Attack on jail in Libya collateral frees eight

A tip Libyan confidence official has pronounced that gunmen pounded a jail in a collateral Tripoli, violation giveaway 8 prisoners in fighting that left another restrained dead.

Omar al-Khadrawi, Libya’s emissary interior minister, pronounced a detainees had been available hearing for crimes committed in a past year.

He pronounced different assailants in a Land Cruiser non-stop glow on confidence crew guarding the facility late on Friday in what seemed to be a concurrent try to free some of a group inside.

Three policemen and dual prisoners were wounded.

It was a third rebellion during Tripoli’s al-Fornaj prison, where detainees protest they have been hold for months though word of trial.

Since final year’s series that suspended longtime personality Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has struggled to revive confidence and reconstruct a legal system.

General murdered

The jail mangle follows an occurrence in a eastern city of Benghazi, in that different gunmen have reportedly shot passed a Libyan army general. It was the latest of a fibre of lethal attacks on confidence officials.

Mohammed Hadia, who was also a high-ranking counterclaim method official, was withdrawal a mosque after Friday prayers when he was ambushed.

“My father was returning from a mosque after Friday prayers with a neighbour when a automobile stopped in front of them with 4 people on board,” Ahmad Hadia, one of a victim’s sons said.

“They asked for his identity, afterwards shot him dead,” he added.

The ground for a murder was not immediately clear. 

Hadia was one of a initial officers to forsake and join a antithesis during final year’s series that suspended Gaddafi. After a series he was allocated conduct of armaments during a counterclaim ministry.

Hadia is a latest of dozens of confidence officials murdered in Benghazi, generally of officers who had served underneath Gaddafi.

A clever blast rocked a Libyan troops intelligence in Benghazi final week though caused no casualties. 

Last Sunday, Suleiman Bouzrida, a former troops comprehension colonel, was shot in a conduct twice while walking to a mosque for early morning prayers. He also had assimilated a rebels in the early stages of a revolution.


Ex-Oiler Barber to pronounce in Conroe

Ex-Oiler Barber to pronounce in Conroe

Ex-Oiler Barber to pronounce in Conroe


Posted: Saturday, Aug 11, 2012 6:59 pm

Ex-Oiler Barber to pronounce in Conroe

By Jim Mashek

Houston Community Newspapers

Former Houston Oilers parsimonious finish Mike Barber will be a featured orator on Thursday night during a Outdoors and Sports Banquet to be hold during a Lone Star Convention and Expo Center.

Barber, 59, is a owner of Mike Barber Ministries, that works with inmates opposite a state. He is opening a non-denominational church with his son, Brandon, nearby Reliant Stadium and a Astrodome, a latter in that he played in a 1970s.

“I’ll be there to plea a group (at a vocalization engagement) to step adult and be accountable,” Barber said. “It’ll be an respect and a privilege. I’ll pronounce to them about my jail ministry, my overdo programs and a ‘Luv Ya Blue’ days.”

Barber assimilated a Oilers as a second-round breeze choice from Louisiana Tech in 1976 and spent 6 of his 11 NFL seasons in Houston, that enclosed dual appearances in a AFC championship game. He had 222 career receptions in a NFL, 17 of them for touchdowns, while averaging scarcely 13 yards per catch.

Barber also played for a Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos.

Barber has remained in Texas given his personification days and will share his ardent summary on Thursday night.

“We share a summary of hope, that it’s never too late to make a right decisions,” Barber said.

Barber believes a Houston Texans are staid for another playoff appearance, quite with a lapse of quarterback Matt Schaub from a feet damage final season.

“They’ve got a good quarterback, a good using behind (Arian Foster) and they’ve done moves to strengthen a defense,” Barber said. “If they stay hungry, and healthy, we consider they’ve got as good a possibility as any (AFC team) to go to a Super Bowl.”

Doors for a eventuality will open during 5 p.m. Thursday, with Barber scheduled to pronounce during about 7:30. For sheet information, call First Baptist Church during 936-756-6601.


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Volney: Sweeping changes entrance to T&T prisons

MINISTER of Justice Herbert Volney is earnest “sweeping operational and systemic changes” within a Trinidad and Tobago Prison Service that has now been placed underneath his Ministry.

The changes would yield for significantly some-more inexhaustible airing hours including sporting hours during night, family visits, a encampment judgment with supermarket, sporting comforts and a job centre all fuelled by a intelligent card.

Volney was vocalization yesterday during a Passing Out practice for 184 new jail officers during a Golden Grove Prison in Arouca.

Saying he was open to all suggestions that could raise supervision process in a design of shortening a high rate of recidivism, Volney pronounced it can no longer be business as common within a jail service.

“It cannot, and will not be, most of a same for a elementary reason that a supervision has embraced physic probity as a portal of inhabitant development. As such, we shall hereafter be focused on reconstruction of offenders while during a same time ensuring fortify and confidence within a walls of a facilities,” Volney said.

