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Infographic: How the prison population has changed

Data illustrates a rapidly changing prison population 

The UK prison population has changed radically over the years. We have put together an infographic showing some of theses changes. 26 more words

Facts & Stats

Writing For Well-Being - Freedom From An Emotional Prison


It’s been almost a year since I left my post as writer-in-residence at Polmont Young Offender’s Institution, but recently I keep thinking about prisons and similar places where people are isolated from society and the arts, and this leads me to wonder how my ex-students are getting on. 584 more words

Creative Writing

Plans to close Calgary Young Offender Centre put on hold

CALGARY – Plans to close the Calgary Young Offender Centre (CYOC) and the Calgary Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) office have been put on hold.

The controversial closures were initially… 157 more words

News

Youth wreaking havoc on north Edmonton vehicle owners: police

EDMONTON – Edmonton police are blaming an extreme increase in vehicle thefts in northeast Edmonton on two young offenders.

The northeast division has experienced 126 per cent more reported vehicle thefts in Feb. 163 more words

Crime

Calgary Young Offender Centre sending inmates to Edmonton amid cutbacks

CALGARY – The Alberta government announced plans to pare down the Calgary Young Offender Centre (CYOC) and close the Calgary Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) office on Wednesday. 359 more words

Canada

New mental health rights 'proposed' by minister Norman Lamb


Care Minister Norman Lamb said the changes would put people in charge of their care, and promote community support as an alternative to hospital.

This means a lot – but hand in hand – real resources and funding need to be allocated in the community, to teams and GPs who hopefully work with mental health care professionals to look after neglected physical health –  and very importantly (in my opinion) ensuring full time professionals trained in cognative behavioural therapy are in place consistantly in the community teams, otherwise this initiative will struggle. 194 more words

Mental Health

Punched in the Face with Happiness

Bring back Borstal?

Seriously? Surely no one in their right mind would want to bring back that discredited regime that was brutal, oppressive and even abusive before it was finally shut down. 966 more words

Prison