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Spotting the ‘Red Flags’ of Abusive Prison Guards

Speaking from a Brooklyn courtroom in 2010, a federal judge delivered a rebuke to New York State corrections officials. The state had just agreed to …

Inmate Abuse by Corrections Officers and the Legal Recourse Available | Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel | New York City

Contrary to popular belief, inmate abuse is not a thing of the past. Misconduct and excessive force against inmates still occur today in New York and …

New York City

Why It’s So Hard to Fire an Abusive Prison Guard

A few days after Ramon Fabian arrived at the Ulster Correctional Facility on the southern edge of New York’s Catskill Mountains last year, a guard …

The inhumane treatment found in our prisons

I don't condone murder, but as a result of the sentencing of Aaron Hernández, the former professional football player, I've had some thoughts about …

Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners

Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 45/111 of 14 December 1990<p>1. All prisoners shall be treated with the respect due to their …

Human Rights

California Prison System Inmates Suffer From Cruel And Unusual Punishment, Supreme Court Rules

A crumbling building called East Block, a section of California’s oldest jail, San Quentin State Prison, houses some of the state’s most dangerous death-row prisoners.<p>But the dining room and dormitories of East Block also provide homes for other things: birds, rodents, cockroaches and pools of …

Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, individuals convicted of a crime have the right to be free of "cruel and unusual" punishment …

Standards on Treatment of Prisoners (Table of Contents) | Criminal Justice Section

Standards on Treatment of Prisoners (Text)<p><b>ABA Criminal Justice Standards on Treatment of Prisoners</b> (Approved by ABA House of Delegates, Feb. …

Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners

Adopted by the First United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, held at Geneva in 1955, and approved by the …

Crime

Rights of Inmates

Even the most chronic or hardened inmates have basic rights that are protected by the U.S. Constitution. If you are facing incarceration, or if you …

Madness

In Florida prisons, mentally ill inmates have been tortured, driven to suicide, and killed by guards.<p>Shortly after Harriet Krzykowski began working at the Dade Correctional Institution, in Florida, an inmate whispered to her, “You know they starve us, right?” It was the fall of 2010, and …

Mental Health

Cruel and usual punishment in jails and prisons

The 8th Amendment bans cruel and unusual punishment. Yet it happens every day in prisons across the country. Putting aside capital punishment, which I would argue is cruel and unusual on its face, Americans are ignoring a host of horrific conditions that inmates are subjected to. This is not only …

CrimeSolutions.gov

<i>Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects: Collaboration and Reentry Partnerships</i>, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2018 <br>PDF<p><i>Evaluation of</i> …

9 Treatment Issues Specific to Prisons - Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System

The unique characteristics of prisons have important implications for treating clients in this setting. Though by no means exhaustive, this chapter …

Prisoner Abuse: How Different are U.S. Prisons?

The sadistic abuse and sexual humiliation by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison has shocked most Americans—but not those of us familiar with U.S. …

Scientists May Have Exposed The Real Loch Ness Monster

The legend of the Loch Ness monster has fascinated us for over a thousand years, inspiring hoax photographs and monster hunting cruises on the …

Loch Ness Monster: Facts About Nessie

Though there are dozens, if not hundreds, of lake monsters around the world, one superstar marine denizen outshines them all: Nessie, the beast said …

Paranormal

May 02, 1933: Loch Ness Monster sighted

The modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news on May 2, 1933. The newspaper <i>Inverness Courier</i> relates an account …

The Legend of Nessie the Ultimate Loch Ness Monster Site

Welcome to The Legend of Nessie, the Ultimate and Official Loch Ness Monster site, with up-to-date information and photographs of new and past …

The Loch Ness Monster

Skeptoid Podcast #318<br>July 10, 2012<br>Podcast transcript<br>Also available in Russian<p><i>Elasmosaurus<br>Image: Nobu Tamura</i><p>Today we're going to plunge into the deep, …

Nessie Hoax Redux - CSI

In April 1934 the quintessential photo of “Nessie,” the fabled Loch Ness Monster, was allegedly snapped by a London gynecologist named Robert Wilson. …

Loch Ness "monster" or "Nessie" - The Skeptic's Dictionary

From Abracadabra to Zombies | View All<p>Loch Ness "monster"<p>The Loch Ness "monster" -- affectionately known as "Nessie" -- is an alleged plesiosaur-like …

Loch Ness Monster

"Nessie" redirects here. For other uses, see Loch Ness Monster (disambiguation) and Nessie (disambiguation).<p>The "surgeon's photograph" of 1934, now …