- Thumbs down on Hobbema jail. // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;5/10/93, Vol. 20 Issue 21, p59
Announces councillors from the Samson band in central Alberta voted against a minimum security federal prison being built on their reserve. Lester Nepoose, who spearheaded the opposition, says the prison should be located farther from the community. The final decision must be ratified in June.
- But it's only a women's prison. Stanley, Anne // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;6/28/93, Vol. 20 Issue 28, p26
Considers speculations by residents of the Castledowns neighborhood of Edmonton that women will be tempted to commit crimes to get into the new maximum security prison proposed for their neighborhood. Ihor Broda, Edmonton lawyer and spokesman for North Edmonton Taxpayers Association, believes...
- Butting heads over the women's prison. // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;7/19/93, Vol. 20 Issue 31, p43
Outlines the two publicity campaigns launched last week for and against the proposed new women's prison in northeast Edmonton. Payroll versus housing values; Worry over violent women; Comments.
- Prison population peaks. // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;2/5/96, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p47
Relates the statement by Statistics Canada that the nation's number of inmates has never been higher. The number of adults in jail on any given day in 1995; The increase in 1996.
- How to get the numbers down. Champion, Chris // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;2/26/96, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p28
Ponders possible solutions to the spiralling prison costs and growing number of inmates in Canadian prisons. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) wanting to return more low-risk criminals to the community; Brian Evans, Alberta's justice minister, favoring community-based alternatives for...
- A study of `progressive' penology. Sheehan, G.W. // Archaeology;May92, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p44
Uses the example of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to argue that valuable social information can be found in the most unlikely of archaeological sites. Built in 1829; The biggest and most expensive public works project of its time; The information on the era's penology which is...
- Courts help shape jail design. D.J.C. // Architectural Record;Sep1990, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p146
Photo essay with text of the Sonoma County Detention Facility in Santa Rosa, California, designed by The Ehrenkrantz Group. How the building responds to court decisions defining inmates' rights.
- Recycling the gulag. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;May1992, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p5
States Cynthia Neu, publisher of the `Independent Newspaper from Russia,' has suggested the US contract out the care of prisoners to Russia, which could house them in `well maintained jails' in Siberia at a unit cost of about $10,000 a year, well below the average annual cost of $26,000 per...
- Does prison pay? DiIulio Jr., J.J.; Piehl, A.M. // Brookings Review;Fall91, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p28
Reports on the benefit-cost analyses of imprisonment and how they have figured prominently of late in national debates about corrections policy, with many judgements about the efficacy of imprisonment policies resting on implicit estimates of the costs and benefits of imprisonment. The...
- No tax allowed. Pattison, S. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Mar1992, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p40
Reports that in a move with implications for the whole state, the California State Supreme Court has just denied San Diego County its authority to impose a sales tax to fund new jails and courts, basing its decision on rules instituted under Proposition 13. The ruling is important because the...