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2012-06-25 20:47:19

Offenders with mental health problems need improved and on-going access to health care, according to the first study to systematically examine healthcare received by offenders across the criminal justice system. A new report from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth University, and the Centre for Mental Health, suggests that prison and community sentences offer the best opportunities to provide this. If improvements to mental health are to contribute to breaking the cycle...

2012-05-25 10:29:30

As the Supreme Court considers whether to further limit sentences given to juveniles, new research by Stanford psychologists shows how an offender's race shifts people's support for severe punishment. When it comes to holding children accountable for crimes they commit, race matters. According to a new study by Stanford psychologists, if people imagine a juvenile offender to be black, they are more willing to hand down harsher sentences to all juveniles. "These results highlight the...

2010-05-03 08:56:00

In the news release, Indiana Prison Uses Talent Contest to Rehab Offenders, issued 03-May-2010 by Indiana Department of Correction over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the Note to Editors should read, "To view and download b-roll footage and photos from The Redemption Project: Inmates Got Talent, which can be used by media and journalists in developing their news stories visit www.inmatesgottalent.com/media." The complete, corrected release follows: Indiana Prison Uses...

2010-05-03 08:15:00

INDIANAPOLIS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Doin' Time Entertainment LLC, in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC), announced today that it has used a creative approach toward reducing recidivism, a talent contest to rehabilitate offenders at one of Indiana's prisons. The experience was recently captured in a powerful and entertaining unscripted film, The Redemption Project: Inmates Got Talent, which was produced at Putnamville Correctional Facility, a medium security...

2009-09-16 11:18:42

Parolees with a gambling habit may resort to criminal activities and substance abuse when they are released from prison if there are few community supports to help them re-integrate, a University of Alberta study has concluded. Gambling is prevalent in prisons and the study found that even inmates not habituated to the pastime before incarceration can acquire a taste for it they're unable to shake when released. It's a fact that has worrisome consequences often associated with the commission...

2008-10-08 09:30:00

By MARI YAMAGUCHI By Mari Yamaguchi The Associated Press TOKYO Police said they have apprehended a Western man who went skinny dipping in a moat ringing the Imperial Palace and attracted a huge crowd in one of the capital's main business district s. The middle-aged man jumped into the moat Tuesday, then threw rocks and splashed water at policemen who chased him in a rowboat, a Tokyo Metropolitan Police official said. The police official did not know the man's name or nationality. Public...

2008-08-12 15:00:35

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, Aug. 12 Kyodo - Police on Tuesday arrested a 36-year-old former policeman armed with a Japanese sword after he threw at the US Embassy in Tokyo a bottle containing a message of protest over US policy on North Korea, they said. Takashi Kuninobu, a former police officer of the Hiroshima prefectural police who claims to be a member of a rightwing group, had inserted a message into the bottle citing opposition to the US...

2008-06-16 09:00:25

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, 16 June - Police have arrested three people on suspicion of threatening via electronic bulletin boards to carry out attacks, including murder, since the 8 June stabbing spree in Tokyo's Akihabara district, the National Police Agency said Monday. The suspect in the Akihabara case, 25-year-old Tomohiro Kato, told investigators that he gave warnings of his actions in a series of messages posted on a mobile phone bulletin...

2006-08-25 01:31:35

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo police on Friday arrested five executives from a Japanese company suspected of exporting devices that could be used in producing nuclear weapons, one of which was discovered in Libya, Japanese media said. Mitutoyo Corp., which produces precision measuring equipment, is suspected of exporting to Malaysia without a license two devices that could be used in uranium enrichment, Kyodo news agency said. Police have been investigating possible export routes from...

2006-03-10 01:39:45

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police are investigating two separate cases of suspected group suicide after nine people were found dead in parked cars, the latest in a series of such cases. Five men and one woman were found dead in a station wagon in Saitama prefecture, just north of Tokyo, a police spokesman said. He noted that charcoal stoves were found in the car but declined to give further details, citing ongoing investigations. The charcoal generates carbon monoxide, a poisonous...


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