Articles Tagged with Jails

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Home Free: How a New York State prisoner became a jailhouse lawyer, and changed the system,” by Jennifer Gonnerman, in: New Yorker, A Reporter at Large, June 20, 2016 issue.
Derrick Hamilton was wrongfully convicted of murder, and spent more than two decades trying to prove his innocence…. He started spending time in the library, and eventually taught himself enough criminal law to become one of the most skilled jailhouse lawyers in the country….” [Link to New Yorker article.]

Hat tip to Longform.

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The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) offers these, and other, courses for library employees:

Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience:

“This five week course will explore portrayals of the incarceration experience in juvenile and young adult literature. Participants will be assigned to read several books written for young people that include scenes in prison or juvenile detention facilities….

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When someone asks for “Oregon Jail Standards” they could be referring to two, or more, separate things, but they are usually referring to one or both of these:
1) The first is in ORS 160.076, which are the jail standards that were first enacted in the early 1970s, and that lay out the statutory minimum requirements that jails must adhere to.
2) Second are the voluntary standards promulgated by the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA), and followed by every jail in Oregon.  They are not available on the OSSA website.  They are copyrighted.  OSSA is not a government agency and is not required to comply with public records laws.
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