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Daily Report: When Video Links Replace In-Person Jail Visits

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Shatterproof glass used to separate inmates at the District of Columbia jail from the visitors sitting across from them. Now, they sit in separate buildings, at computers equipped with Web cameras, Adeshina Emmanuel reports on Tuesday in The New York Times....
Daily Report: When Video Links Replace In-Person Jail Visits

Robo-guard the South Korean correction service robot says 'stay out of trouble' (video)

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It sounds like the sequel that didn't even make it to DVD: RoboCop's jaded, rotund, less attractive younger brother, who never made the police force -- and tired of living in his sibling's shadow -- took a job as the next best thing: a prison guard. Well, that might...
Robo-guard the South Korean correction service robot says 'stay out of trouble' (video)

Hippies, Cops, Plumbers and Payoffs: 4 Ways IT Copes With Change

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The trend toward consumerizing IT seems unstoppable, whether the IT department likes it or not. Individuals and departments are doing an end run around corporate IT to use the devices and services they want, not necessarily the approved choices. So how does IT respond? Ranging from acceptance to resistance...
Hippies, Cops, Plumbers and Payoffs: 4 Ways IT Copes With Change

Bringing San Quentin to Social Media

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A program at the prison is bringing inmates' perspectives to Quora (and Twitter)....
Bringing San Quentin to Social Media
Sloppy security? Apple and Nokia conceal fewer sensitive sites than Google Maps

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Who still uses typewriters? Prisons, police stations and baby-boomers, it seems.

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In case you missed it, this week heralded the end of an era in the UK, as the last ever typewriter rolled off the production line at Brother’s factory in North Wales. But what perhaps surprised most people was that typewriters were actually still being produced up until this week....
Who still uses typewriters? Prisons, police stations and baby-boomers, it seems.
AT&T Hacker Weev Is Live-Tweeting From Jail

London Police Want To Crowdsource Guilt-Free Surveillance

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One of the earliest proposals for mass surveillance was the Panopticon: a type of institutional building designed by English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late eighteenth century. The concept of the design is to allow an observer to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) inmates of an institution without...
London Police Want To Crowdsource Guilt-Free Surveillance

Guantanamo Wi-Fi shuttered after Anonymous hacking threat

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In unity with the prison's inmates, the hacking group pledges to disrupt online activities at Guantanamo -- prompting the U.S. military to shut down the bases' Wi-Fi. [Read more]...
Guantanamo Wi-Fi shuttered after Anonymous hacking threat

Brilliant: Brazilian prisoners get out early by pedaling exercise bikes to generate electricity

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Get this: According to a report from the BBC, prisoners in Brazil are having time cut from their sentences in exchange for generating electricity through exercise bikes. Right now this appears to only be happening in a small prison in Minas Gerais, Brazil, but this wild-sounding, yet efficient concept is...
Brilliant: Brazilian prisoners get out early by pedaling exercise bikes to generate electricity

From inmate to entrepreneur

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The inmates learning social media - without internet accesss...
From inmate to entrepreneur

One Of China's Most Popular TV Shows Was Interviews With Prisoners Who Were About To Be Executed

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SIX years ago, before most Chinese courts began allowing condemned prisoners to receive a farewell family visit, a provincial television station was gaining privileged access to death row. Its interviews with inmates in their final hours of life became a hit, with millions tuning into the late-evening programmes on...
One Of China's Most Popular TV Shows Was Interviews With Prisoners Who Were About To Be Executed

Are robotic guards the answer to controlling prison costs?

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With roughly ten million people incarcerated worldwide, the amount of money that is being poured into keeping them confined is mind-boggling. At last estimate, $200 billion a year is being funneled through the world’s prison facilities to maintain their operations, money that could be used elsewhere. With governments around the...
Are robotic guards the answer to controlling prison costs?

