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Showing 2 posts filed under: Prison [–], Other [–] published between Jul 01, 2009 and Jul 31, 2009 [Show all]

Crowded prisons endanger workers, union says

from Joe Davidson's column in the Washington Post:

"BOP prisons have become increasingly dangerous places to work, primarily because of serious correctional officer understaffing and prison inmate overcrowding problems," Phil Glover, a union official, told a congressional panel Tuesday.

The inmate-to-staff ratio is more than one-third greater than it was in 1997, federal figures show.

Jul 22, 2009 , ,

Restorative justice process helps prisoners, victims

From Phil Haslanger's article in the Capital Times: Each of the 18 grads spoke a bit as they came forward to accept their diplomas from Sue Heneman, a Madison volunteer who was one of the teachers in the program along with Diana Shaw. What was striking was how many of them talked about becoming aware for the first time of the consequences their actions had on their victims, on the community. These men were here for big-time crimes - murder, sexual assault, running prostitution rings.

Jul 08, 2009 , ,

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