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#THREAD on the urgent need for UK Prison Reform.

The UK has the highest imprisonment rate in Western Europe. Norway, the lowest.

In the UK, around 60% of inmates go on to reoffend within a two-year period. In Norway, the rate is 20% after two years.

How do we account for this?
In England & wales, 47% of adults are reconvicted within a year of release. For those serving sentences of less than 12 months, this increases to 60%. For children & young people, reoffending rates rise to 75%.

In the UK, 75% of ex-inmates reoffend within nine years of release.
England has one of the highest occupancy levels in Western Europe - 104% on average (in some prisons, much higher). In Norway, prisons operate at a capacity of 73%.

England & Wales has an imprisonment rate of 153/100,000 of the population, France 96, Germany 89, & Norway, 57.
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“America’s prisons, jails and detention centers have been among the nation’s most dangerous places when it comes to infections from the coronavirus.
Over the past year, more than 1,400 new inmate infections and seven deaths, on average, have been reported inside those facilities each day.
The cramped, often unsanitary settings of correctional institutions have been ideal for incubating and transmitting disease.
Social distancing is not an option. Testing was not a priority inside prisons early in the pandemic. With little public pressure, political leaders have been slow to confront the spread.”
Read the whole article here: nytimes.com/interactive/20…
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“The rates of recidivism can shift among each state depending on a number of factors.
Through the use of the collection of recidivism data for each of the states, consideration can be taken to determine the best course of action to not only reduce recidivism, but to address key needs that incarcerated citizens face when re-entering society.
These range from academic resources to complete high school or a college education, finding employment that hires former- incarcerated citizens, addressing housing and basic care needs after incarceration, and finding treatment for substance or mental health…
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DID YOU KNOW…
Crime #13
UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
Anyone who has been convicted of any felony (including Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence by Strangulation...
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...and Domestic Violence With a Dangerous Weapon) is prohibited from possessing at their residence, carrying, having in the vehicle they are riding in...
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...or having in their control any shotgun, rifle or pistol. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 35% of all women killed by men are killed...
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Currently, all forms of domestic abuse are categorized as non-violent crimes in Oklahoma.
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On May 19, 2020, Governor Stitt signed House Bill 3251 which adds the following domestic violence crimes to the list of violent crimes under the Oklahoma Statutes:
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• Domestic abuse by strangulation
• Domestic assault with a dangerous weapon
• Domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon
• Domestic assault and battery with a deadly weapon
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My friend Anneka went to London today to visit our friend Mark in prison, but she was turned away. Guess why ...
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No, she wasn't trying to smuggle in contraband...
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Great to spend time with @NU_Tories in Newcastle tonight Image
Really positive multiple Q+A from enthusiastic audience of 1st + 2nd years on everything from Devolution to tax, Assisted Dying to Prison reform and sentencing, education, planning, international students and supporting the high street.
My particular thanks to Alex for reading and discussing my book on #prisonreform #DoingTime
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Thread by @LJT_is_me: "Really important! California Montana New Jersey Alabama South Dakota Mississippi New Mexico Mississippi Iowa Your free begins with making your voice heard! I want everyone to make their voice heard. That said, If they are liste […]" threadreaderapp.com/thread/1003879…
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President Donald J. Trump Calls on Congress to Pass the FIRST STEP Act whitehouse.gov/briefings-stat… via @whitehouse
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#PrisonReform is not an abstract issue for me -- it's personal. I believe in justice and dignity for all. I believe that the solutions live in the lives of those most impacted.

That is why, I stand in solidarity with all of the inmates taking part in the national #PrisonStrike.
The disparities in the system are not new. They are not secret.

- 2.3 million people sit in US prisons and jails.
- 60% of people behind bars have never been convicted of any crime.
- Women are its fastest growing population.

This amounts to $182B in spending each year.
In MA, Black & Latino residents make up 17% of the population but account for a majority of inmates. In the #MA7, black residents are incarcerated at 6 times the rate of white residents. And low-income/minority communities account for a disproportionate # of inmates.
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Do @AdamSchiffCA and @SenWarren care to comment about their buddy #SamanthaBee calling a woman, mother and public servant a “feckless c**t” and telling her to dress like a hooker? The same woman who’s currently working on #PrisonReform cc: @TBSNetwork @TheDemocrats
Is that your office #AdamSchiff as your constituent please answer why this is okay? Though it’s something you probably wish you could say yourself that’s why I’m voting for @Johnny_Congress #FullOfSchiff #TakeBackCalifornia
Dear @BarackObama and @madeleine do you condone calling women “feckless c**ts” and telling them to dress like hookers? #AskingForAFriend
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Yesterday @POTUS said that #Immigrants trying to enter the US are #animals, not people.

Let's look at who he's talking about.

#Trump will separate children from parents to discourage #Immigrants, even those legally requesting amnesty. goo.gl/1qLtoL 1/6 #sanctuary
Not people? So it's okay to separate children from their parents indefinitely?
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Does that @CBP officer look proud of his job? 2/6 #dehumanization #RacismInAmerica #SanctuaryCities #sanctuary
This mother and son look like #people to me.
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For some reason the @CBP officers don't seem to want to be in the picture. 3/6 #prisonreform
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