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Prisons


An aging prison population poses problems

Shannon Roberts | 15 September 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: aging population, America, prisons


Pizza, prison and punishment

Margaret Somerville | 15 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: prisons, rehabilitation
An ethical assessment of allowing prisoners to order in the odd pizza or KFC dinner.


Pro-lifers taking a new direction

William West | 15 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, human dignity, human rights, prisons, pro-life
Prison reform is human dignity issue that needs to be addressed urgently.


Prisoners help struggling families into homes

William West | 09 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: prisons, rehabilitation, service
Prisoners from an Australian jail are being rehabilitated by helping to build low-cost homes for disadvantaged families.


The prisons pickle

James S. Cole | 20 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: prisons, Supreme Court
How Brown v. Plata has undermined Congressional limits on federal court orders, and how citizens have allowed this to happen.


How can US Federal Courts tell States how to run their prisons?

James S. Cole | 09 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: California, prisons, US Supreme Court
The US Supreme Court recently ordered California to reduce the numbers in its over-crowded prisons. Has it overstepped its authority?


Mass torture in America

Lance Tapley | 18 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: human rights, prisons, torture
There's Guantanamo Bay, and then there are America's supermax prisons, where tens of thousands of citizens are kept in solitary confinement.


The dark side of American exceptionalism

Michael Cook | 07 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: human dignity, prisons
Why is 1 in 18 men in the world’s richest nation on probation, on parole or in jail?


Dispatch from death row

Dean Carter | 07 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: death penalty, prisons
A first-hand account of what it's like to wait for the California gas chamber for 25 years.


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