corrections http://wrkf.org en Death Penalty Drugs Bill Advances http://wrkf.org/post/death-penalty-drugs-bill-advances <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>If you can’t get lethal injection drugs, how do you impose the death penalty?</p><p>"We have the death sentence. Whether some of you agree with that or disagree with it, that's what we have,” said House Criminal Justice committee chairman Joe Lopinto. “If we're going to have that we need to be able, as a state, to follow through with that order."</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 26105 at http://wrkf.org Death Penalty Drugs Bill Advances Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color http://wrkf.org/post/why-profit-prisons-house-more-inmates-color A <a href="http://journal.radicalcriminology.org/index.php/rc/article/view/44/html">new study</a> by a UC-Berkeley graduate student has surprised a number of experts in the criminology field. Its main finding: Private prisons are packed with young people of color.<p>The concept of racial disparities behind bars is not exactly a new one. Study after report after working group has found a version of the same conclusion. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:12:00 +0000 editor 23694 at http://wrkf.org Why For-Profit Prisons House More Inmates Of Color Jindal Promotes Changes to Juvenile Justice Program http://wrkf.org/post/jindal-promotes-changes-juvenile-justice-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Changes may be coming for a state program aimed at keeping kids at risk of delinquency out of the corrections system.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Bobby </span>Jindal<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> proposed tighter more “common sense” regulations for the Families in Need of Service Program, or FINS, at a press conference Friday morning.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The governor built off of a legislative commission’s study of FINS that found children were being moved through the system without enough attention.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Children are referred to FINS for being ungovernable, for bullying or substance use, among other reasons. There’s worry that kids referred to FINS for non-criminal offenses are propelled into the delinquent system, and then </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">more likely </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to enter the state’s prisons – the opposite of the program’s goal.</span></p><p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:11:58 +0000 Kelly Connelly 6278 at http://wrkf.org