prison included 61 double cells but William Britten, the first warden, made each double cell into solitary cells, thinking it would be easier to handle seperated convicts.
In 1913 Thomas Mott Osborne was appointed chairman of a commission on prison reform.
It was a governing body of prisoners and was one of the first attempts at reformation rather than retribution.
www.co.cayuga.ny.us /history/cayugahistory/prison.html   (335 words)

  
 Texas Prison Museum Home
The new museum exhibits trace the development of the Texas prison system from its humble beginnings in 1848 to the system of today: a system that incarcerates approximately 150,000 offenders with a 2.5 billion dollar annual budget.
One of the most chilling exhibits at the Texas Prison Museum is "Old Sparky," the decommissioned electric chair in which 361 prisoners were executed between 1924 and 1964.
This legendary device, made by prison workers, was in storage at the Walls Unit Death House before being donated to the museum, and is our most controversial exhibit.
www.txprisonmuseum.org   (583 words)

  
 Prison Policy Initiative
The Prison Policy Initiative documents the disastrous impact of mass incarceration on individuals, communities, and the national welfare.
Building upon our pioneering Importing Constituents: Prisoners and Political Clout in New York report, the Prisoners of the Census project works to quantify, publicize and reform the current practice of utilizing the Census to shift political power away from poor and minority communities and into the hands of prison expansion proponents.
Prisoners of the Census Miscounting prisoners undercounts democracy
www.prisonpolicy.org   (693 words)

  
 prison
According to his prison files, which he allowed Southam News and the Citizen to view, Richard Albert Carlson was born in Thunder Bay to an alcoholic father who abused his mother and his six siblings.
Richard Carlson is a prisoner in Thunder Bay District Jail.
A 21 year prison term is not the end of the legal challenges for a convicted Thunder Bay bank robber.
www.aches-mc.org /prison.html   (11500 words)

  
 Amnesty International 1998 Annual Report on Syria (the Syrian Arab Republic)
Of the 29 prisoners of conscience who were transferred to Tadmur military prison in 1996, apparently to punish them for refusing to sign an undertaking dissociating themselves from all past political activities (see Amnesty International Report 1997), five were released.
Three prisoners of conscience _ Bassam Budur, Taisir Hassoun, and 'Adib al-Jani _ remained held in Tadmur military prison, three years beyond the expiry of their eight-year sentences imposed by the SSSC in connection with the PCA.
Fateh Jamus, a prisoner of conscience arrested in 1982 and sentenced in 1994 to 15 years' imprisonment in connection with the PCA, was reportedly transferred during the year to the Military Interrogation Branch, and was still in detention at the end of the year.
www.amnesty.org /ailib/aireport/ar98/mde24.htm   (1790 words)

  
 Abu Ghurayb Prison - Iraq Security Organization Facilities
Four new prison compounds appear to be in the early stages of construction.
However, many prisoners remained unaccounted for and according to one report Iraqi TV acknowledged that there was no freedom for those convicted of “the crimes of spying for the Zionist entity [Israel] and United States” although it fails to give numbers.
The women prisoners at Abu Ghraib were guarded by at least two female military police officers each shift to ensure modesty, though two of them were set to be released in a matter of days.
www.globalsecurity.org /intell/world/iraq/abu-ghurayb-prison.htm   (1645 words)

  
 Mobile Game Lab - The Prison
The Prison is a Breakout-style game featuring a wide assortment of power-ups, special bricks, and other oddities.
For the uninitiated, the object of the game is to destroy bricks by bouncing a ball (or in this case, a little man trapped in a ball) into them, while keeping the ball from falling off the bottom of the screen.
One of the (relatively) unique points in The Prison's gameplay is that you don't need to hit every brick to complete a level; instead you just need to hit the top border a few times.
www.mobilegamelab.com /index.php?page=prison   (111 words)

