February 2, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Jill Levenson, Associate Professor of Psychology at Lynn University, says that sex offender residency restrictions often do little to prevent repeat offenses because they are based on stereotypical notions of recidivism among sex offenders...Recently, the US Court of Appeals ...[read more]
June 20, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A senior Saudi official said Saturday that 25 former Guantanamo Bay detainees have rejoined Islamic extremist groups after going through a rehabilitation program in Saudi Arabia aimed at decreasing religious radicalism within the country. Abdulrahman al-Hadlaq, a top Saudi security expert, spoke ...[read more]
January 7, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
An official from the US Department of Defense (DOD) said Wednesday that about one in five detainees freed from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay have returned to terrorist activities, according to a new Pentagon report. The report, which remains classified, shows an increase from the 14 ...[read more]
December 6, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Dawn Koepke : After months of debate, the legislature approved a watered-down version of the Corrections budget package aimed at addressing the $1.2 billion unallocated cut to the Department of Corrections provided in the July budget package. The highly controversial provisions that included... ...[read more]
May 27, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The Pentagon said Tuesday that it has evidence that confirms that 27 released Guantanamo Bay detainees have engaged in combat or terrorism against the US. The evidence, implicating five percent of ex-detainees, includes fingerprints, DNA, and reliable, verified, or well-corroborated intelligen... ...[read more]
March 3, 2009
by Adrienne Lester
One in 31 US adults are on probation, in prison, or on parole, according to a report released Monday by the Pew Center on the States. The report found that men are five times more likely than women to be under correctional control, although the number of women continues to grow. Black adults are ...[read more]
August 2, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The US military said Saturday that it has released over 10,000 Iraqi detainees this past year. Gen. David H. Petraeus was quoted by AP as saying the releases are part of a program to prepare detainees for re-integration into society. Petraeus also said the recidivism rate for released detainees is ...[read more]
February 13, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Judith Sutherland: On February 7, 2008, the French parliament enacted a law allowing for the continued detention of offenders who have already completed their prison sentences, purportedly to prevent them re-offending. The law empowers a commission of three judges to impose an additional one... ...[read more]
January 28, 2008
by Caitlin Price
A French bill aimed at reducing violent crimes committed by repeat offenders violates international fair trial standards, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday. The proposed law, sponsored by the administration of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, would allow three judges to decide whether a ...[read more]
April 27, 2007
by Michael Sung
California state legislators Thursday approved a $8.3 billion dollar program to construct facilities to provide 53,000 new prison and jail beds over the next five years as part of an effort to alleviate California's overcrowded prisons. Lawmakers said that the plan will also dedicate more ...[read more]

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