“The proceed to a inmates contingency be deferential and in gripping with general conventions and best practices. It contingency be accepted that bonds is an misconception of autocracy and that liberty, and a right to life and a insurance of a law, equally, and but any form of discrimination, are confirmed beliefs of a democracy. This means a right of prisoners to be treated with, during a really least, a jot of honour and in a benevolent way.”

Volney pronounced a jail inmates also have a shortcoming to say mutual honour for a jail officers underneath whose caring they have been placed.

“Indiscipline, crack of jail manners in any form, and disrespect, is unsuitable and will be visited with outline punishment.”

New jail rules, that he pronounced are prolonged overdue, are to be tabled in a new Parliamentary term.

Among a initiatives is a investiture of a Prison Ombudsman and Appeals Tribunal with unconditional slip functions that will guarantee jail officers from falsehoods while safeguarding inmates from abuse.

“I introduce to settle a Tripartite Advisory Standing Committee to support a Ministry of Justice in perfecting a devise for executing, in brief and middle terms, a change to physic probity during a prisons.

“I introduce bringing courtesy on to a devalue in sequence to yield ability training for those who wish to acquire a smallest salary within a walls and compensate towards progressing their desired ones, and imperative repair for their victims.

“Issues that impact a arrange and record of a jail use have, in part, been brought to my attention. These embody promotion, event for training, accommodation, health and safety, housing and terms and conditions of service. we can assure a jail officers that we shall rivet a Minister of National Security in stability to secure we and your families as full members of a protecting services.”

Receiving a endowment for Best All Round Recruit was Craig Khan while an endowment for Gallantry was given to Odell Thomas who foiled a jail shun while on training duty.

Ministry: Israeli soldiers leave Ofer jail wards

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Around 200 Israeli soldiers stormed dual wards in Ofer apprehension core on Friday night, evacuating Palestinian prisoners during gunpoint, a Palestinian Authority Detainees Ministry said.

Palestinian prisoners orator Mahmoud Ghalmi pronounced a inmates refused to be relocated from their cells and so were forced out.

Israeli jail authorities pronounced they wish to appropriate one of a wards for those hold for rapist offenses and available trial.

Palestinians hold in a apprehension core reject being changed from their cells, Ghalmi added. He pronounced 17 prisoners had already been changed to other apprehension centers, and a Israeli jail use pronounced it will pierce him in dual weeks.

There are 4,423 Palestinian prisoners now being hold in 20 Israeli apprehension centers, according to a news expelled by a Palestinian Prisoners Society this week.

Thousands of Indonesian Prisoners to Get Sentence Cuts

Almost 3,000 prisoners opposite East Kalimantan are set to accept judgment cuts after this month, fasten thousands of others national being postulated remissions in decoration of a arriving Idul Fitri holiday and Independence Day.

Gunarso, conduct of corrections during a East Kalimantan bureau of a Justice and Human Rights Ministry, pronounced on Friday that his bureau had nominated 1,557 inmates for judgment cuts for Independence Day, and another 1,276 for remissions for Idul Fitri, that this year is approaching to tumble on Aug. 19 or 20.

“The remissions will be given out on Aug 16, a day before Independence Day,” he said. He combined that adult to 40 prisoners were approaching to be means to travel giveaway after a cuts, that operation from 15 days to 6 months.

Sentence cuts are traditionally given to symbol Independence Day and on vital eremite holidays — Christmas for Christian inmates, Idul Fitri for Muslims, Galungan for Hindus and Waisak for Buddhists.

At a scandalous Cilacap narcotics jail on Nusakambangan Island, Central Java, authorities have nominated 457 inmates to get judgment cuts, 4 of whom could hence be authorised for release.

Lilik Sujandi, a warden, pronounced 169 prisoners were authorised for a Idul Fitri discount and a rest for Independence Day cuts. To be eligible, an invalid contingency have served during slightest 6 months in jail and exhibited good behavior.

In Southeast Sulawesi, some 644 prisoners during a 6 penitentiaries opposite a range have been endorsed for remissions, 10 of whom are set to go free.

“The categorical criteria for being endorsed for a discount here is for a invalid to have served during slightest two-thirds of their sum sentence,” pronounced Bohari, a anti-narcotics conduct during a provincial bureau of a Justice and Human Rights Ministry.

In Banten, authorities have nominated 2,832 prisoners for Idul Fitri judgment cuts and 3,280 for Independence Day remissions. “This is only a proxy figure since we might suggest some-more after on,” pronounced Imam Santoso, a conduct of a provincial Justice Ministry office. “What’s certain is that 174 will go free.”

