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March 2005 Archives (International News)

2nd March 2005

"High Court Ends Death Penalty for Youths" by Hope Yen, Associated Press

The U.S Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Constitution forbids the execution of killers who were under 18 when they committed their crimes, ending a practice used in 19 states. Read more

New Report: "Women in Prison in Massachusetts: Maintaining Family Connections" by Erika Kates, Paige Ransford with Carol Cardozo

Published by the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, McCormack Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston. Read more

9th March 2005

"The effects of a prison smoking ban on smoking behavior and withdrawal symptoms" by Karen L. Cropsey and Jean L. Kristeller in Addictive Behaviors (Volume 30, Issue 3 , March 2005, Pages 589-594)

This study investigated symptoms of distress and nicotine dependence as predictors of nicotine withdrawal symptoms among 188 incarcerated male smokers during a mandated smoking ban. Read more

17th March 2005

New Report: "Caught in the Net: The Impact of Drug Policies on Women & Families"

Groundbreaking report by the American Civil Liberties Union, Break the Chains: Communities of Color and the War on Drugs, and the Brennan Center for Justice focuses on the impact of the drug war on women and families in the United States Read more