Prisons http://nhpr.org en 7.08.14: Misused Science Terms, Women's Prisons, And Mental Illness In The NBA http://nhpr.org/post/70814-misused-science-terms-womens-prisons-and-mental-illness-nba <p>Prove it, innate, survival of the fittest, organic… scientific terminology is part of our everyday language, but are we using the terms correctly? Today we’re testing the theory of misusing scientific terms. And, with the state breaking ground on a new women’s prison next month, we’ll consider whether the specific needs of female inmates can be addressed by re-thinking prison design. Then, mental illness creates a stigma that is almost impossible to erase, even for sports celebrities. We wonder: why isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:59:44 +0000 Word of Mouth 51509 at http://nhpr.org 7.08.14: Misused Science Terms, Women's Prisons, And Mental Illness In The NBA On The Inside: NH's Women Behind Bars [Infographic] http://nhpr.org/post/inside-nhs-women-behind-bars-infographic <p>Increasingly, corrections officials are looking to statistics to inform their decisions around all aspects of prison practices. As NHPR's <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/trauma-statistics-inform-new-womens-prison-design">Emily Corwin recently reported</a>, inmates’ gender and trauma statistics are helping inform the design of the state’s new women's prison in Concord.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:57:36 +0000 Sara Plourde 49926 at http://nhpr.org On The Inside: NH's Women Behind Bars [Infographic] Trauma Statistics Inform New Women's Prison Design http://nhpr.org/post/trauma-statistics-inform-new-womens-prison-design <p>While you’re binging on new episodes of Orange is The New Black this week, here in New Hampshire, architects are working with the Department of Corrections to design a real $38 million state prison for women.&nbsp;</p><p>And unlike most women’s prisons around the country, this 224-bed prison is being designed for the particular needs of women inmates.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:21:18 +0000 Emily Corwin 49765 at http://nhpr.org Trauma Statistics Inform New Women's Prison Design Corrections Commissioner William Wrenn http://nhpr.org/post/corrections-commissioner-william-wrenn <p>We're sitting down with Corrections Commissioner, William Wrenn. We'll talk about the national trend toward prison reform, as well as the issues in front of his department, including plans for the new women's prison, and the state of New Hampshire's halfway house system.</p><p><strong>GUEST:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>William Wrenn</strong> - New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner</li></ul> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46083 at http://nhpr.org Corrections Commissioner William Wrenn 2.25.14: Solitary Confinement, Viral Images, Giant Of Cardiff, Ethical Failures & NH Biathlon http://nhpr.org/post/22514-solitary-confinement-viral-images-giant-cardiff-ethical-failures-nh-biathlon <p>Today on Word of Mouth, we delve into the consequences of solitary confinement. Then a trip to the Internet reveals that cyberspace is chock full of fakes and fails; Photoshopped images can quickly become viral and shared as authentic. But history is full of <em>giant </em>hoaxes, too, as we learn from <strong>Nate Dimeo</strong> of the Memory Palace Podcast.&nbsp; Then we hear about <em>The Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure,&nbsp; </em>which isn’t one of those <em>Darwin Awards-</em>style coffee table books. It’s a real government document that catalogs bribery, graft, and other infractions in the Department of Defense. Finally, NHPR's Sean Hurley visited the Jackson biathlon range - the only dedicated course in New Hampshire - to find out more about this unusual sport.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:15:12 +0000 Word of Mouth 44112 at http://nhpr.org 2.25.14: Solitary Confinement, Viral Images, Giant Of Cardiff, Ethical Failures & NH Biathlon Word Of Mouth 04.27.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-04272013 <blockquote><p>“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.”</p></blockquote><p>-<strong>Fyodor</strong><strong> Dostoyevsky&nbsp; </strong>from<em> Crime and Punishment</em></p><p>In this fearless edition of Word of Mouth, we take new steps and utter new words about crime, punishment and everything in between.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:21:59 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 26296 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth 04.27.2013 Female Inmates' Lawsuit Spurs Action Among Lawmakers http://nhpr.org/post/female-inmates-lawsuit-spurs-action-among-lawmakers <p>Nearly 24 years after the courts first ordered a new facility for female inmates, the New Hampshire House has approved a capital budget with $38 million set aside for a 224-bed women's prison in Concord.