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]
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?
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]
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]
What can someone expect when they go to jail for five days for a DUI? [more inside]
Any therapists out there? What would you say/do if a patient called you from jail claiming they were innocent? [more inside]
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?
How do I kill ninety-days in the hole? [more inside]
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]
How does house arrest work? (more inside) [more inside]