Tagged: prison

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UCR Reports U.S. Crime Down in 2019

Federal Bureau of Investigation‘s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) has compiled and published crime data in the United States in 2019. As the national repository for crime data collected by law enforcement, the UCR 2019 Crime in the United States (CIUS) is a comprehensive and comparative resource for crime data....

Extreme Heat in Texas Prisons: A “Violation of Basic Human Rights”

A new report released this week by the University of Texas School of Law Human Rights Clinic claims that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is guilty of human rights violations against inmates kept in “dangerously high temperatures and extreme heat conditions.” The report, “Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons,”...

‘Managed Access Technology’: Blocking Contraband Cell Phones in California Prisons

Today, a new report has been released by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) titled, “Efficacy of Managed Access Systems to Intercept Call from Contraband Cell Phones in California Prisons.” The report includes findings and recommendations from the CCST study which reported “significant concerns” about “managed access technology”...

American Civil Liberties Union: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration

A recent report, “Banking on Bondage: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration”, by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) finds that the national mass incarceration system often results in negative effects on the government and the general public, but not for the private prison industry. The report examines the business models...