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Posted on 17th February 2017

Recidivism rate unchanged

Here is an article outlining significant news from the prison service in Singapore which stated recently that the recidivism rate amongst inmates is almost unchanged. It has attributed this to the inmates securing stable employment on release, as well as benefitting from family and community support. The prison service noted that strong support from the […]

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Posted on 14th February 2017

UK prisons – a secure environment?

Some quite shocking undercover filming has emerged from one of Britain’s largest prisons which highlights the extreme difficulties some prisons in the UK are having at the moment. These problems are due to a number of factors, but an important one is a lack of prison officers; understaffed prisons have less control over those incarcerated […]

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Posted on 3rd February 2017

Imprisonment should promote rehabilitation

An interesting article from CBC News which discusses the rehabilitation programmes on offer in Canada’s prisons. There has been criticism that the work on offer in prisons to help prepare inmates for work once released is outdated. CORCAN in an agency within the Correctional Service of Canada, which offers training in a variety of sectors […]

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Posted on 1st February 2017

The state of prisons in Brazil

The Centre for Crime and justice Studies hosted an interesting event on 25th January about the violence in prisons in Brazil. Leandro Ayres França, of the Universidade Estácio Rio Grande do Sul, presented his new book, As Marcas do Cárcere (Marks of prison) which details the unstable political history, recent riots and murder in prisons. […]

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Posted on 26th January 2017

Australia Day

Today Australians around the world are celebrating Australia Day. The 26th January marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, as they sought to set up a penal colony in the country. It is now a national holiday used to celebrate the diversity […]

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