Treatment of Prisoners by Guards in Private Prisons

By: Thursday September 22, 2011 3:26 pm

In terms of forensic psychology, why do prison abuses occur in for-profit prisons? Jenni Gainsborough, director of Penal Reform International, says many corporations take shortcuts in training prison guards. Prisons are no place for novice security workers, but require well-trained staff that are highly educated to respond to the types of situations common in a prison. Workers need to understand prisoner’s rights, appropriate self-defense procedures, and need to be able to communicate with prisoners in a fair and effective manner.


Law Enforcement Manhandles Democratic Supporter at Cantor Event

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 5:00 pm

Yet another example, similar to the head-stomping by a Rand Paul supporter, of how violence has crept into this election season. This time, law enforcement did the honors.

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