Several foreigners are also set to get remissions, including Australian Schapelle Corby. Officials during Bali’s Kerobokan Penitentiary have endorsed a six-month rebate for a convicted drug smuggler. In May, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono postulated Corby a five-year rebate on her 20-year term, bringing her recover date to Sep 2017.

She could be expelled even earlier if a latest discount is granted.

“In 2011, she got a five-month judgment cut. This year, it is expected she will a get six-month reduction,” pronounced Gusti Ngurah Wiratna, Kerobokan’s warden.

Also nominated for judgment cuts from a Bali jail are Australian Renae Lawrence, German Peter Achim Franz Grabmann, Malaysian Lem Tian Soon and Briton Gary Martin Turner, all of whom were convicted of drug offenses. Tunggadewa Mattangkilang


Good News Jail ministry

Wood describes his pursuit as “pastor/teacher/administrator” of a Vanderburgh County trickery that houses, on average, “about 700 inmates any day, nonetheless 10,000 to 12,000 come by here any year,” he said.

About 29 percent of that array attend one or some-more of a programs his method offers there, he added. Those programs operation from church services and Bible investigate to one-on-one conversing and operative a “Twelve Step Program,” or during slightest a initial 3 of those steps, he said.

“(Jail ministry) is a unequivocally large need that many people don’t grasp,” pronounced Jon Kostbade of Henderson, Ky., a member of a Good News board. “People (in jail) are during rock-bottom, and it’s not only about them; they have kids, families and parents. For everybody in there, there’s a damaged heart on a outside.”

Photos Courtesy Good News MinistryAlan Wood counsels with an invalid in a Vanderburgh County jail.

Photos Courtesy Good News Ministry
Alan Wood counsels with an invalid in a Vanderburgh County jail.

Wood prays with inmates in a Vanderburgh County Jail.

Wood prays with inmates in a Vanderburgh County Jail.

Courtesy / Good News MinistryChaplain Alan Wood and his handle Sandi

Courtesy / Good News Ministry
Chaplain Alan Wood and his handle Sandi

Women sing as a partial of a Good News Ministry class.

Women sing as a partial of a Good News Ministry class.

Photos Courtesy Good News MinistryInmate Luke Ricketts reads a  Bible.

Photos Courtesy Good News Ministry
Inmate Luke Ricketts reads a Bible.

Board member Steve Bass of Evansville certified that he didn’t grasp a need until a family member became incarcerated.

“When we see someone with a drug or other problem and they make bad decisions, afterwards they go to jail and come out and turn a really prolific member of multitude … we wish to insert yourself to those agents of change.”

And that’s how he sees a Good News ministry.

Good News is a Christian ministry, Wood said, “We are here to accommodate a devout needs of both inmates and staff by a method that includes evangelism, discipleship and rural care, though we also promote other eremite faiths within a discipline determined by law and a trickery … I’m a Christian though I’ll call someone (else, of a opposite faith tradition) if it is requested.”

Wood does not work for a city of Evansville or Vanderburgh County. He does not work for Henderson County either, nonetheless he is concerned in a identical jail method there — and has been for a past decade.

His income and that of his wife, Sandi, who serves as his executive assistant, is not paid by any local, state or sovereign money: The integrate are employees of Good News ministry.

Nor did he actively request for a container in Vanderburgh County. He was invited, in May of 2008, by Sheriff Eric Williams, who was informed with a work Wood was doing in Henderson County.

Good News Ministries never relates to enter a new market, Wood explained; it always is by invitation of law coercion in any given community.

Vanderburgh County is a initial venue in Indiana for a Good News ministry, Wood said, adding that both Posey and Warrick counties recently have non-stop discourse with him per programs in their facilities.

In a minute antiquated progressing this month, Williams pronounced of his invitation, “… we did so with some hostility as a classification did not have a participation in any other Indiana jail (but) after estimable investigate and meetings with several member of a Good News organization, we was assured it was value giving them an opportunity.

“That is a preference we do not bewail and am really grateful for … Good News … has done a estimable certain impact on a invalid race …”

The Good News method idea matter declares a purpose: “To yield spiritually mature, versed and encouraged Christian chaplains to offer in correctional comforts nationally and internationally.”

To accommodate this goal, a method relies heavily on proffer chaplains, Ward said, adding that he is operative in a Vanderburgh County Detention Center along with a cadre of 70 volunteers from 26 internal parishes. (See for information.)

Wood pronounced a standard weekly report includes Bible investigate (“We have 28 units with 8 lessons in any section covering 16 books of a Bible); church services (13 via a week); an “incredibly successful ‘Celebrate Recovery Inside'” array that covers a initial 3 of a 12 stairs in a AA lexicon; and for women, who comment for about 15 percent of a daily population, a array called “Renewed Thinking: Changing Dysfunctional Thinking Patterns.”

Wood pronounced that in 2011 his method conducted 1,075 classes and reached 16,246 individuals.

