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ADX Florence. Coordinates: The United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) is an American federal supermax prison for male inmates located in Fremont County, Colorado.[2][3] It is unofficially known as ADX Florence, Florence ADMAX, Supermax, or the Alcatraz of the Rockies.[4] Part of the Florence Federal Correctional Complex, which is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the United States Department of Justice, houses the male inmates in the federal prison system who are deemed the most dangerous and in need of the tightest control.

ADX Florence

ADX also includes an adjacent minimum-security camp that, as of March 2014[update], houses more prisoners than the supermax unit. Prisons in Germany. The prisons in Germany are run solely by the federal states, although governed by a federal law.

Prisons in Germany

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre. Lotus Glen Correctional Centre is an Australian prison facility located 25 km south of Mareeba and 20 km north of Atherton in Far North Queensland.

Lotus Glen Correctional Centre

Lotus Glen provides a correctional service for high, medium, low and open classification inmates, including a Prison Farm with a capacity for 115 "open security" inmates. Can Winston Churchill’s grandson save Serco? And is it worth saving? Serco used to be the biggest company you had never heard of.

Can Winston Churchill’s grandson save Serco? And is it worth saving?

For three decades it grew in the borderlands between the state and society, the government and us. Its name stands for “service company” and Serco, which combined great ambition with a desire to be unseen, wanted to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time. It was as much a formula as a company: a way to implement outsourced public services on behalf of governments, but with the elan of a restless entrepreneur. It didn’t matter what the service was, where it had to happen, or to whom it was delivered. Serco started out operating radars in Yorkshire and traffic lights in London, but it came to work with schoolchildren and doctors, commuters and prisoners, pilots and refugees.

Incarceration in the United States. Total incarceration in the United States by year A graph showing the incarceration rate under state and federal jurisdiction per 100,000 population 1925–2012.

Incarceration in the United States

Does not include prisoners held in the custody of local jails, inmates out to court, and those in transit.[1] The male incarceration rate is roughly 15 times the female incarceration rate. Inmates held in custody in state or federal prisons or in local jails, December 31, 2000, and 2009–2010.[2] According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2,266,800 adults were incarcerated in U.S. federal and state prisons, and county jails at year-end 2011 – about 0.94% of adults in the U.S. resident population.[8] Additionally, 4,814,200 adults at year-end 2011 were on probation or on parole.[12] In total, 6,977,700 adults were under correctional supervision (probation, parole, jail, or prison) in 2011 – about 2.9% of adults in the U.S. resident population.[12] History[edit] Prison population[edit]

Thailand urged to stop sending prisoners out to sea. Why Texas is closing prisons in favour of rehab. 1 December 2014Last updated at 11:50 ET The US is known for its tough criminal justice system, with an incarceration rate far larger than any comparable country.

Why Texas is closing prisons in favour of rehab

So why is it that Republicans in Texas are actively seeking to close prisons, asks Danny Kruger, a former speechwriter for David Cameron. Coming from London to spend a couple of days in Texas last month, I was struck most of all by how generous and straightforward everyone was. Talking to all sorts of different people about crime and punishment, the same impression came across: We expect people to do the right thing and support them when they do. When they don't we punish them, but then we welcome them back and expect good behaviour again. Tough love: is this a model prison for children? From a distance, La Zarza re-educational centre, deep in the heart of the Murcian countryside, looks like any other jail – high fences topped with rolled razor wire and a uniformed guard manning the gate.

Tough love: is this a model prison for children?

But a close inspection of the fences reveals gaps in the wire big enough for any agile teenager to get through, and inside there is a white horse, grazing in a small paddock. The children – the prisoners, because this is a prison – are allowed to ride the horse, but only when they have reached a certain stage in their development. To the left children are playing on a five-a-side football pitch. Of 61 offenders, three are murderers, many have committed armed robbery and virtually all had drug problems when they arrived. Norway to 'export' inmates to Dutch jails to cut queues.

9 September 2014Last updated at 07:52 ET Skien maximum security prison's best known inmate is Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik Norway plans to export its prisoners to jails in the Netherlands to ease overcrowding and carry out urgent maintenance work, the government says.

Norway to 'export' inmates to Dutch jails to cut queues

It will rent up to 300 prison places from the Dutch, who already lease some of their extra capacity to Belgium. Under the agreement, prisoners will be guarded by Dutch wardens, but the director will be Norwegian. Norway has a current jail capacity shortage despite relatively low incarceration rates. The nation is known for treating its inmates relatively humanely. Sing Sing. Coordinates: In 1970, the name of the facility was changed to "Ossining Correctional Facility" and, in 1985, it received its present name.[3] "Sing Sing" was derived from the name of a Native American Nation, "Sinck Sinck" (or "Sint Sinck"), from whom the land was purchased in 1685.[4] Sing Sing prison confines about 1,700 prisoners.[5] There are plans to convert the original 1825 cell block into a museum.[6] The facility[edit] History[edit] Early years[edit]

Sing Sing

Private firms 'are using detained immigrants as cheap labour' The Yarl's Wood detention centre, Bedfordshire.

Private firms 'are using detained immigrants as cheap labour'

A detainee who worked as a cleaner said she believed they were a substitute for staff paid the minimum wage. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Ima Campaigners have criticised private firms for using immigration detainees as cheap labour inside detention centres after research suggested this saves them millions of pounds. Some detainees said they were being paid as little as £1 an hour to cook and clean. Penal labour. Penal labour is a generic term for various kinds of unfree labour which prisoners are required to perform, typically manual labour. The work may be light or hard, depending on the context. Forms of sentence involving penal labour have included penal servitude and imprisonment with hard labour. Prison reform. Prison reform is the attempt to improve conditions inside prisons, aiming at a more effective penal system.[1][2][3] History[edit]

Prisoner security categories in the United Kingdom. Prisoner security categories in the United Kingdom are one of four classification assigned to every adult prisoner for the purposes of assigning them to a prison. The categories are based upon the severity of the crime and the risk posed should the person escape. There are three different prison services in the United Kingdom, and separate services for the three Crown Dependencies. Her Majesty's Prison Service manages prisons in England and Wales, and also serves as the National Offender Management Service for England and Wales and despite the name, has only regional rather than national significance, and Her Majesty's Government. Holloway. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Holloway may refer to: People[edit] Place names[edit] United Kingdom United States.

Norway: Prisoners sorry to see jail farm close. 1 August 2014Last updated at 06:14 ET. Long Bay Correctional Centre. History[edit] Long Bay Gaol c. 1900. Prison Phoenix Trust. Bathurst Correctional Complex. The current structure incorporates a massive, hand-carved sandstone gate and façade that was opened in 1888 based on designs by the colonial architect, James Barnet.[2][3] The Complex came to national prominence during the 1970s due to a series of riots by inmates protesting over living conditions.

History[edit] Halfway house. That so few flee open prisons is proof of their success. Her Majesty's Prison Service. Cleland House, the former head office of H.M. Prison Reform Trust. Nrw bridge prison.