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2014-09-16 12:25:17

Federal prison population declined for first time since 1980 WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S.

2011-05-18 13:17:02

As public sector prisons move towards the thin staffing level model of profit-making institutions, with their high turnover of personnel who are less connected to their occupation, a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) warns of a potentially detrimental impact on prison quality.

2010-02-16 10:38:00

DALLAS, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, thousands of federal inmates across the country are locked up in prisons...prisons that answer more to their shareholders than they do to the U.S. taxpayers. These private prisons are the subject of a months-long Dan Rather Reports investigation.

2009-06-16 15:05:00

DALLAS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of inmate communication services and innovative Offender and Case Management software design, today announced that it signed a 5-year contract renewal that includes the installation, operation, and maintenance of a sophisticated, centralized inmate calling system for twenty-five of the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) facilities. Highlights: Executed on June 1, 2009, the contract is for a five (5) year...

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.