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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.

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)

Penological Information Bulletin, No. 23 & 24

14th December 2002

Published annually by the Council of Europe.

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).

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.

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.

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)

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.

PRESS RELEASE: As States Struggle with Budget Crises, Governments Spend Huge Sums on Economic Development Subsidies for Private Prisons

22nd October 2001

An analysis of the first two decades of Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) by the US research centre Good Jobs First questions how the US's largest private prison company can remain viable in the face of continuing operational problems and current national corrections trends modifying lengthy prison terms.

Bailing Out Private Jails by Judith Greene, from The American Prospect

10th September 2001

The private-prison industry is in trouble. For close to a decade, its business boomed and its stock prices soared. But then reality set in.

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