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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Untimely Releases of Inmates

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

Uncovers problems in the release of prisoners from federal incarceration including early or late releases, the costs and causes of such problems, and seven recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Justice Department


The Federal Prison Population Buildup: Options for Congress

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the huge increase in the federal prison population since 1980, the financial and management problems created by this increase, and the policy options available to Congress for alleviating the problems. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Aging of the State Prison Population, 1993-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elderly,Statistics

Over the past two decades the number of state prisoners age 55 or older increased 400% from 3% of the total state prison population to 10%.  This report discusses factors that have contributed to the growing number of older inmates and examines changes in sex, race, current offense and sentencing characteristics of these offenders over time.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Foster v. Chatman

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

7-1 decision of the Supreme Court which overturned the murder conviction of Timothy Foster because prosecutors kept black candidates off the jury through improper means.  From the Legal Information Institute of the Cornell University Law School


Trends in the Joblessness and Incarceration of Young Men

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Reviews trends in the incarceration rate of young men and explores the economic implications, both in terms of added costs to the government and lost income from limited education and job experience.  Also examines incarceration rates by race/ethnicity and educational background.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Domestic Violence in England and Wales

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Marriage/Family,Women

Looks at how domestic violence is defined in England, how widespread the problem is, and civil and criminal remedies that are available for victims.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 6337


Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Annual report that collects data and analysis on crimes occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers such topics as bullying, victimization, fights, weapons, school conditions, availability and use of drugs and alcohol, school security staff, and student perceptions of personal safety.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Governor McAuliffe Restores Voting and Civil Rights to Over 200,000 Virginians

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

Describes the action and includes the text of the Governor’s order that restores the civil and voting rights of 206,000 Virginia residents who were convicted of felonies, served their time, and completed all post-incarceration requirements.  From the Office of the Governor


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