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    Factoring in Treatment Dropouts

    An important issue in research on the effectiveness of correctional treatment programs is the tricky influence of non-completers on research outcomes. The Correctional Service of Canada has just posted two studies addressing dropouts: Estimating Risk of Dropout and Expulsion from Correctional Programs, and The Heterogeneity of Treatment Non-Completers . Also newly posted are two program evaluations: An Examination of the Effectiveness of the Violence Prevention Program , and The "In Search of...
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    Evidence-Based Ways to Avoid Prison Construction - What Works to Save Money?

    The Washington State Institute for Public Policy, which last January gave us an extraordinary review of what works in adult correctional programs , now tackles the question of evidence-based options to reduce future need for prison beds in a new report, Evidence-Based Public Policy Options to Reduce Future Prison Construction, Criminal Justice Costs, and Crime Rates .
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    Award-Winning Report on Geriatric and Seriously Ill Inmates

    A hot correctional topic was one of the ten winners of the National Conference of State Legislatures' 2006 Notable Document Awards. From Pennsylvania, the Report of the Advisory Committee on Geriatric and Seriously Ill Inmates extensively examines such areas as health care, hospice, mental health, and geriatric and life-sentenced inmates.
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    Has civil rights injunctive practice in corrections faded? Scholar says "no"

    In her paper, "Civil Rights Injunctions Over Time: A Case Study of Jail and Prison Court Orders" , Margo Schlanger (University of Michigan Law School) argues that, "even now, ten years after passage of the PLRA, the civil rights injunction is more alive even in the prison and jail setting than the conventional wisdom recognizes" (from the Abstract). The article appears in the New York University Law Review, Vol. 81, 2006. Review Ms. Schlanger's other published works .
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