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Policy Solutions for DC Prisoners?

I'm doing a research and policy project on DC prisoners. I'm looking for information and personal stories on what the situation is like for DC prisoners serving time in the federal system. I'm also interested in information on conditions in the former DC Prison at Lorton. I'd like to compare conditions before and after the closure of Lorton and make some recommendations for how to improve outcomes for DC inmates, both during their sentences and after release. [more inside]
posted by Amy Phillips on May 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Incarcerated on a foreign planet

SF book filter: Looking for a poorly remembered book. Plot involves a drifter, maybe called Billy. Meets a stranger, goes into space and is incarcerated in a very narrow space. He gets out by turning around and finding the weak spot in his cells mortar. The idea of the incarceration is that you can move into somebody else's body, if its mind has left it. Any suggestions?
posted by Eltulipan on Dec 1, 2010 - 5 answers

What to do about hyperincarceration and prison reform

Inspired by this thread about hyperincarceration in America (plus associated human rights issues, and the related injustice and inequality in society), I'd like to try and do something to make a change. But what? [more inside]
posted by iivix on Mar 15, 2010 - 9 answers

How are pre-op transsexuals divided in short-term holding areas after incarceration?

Where are pre-op transsexuals placed in short-term holding tanks when they are arrested? The men's area, or the women's? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Feb 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Dude's going to the clink for 5 days. What to expect?

What can someone expect when they go to jail for five days for a DUI? [more inside]
posted by nomad73 on Oct 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Therapist with patient in jail?

Any therapists out there? What would you say/do if a patient called you from jail claiming they were innocent? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Sep 21, 2008 - 11 answers

Why the drop in incarceration for public order crimes?

According to these pages on the U.S. Bureau of Justice site, imprisonment for public order offenses suddenly fell by a third in 2002. Why?
posted by painquale on Jan 12, 2008 - 11 answers

I fought the law, and the...

How do I kill ninety-days in the hole? [more inside]
posted by cedar on Jun 27, 2006 - 64 answers

In the future, will we all be incarcerated?

Sometime, say within the last 4 years, I read an editorial which answered the question of what accepted practice of our society would be viewed by future generations as morally reprehensible. The editorializer (who I believe was a person of some note) proposed incarceration as punishment for crime as an answer. Does anybody know who this was or where it appeared? [more inside]
posted by cosmonaught on Mar 5, 2005 - 3 answers

How does house arrest work?

How does house arrest work? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Jul 16, 2004 - 14 answers

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