Telecom firms, prisons team to gouge callers, group charges

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U.S. prisons, immigration detention centers and telecom carriers are charging "exorbitant" rates on collect calls made by inmates, and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission should step in to set rates, a coalition of 110 human rights groups, lawyers, and professors said. The expensive collect-call charges make it difficult for...
Telecom firms, prisons team to gouge callers, group charges

Alcatraz

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Description:  Alcatraz is another one of those landmarks that constantly amazes me.  The amazement stems from not only the site of this old prison, sitting alone on an island 1.5 miles off the coast of San Francisco, but also, the fact that people flock to see this prison day-in...
Alcatraz

Appetite for destruction

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He has turned fellow chefs into enemies, declared war on his father-in-law and lost a fortune opening too many restaurants. What's Gordon Ramsay's beef, wonders Decca AitkenheadGordon Ramsay and I eyeball one another, turn away, and stare into space. In the long, sour silence that follows, I hear my nails...
Appetite for destruction

Pirate Bay Founders To Spend Sentences In Three Separate Jails

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Yesterday it was revealed that Carl Lundström, the millionaire businessman who provided structural support for a fledgling Pirate Bay through his company Rix Telecom/Port80, will be spending his 4 month ‘jail’ sentence in the community. Along with Pirate Bay founders Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde and Gottfrid Svartholm, Lundström had previously...
Pirate Bay Founders To Spend Sentences In Three Separate Jails
Disappearing legal files lead to computer ban for Pentagon defense lawyers

Drug-free inmates put on methadone before they are released

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Drug-free inmates put on methadone before they are released

Inmate Answers Question About Prisons on Quora

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Mr. Phillips. (Quora) Eric "Phil" Phillips, a man allegedly imprisoned at San Quentin for second-degree murder, has 117 followers on Quora and has answered 12 questions, including this one about prison design according to the principles of user experience. "If I were designing a prison, I would eliminate double bunking...
Inmate Answers Question About Prisons on Quora

Liverpool jail operated 'unofficial punishment wing', inspection reveals

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Report found that some of those in the unit were vulnerable inmates at risk of suicideAn "unofficial" punishment wing that fails to meet minimum prison service standards has been operating at Liverpool jail, the chief inspector of prisons has disclosed in a report on Friday.Nick Hardwick said that prisoners sent...
Liverpool jail operated 'unofficial punishment wing', inspection reveals
'Captain America' and the other books given to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay

DEAR AMERICA: Here's Why We Have To Reform The Immigration System

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For a nation of immigrants, America is acting pretty hostile to those currently trying to enter her borders. Immigration reform is now at the forefront of the national debate, but the thorny intricacies make it one of the most difficult problems to solve.  Here, we'll look at the impact immigrants...
DEAR AMERICA: Here's Why We Have To Reform The Immigration System

BYOD: "The Inmates of the Asylum Have Control"

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Influx of personal mobile devices to the corporate network is raising security concerns for IT pros....
BYOD: "The Inmates of the Asylum Have Control"

Madsen Must Help Inmate Escape Bank On 'Alcatraz'

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The villain on Monday night's "Alcatraz" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST On Fox) was of the bank-robbing variety. He seemed completely competent and confident in how to successfully rob a modern-day bank, though his exit strategy and ability to go off-script proved lacking by the close of the hour.The real meat...
Madsen Must Help Inmate Escape Bank On 'Alcatraz'

"You have 20 seconds to comply": South Korea unleashes robot guards

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In South Korea's Pohang prison, three of the guards are not like the others. They are... robots! The so-called "Robo-Guard" technology is currently being live-tested in the hopes that automation can reduce costs and help to make the prison environment safer. The five-foot tall, Korean-designed robot, which patrols the...
"You have 20 seconds to comply": South Korea unleashes robot guards
Inmates' dream prison cell could be a blueprint for low-cost housing
World's first robot prison guard on trial in South Korea

Megaupload’s lead programmer is out on bail but banned from using the Internet

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It’s been a month since the FBI raid of Megaupload took place, shutting the site down and arresting many of its top employees. One of the released employees is lead programmer Bram van der Kolk, and he spoke with the Sunday Star Times in New Zealand, where he is awaiting...
Megaupload’s lead programmer is out on bail but banned from using the Internet
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