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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Heroin Trafficking in the United States

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Mexico

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44599.pdf

Describes the source and extent of the problem and the efforts to counter the trafficking.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Governor McAuliffe’s Restoration of Rights Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://commonwealth.virginia.gov/media/6733/restoration-of-rights-policy-memo-82216.pdf

Explains the process that will be followed by the governor in restoring rights to convicted felons who have served their time and reentered society.  Follows the Supreme Court’s ruling that the governor must restore rights individually rather than en masse.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Monitoring of Contract Prisons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

https://www.oig.justice.gov/reports/2016/e1606.pdf#page=1

Review of privately operated prisons which found that such so-called “contract prisons” had more safety and security incidents per capita than prisons operated by the federal government. Also found fault with the monitoring of contract prisons as to medical and correctional services by the Bureau of Prisons.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Bureau of Prisons.

 

Reducing Our Use of Private Prisons: Memorandum for the Acting Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines

https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/886311/download

Announces policy shift whereby federal prisoners will no longer be sent to privately operated prisons.  By 2013, 15% of federal prisoners were housed in such institutions which, according to recent government audits, do not provide the same level of correctional services and resources or the same level of safety and security as federally-run prisons. From the Justice Department

 

Sexual Violence Data: Actions Needed to Improve Clarity and Addresses Differences Across Federal Data Collection Efforts

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Information,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/678511.pdf

Concerns have grown about the incidence of sexual violence, especially among college students, military personnel, and incarcerated individuals.  This report examines current federal efforts to collect data on sexual violence and how differences in these collection efforts may affect the understanding of sexual violence.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Declassified Diplomacy: Argentina

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB556-Obama-administration-declassifies-documents-on-Argentina-military-human-rights-abuses/

A selection of eight key declassified documents from White House and State Department files dealing with the tactic of “disappearance” used by the military junta ruling Argentina during the 1970s and 1980s.  From the National Security Archive

 

Argentina: Carter, Reagan and Bush VP, Part 3

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Argentina-Carter-Reagan-and-Bush-VP-Part-3.pdf

Declassification of records relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during the 1976-1983 period of dictatorship.  Continuation of file.

 

Argentina: Carter, Reagan and Bush VP, Part 2

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America

https://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Argentina-Carter-Reagan-and-Bush-VP-Part-2.pdf

Declassification of records relating to human rights abuses in Argentina during the 1976-1983 period of dictatorship.  Continuation of file.

 

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