International News

Sex Offender Registries: A Costly Illusion 12th July 2001

Good evidence-based analysis of the (in)effectiveness of regsitries for sex offenders. Published by the John Howard Society of Ontario (www.johnhoward.on.ca). Read more

International comparisons of criminal justice statistics 1999 30th May 2001

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

ACLU Press Release: Mississippi Prisons End Segregation Based on HIV; ACLU Hails 'Breakthrough,' Vows to Continue Fighting 30th April 2001

In a critical breakthrough for equal treatment of prisoners with HIV, Mississippi's top prison official today announced that educational and vocational programs will soon be available to all eligible prisoners, regardless of HIV status. Read more

The Prison Industry Goes Global by Stephen Nathan 27th November 2000

Corporations are rushing to get in on the exploding growth of the prison-industrial complex. Will the WTO require nations to accept corporate prisons? From YES! Magazine, Fall 2000. Read more

Prison Privatization: Recent Developments in the United States by Judith Greene 12th May 2000

Presentation delivered at the International Conference on Penal Abolition, Toronto, Canada. Read more

"Prisons "R" Us" by Mark Weisbrot 17th March 2000

The "Race to Incarcerate" has not been fueled by an increase in homicides. Nor does increasing crime of any kind explain the explosive growth in our prison population, especially over the last two decades. Rather, it has been caused by deliberate policy changes that have brought more and longer prison… Read more

International comparisons of criminal justice statistics 1998 22nd February 2000

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

Male-to-Female Transsexuals and Transgendered People in Prisons: HIV/AIDS Issues and Strategies 15th July 1999

By Ann V Scott & Rick Lines in Canadian HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review (Volume 4, Number 2/3, Spring 1999). Published by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (www.aidslaw.ca). Read more

HIV/AIDS in the Male-to-Female Transsexual and Transgendered Prison Population: A Comprehensive Strategy 20th May 1999

Excellent Canadian policy document on HIV/AIDS in prisons. Published by Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (www.pasan.org). Read more

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