</p><p>A class action lawsuit is driving lawmakers to act now. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Emily Corwin 25320 at http://nhpr.org Female Inmates' Lawsuit Spurs Action Among Lawmakers Why Private Prisons Don't Want Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/why-private-prisons-dont-want-immigration-reform-0 <p>Thirty years ago,<a href="http://www.cca.com/"> Corrections Corporation of America </a>opened its first private prison. As demand for border patrol increased over the decades, so has its earnings. Last year, CCA brought in $1.7 <em>billion</em> dollars in revenue – a quarter of which came from government agencies enforcing immigration policy and incarcerating non-citizens in the US. <strong>Lee fang</strong> is Reporting Fellow with the Investigative Fund at <a href="http://www.nationinstitute.org/"><em>The Nation Institute</em></a>. He probed the connection between prison profits and stiffer immigration policies and came up with some unsettling answers. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:55:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23689 at http://nhpr.org Why Private Prisons Don't Want Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/why-private-prisons-dont-want-immigration-reform <p>Thirty years ago,<a href="http://www.cca.com/"> Corrections Corporation of America </a>opened its first private prison. As demand for border patrol increased over the decades, so has its earnings. Last year, CCA brought in $1.7 <em>billion</em> dollars in revenue – a quarter of which came from government agencies enforcing immigration policy and incarcerating non-citizens in the US. <strong>Lee fang</strong> is Reporting Fellow with the Investigative Fund at <a href="http://www.nationinstitute.org/"><em>The Nation Institute</em></a>. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:55:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23688 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Commissioner Of Corrections, William Wrenn http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-commissioner-corrections-william-wrenn <p>2013 is a year in which New Hampshire Commissioner of Corrections, William Wrenn will face some considerable challenges.&nbsp; Facilities are packed, jobs have been cut, there's the on going problem of recidivism, and a huge debate over the privatization or partial privatization of prisons.&nbsp; Add to that, a lawsuit filed last August against the State suggesting that women inmates aren't receiving the same treatment and access to services as their male counterparts.&nbsp; Today we sit down with Commissioner Wrenn about this and take your calls.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 20855 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Commissioner Of Corrections, William Wrenn Privatizing Prisons: The Pros and Cons http://nhpr.org/post/privatizing-prisons-pros-and-cons <p></p><p>This year, there&rsquo;s been a lot more talk about New Hampshire going the route of as the Governor and others explore the idea of private companies running our corrections institutions.&nbsp; But questions remain -- about the rehabilitation of prisoners, inmate and employee safety, and whether, in the end, the cost savings would be enough to make this shift worthwhile.</p><p><u><strong>Guests:</strong></u></p><p><strong>Harris Kenny</strong><strong>:</strong>&nbsp;policy analyst,&nbsp;<a href="http://reason.org/">Reason Foundation</a></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:56:27 +0000 Laura Knoy 9576 at http://nhpr.org Privatizing Prisons: The Pros and Cons Violence Exposes Crisis In Latin American Prisons http://nhpr.org/post/violence-exposes-crisis-latin-american-prisons A series of fatal riots inside Mexican prisons last week and a deadly blaze at a penitentiary in Honduras are prompting calls for major penal reform in Central America.<p>Violence at three different penitentiaries in Mexico last week left 48 inmates dead, while the inferno in Honduras earlier this month killed 360 prisoners.<p>These deadly events underscore the problems of corruption, overcrowding, prison gangs and crumbling infrastructure that prisons face throughout the region.<p>The recent television images from Mexico and Honduras were strikingly similar, showing women clashing with polic Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:52:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 2177 at http://nhpr.org Violence Exposes Crisis In Latin American Prisons