  
 Kairos Prison Ministry International Official Website
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is the parent organization of a body of ministries addressing the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women and children, to their families and to those who work in the prison environment.
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation chartered in the State of Florida and has become known as Kairos Prison Ministry.
The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen.
www.kairosprisonministry.org   (252 words)

  
 welcome to the prison reform trust website
The work of the Prison Reform Trust is aimed at creating a just, humane and effective penal system.
The reason for this is not more crime or from more convictions in court, which have either fallen or stayed stable, but the extension of prison for petty offenders and longer sentences.
Prisons have become warehouses where prison officers act as turnkeys, processing people from overcrowded jail to overcrowded jail.This briefing sets out the state of our prisons and the wear and tear of year-on-year increases in the use imprisonment.
www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk   (259 words)

  
 HM Prison Service - Locate a Prison - Whatton
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Whatton is a category C prison which holds adult male sex offenders.
The prison runs a Listener Scheme for those prisoners who are considered to be at risk from suicide or self harm.
www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk /prisoninformation/locateaprison/prison.asp?id=434,15,2,15,434,0   (163 words)

  
 Women in Prison - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The most common offences for which women are sent to prison are theft and handling stolen goods.
The women’s prison population went up by 173% in the decade to 2004.
Whatever else a prisoner knows, she knows everything there is to know about punishment because that is exactly what she has grown up with.
www.womeninprison.org.uk   (310 words)

  
 Prison Break TV Show - Prison Break Television Show - TV.com
More Pictures This drama focuses on a prison designer who gets himself thrown into one of his own prisons to help his falsely accused brother escape death row.
Prison break season II is a wrecker-----HELLO TO ALL BLAKEHURST SKOOL MATES------- TALEBO.
Prison Break has leaped ahead in the first two shows of its second season.
www.tv.com /prison-break/show/31635/summary.html   (549 words)

  
 Prison-Ministry.org - Prison Ministries Services
Studies show that those prisoners most involved with religious activities while in prison have a significantly lower return rate than those not involved.
We currently serve approximately 1,500 of the over 4,500 prisons in the United States—about one-third of all prisons in the country.
Depending on the situation in each prison, chaplains may keep the Bibles in a central location for group use or distribute them to prisoners for personal use.
www.prison-ministry.org /services   (586 words)

  
 Andersonville Civil War Prison
Flowing through the prison yard was a stream called Stockade Branch, which supplied water to most of the prison.
Eight small earthen forts located around the exterior of the prison were equipped with artillery to quell disturbances within the compound and to defend against feared Union cavalry attacks.
As a prisoner, Atwater was assigned to record the names of deceased Union soldiers for the Confederates.
www.angelfire.com /ga2/Andersonvilleprison/index.html   (844 words)

  
 Prison Fellowship International - pfi_homepage
A few years ago, prisoners in Belize were served their "meals" out of a wheelbarrow and slept on wet concrete floors.
Now prisoners are offered good food, beds, educational opportunities and hope.
PFI Restorative Justice initiatives include faith-based prison units and The Sycamore Tree Project®, a 8 to 12-week victim/offender mediation programme.
www.pfi.org   (114 words)

  
 PrisonSucks.com: Research on the prison industrial complex
Statistics as of June 30, 2004 from Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2004, Tables 14; except for the race rate statistics which are calculated from Table 13 and Census Bureau population estimates.
The song was first performed at a Swedish prison and released on the 1974 LP "Pa Osteraker" (Inside a Swedish Prison).
Prisonsucks.com is a project of the Prison Policy Initiative PO Box 127 Northampton MA 01061.
www.prisonsucks.com   (1449 words)

  
 The Prison-Industrial Complex
The gun towers have peaked roofs and Gothic stonework that give the prison the appearance of a medieval fortress, ominous and forbidding.
The bullet holes in the ceilings of Folsom's cellblocks, left by warning shots, are the last traces of the prison's violent years.
Today Folsom is a medium-security (Level 2) facility, filled with the kind of inmates that correctional officers consider "soft." No one has been stabbed to death at Folsom in almost four years.
www.theatlantic.com /issues/98dec/prisons.htm   (506 words)

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