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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy criticizes mandatory minimum sentences 9th April 2003

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy struck the latest blow against mandatory minimum sentences, telling congressional lawmakers Wednesday that required jail terms are partly responsible for much of the prison overcrowding problem in the United States. From Brad Wright, CNN Washington Bureau. Read more

Classifications of drug treatment and social reintegration and their availability in EU states plus Norway Final Report 5th April 2003 PDF documents

Detailed information on drug treatment programmes in EU member states and Norway. Contains some information on prisons. © European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 2003 (www.emcdda.org) Read more

ACLU Press Release: Money Can Be Saved on Prisons Without Diminishing Public Safety, ACLU of Texas Tells Lawmakers 25th February 2003

In testimony today before the Texas House Corrections Committee, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas said that the state's prisons have become too expensive because the system incarcerates too many non-violent offenders who should be home supporting their families. Read more

2002 Annual Report on the state of the drugs problem in the European Union and Norway 17th December 2002

Detailed information on drug use in EU members states and Norway, which includes information on prisons. © European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 2002 (www.emcdda.org) Read more

Penological Information Bulletin, No. 23 & 24 14th December 2002

Published annually by the Council of Europe. Read more

Pros & Cons: A Guide to Creating Successful Community-based HIV/AIDS Programs for Prisoners 27th September 2002

By Rick Lines. Published by Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (www.pasan.org). Read more

International comparisons of criminal justice statistics 2000 12th July 2002

By Gordon Barclay & Cynthia Tavares. This bulletin brings together statistical information on criminal justice collected by the Home Office and the Council of Europe. Read more

Privatising Justice: The impact of the Private Finance Initiative in the Criminal Justice System 26th March 2002

A report commissioned by the Justice Forum demands an immediate end to all Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnership (PPP)projects and a substantial increase in public sector capital investment in the Criminal Justice System. Report reserached and written by the Centre for Public Services. Read more

2001 Annual Report on the state of the drugs problem in the European Union 19th December 2001

Detailed information on drug use in EU members states, which includes information on prisons. © European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 2001 (www.emcdda.org) Read more

Tax Payers Underwrite Private Prisons 25th October 2001

As States Struggle with Budget Crises, Governments Spend Large Sums on Economic Development Subsidies for Private Prisons. Press release from Good Jobs First in the US. Read more

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