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  • Hiv Aids In Prisons And Jails
    459 words
    In addressing the prevention of the spread of the HIV virus in prisons, we have seen a rush to develop and implement prevention measures. Much attention has centered on such controversial issues as compulsory or voluntary blood testing, isolation versus integration of HIV infected inmates into the prison mainstreams, provision of condoms and disposable needles, and effective educational measures for specific groups within the prison. Unfortunately, this rush to develop and implement preventive m...
  • Inner Prison Stockade
    512 words
    Prisoners began arriving at the prison in late February of 1864 and by early June the prison population had climbed to 20,000. Consequently, it was decided that a larger prison was necessary, and by mid-June work was begun to enlarge the prison. The prison's walls were extended 610 feet to the north, encompassing an area of roughly 10 acres, bringing the total prison area to 26.5 acres. The extension was built by a crew of Union prisoners consisting of 100 whites and 30 African Americans in abou...
  • Additional General Obligation Bonds For Prisons
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    Inmate Population In August 1994, the California Department of Corrections released its annual five-year facilities master plan for new prison construction. This plan, usually submitted to the Legislature earlier in the calendar year, was delayed so that the additional need for new prison beds resulting from the recently enacted Three Strikes and You " re Out legislation could be incorporated into the plan. The facilities plan is based on the department's spring 1994 population estimate that est...
  • Prison Becoming The Norm For Black Males
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    Is Prison Becoming the Norm for Black Males? In the last two decades the population of black male inmates grew three times as fast as the number of black men enrolled in higher education. Authored by the Justice Policy Institute, a Washington-based research and advocacy group, the study showed that in 2000 there were 791,000 men in jail or prison and 603,000 enrolled in colleges or universities. In 1980, the study noted, those numbers were 143,000 and 463,700 respectively. Although comparisons o...
  • Population Of Prisons
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    Do you know just how many people are sitting on Death Row today? Okay, do you know how much money is spent on building, maintaining, and staffing federal and local prisons? Do you support the Death Penalty? It is a know fact that many people are oblivious to how much money is spent yearly on keeping criminals off the streets and punishing them for their crimes. I support the Death Penalty fully due to the over population of the prison system and due to how much it is costing the tax payers to ke...
  • Positive Effects Prison Guidelines
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    In a news article written in the Greensboro News Record it was brought to the public's attention that the state of North Carolina was planning on opening up three new prisons some time this year. It is estimated that it will cost around $8 million to staff the facilities. People may wonder as to why the prisons are becoming so over crowded, and it would be easy for those same people to think that more crimes are being committed now a days then ever before. According to an article written by Matt...

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