Wood and his volunteers also yield one-on-one conversing (to 1,069 inmates in 2011); and clergyman services, including genocide notices and anguish conversing (4,154 served in 2011).


Good News Jail and Prison Ministry

Alan Wood pronounced his annual bill for a Vanderburgh County Good News Jail and Prison Ministry in Vanderburgh County is $224,000 a year “and we have to lift all of it on a own, locally.

“We rest on annual contributions from individuals, churches and businesses and we get a extend any year from a Welborn Foundation.”

The method hosts a (free) party annually in March, in Evansville, and another in October, in Henderson, Ky., to widespread a word about a work and inspire new volunteers and donors to step forward.

And it hosts a golf eventuality in Henderson any year in May.

Wood is accessible to pronounce to church groups about a Good News ministry, he said. He can be reached during a Vanderburgh County Detention Center, 812-421-6200.

Program Reduces Recidivism Among Men With Co-occurring Disorders

A mutated healing village module designed by NIDA-supported researchers helped masculine parolees with co-occurring piece abuse and mental health disorders adjust to vital in their communities. In a before study, group who had participated in a module while jailed were usually half as expected as others who perceived customary jail caring to be condemned for a new offense during their initial year out. Recently, a module valid likewise effective when administered after jail release.

Nationwide some-more than 4 in 10 state jail inmates are dually diagnosed with piece abuse and mental health disorders. The specialized program, grown by Dr. Stanley Sacks and colleagues during a National Development and Research Institutes in New York City, adapts a normal therapeutic village (TC) proceed to a sold needs of this population. Like TCs, a program, called Reentry-Modified Therapeutic Community (RMTC), establishes a village with major values of self-help and mutual assistance toward recovery. However, RMTC adjusts TC expectations in light of a cognitive and romantic impairments that accompany psychiatric disorders, dedicating some-more time to course and instruction and providing increasing certain feedback for achievements. RMTC also reduces a fight and sanctions that TCs typically use to make village standards.

In a new study, 19 percent of 71 dually diagnosed parolees who went directly from Colorado prisons into a 6-month RMTC were condemned for new offenses within 12 months of their release. In contrast, 38 percent of 56 parolees who perceived a State’s customary parolee organisation and box government were sent behind to jail within a year. In comparison with a standard program, RMTC appearance reduced both ubiquitous rapist activity (39 percent vs. 62 percent) and alcohol- or drug-related offenses (37 percent vs. 58 percent). A branch of group who participated in RMTC both while detained and after recover benefited some-more than those who participated in usually one setting.


Sacks, S. et al. Randomized hearing of a reentry mutated healing village for offenders with co-occurring disorders: Crime outcomes. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 42(3):247–259, 2012. Abstract Available

COSTS: Why a Death Penalty Costs So Much

Death chastisement cases cost some-more than typical cases since all a lawyers, judges, and other crew will put some-more hours into preparing, trying, and reviewing a issues, given that a life is during stake.  Jack D’Aurora (pictured) of a Behal Law Group, essay in The Columbus Dispatch, described a time put in by only one sovereign decider in Ohio reviewing a collateral box towards a finish of a appeal, including a fatal injection process: “Hearings are attended, during a minimum, by 3 partner attorneys general, 3 attorneys for a inmate, a Lucasville jail warden, a executive of a Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, warn and other officials from a department, [the judge] and his dual law clerks. These people all are paid by possibly a state or a sovereign government. Hearings can final from a few hours to mixed days.”  The decider estimated that he and his staff spend 40 to 60 hours per month on some aspect of a genocide penalty. D’Aurora remarkable that new cases took an normal of 21 years between sentencing and execution date. “The cost expected is millions per case,” he noted.  “Life sentences though release would offer us most better, though we are fixated on a routine that drains supervision resources,” he concluded.

(J. D’Aurora, “Death-penalty cases rubbish a lot of taxpayers’ money,” Columbus Dispatch, Aug. 8, 2012).  See Costs.  Listen to DPIC’s podcast on Costs.

UK prisoners to plea Indian call centres?

An innovative intrigue to use prisoners with genuine British accents in call centres inside UK jails is being deliberate by a Ministry of Justice as partial of a work programme for prisoners.

One of a consumer complaints opposite British companies who have call centres in India has been that Indian workers infrequently do not know a many informal British accents of callers, ensuing in errors.

There are reports that some British companies have sealed down call centres in India following such complaints, while others prominence a fact that their call centres are within a UK and that their business can rest positive of a rapid and fit service.

According to The Guardian, a association upheld by a Ministry of Justice called a call centre intrigue a “rehabilitation revolution”, though a method pronounced a association was no longer concerned in a programme after it had filed for murder recently.

However, a method orator pronounced “Prisoners who learn a robe of genuine work inside jail are reduction expected to dedicate serve crime when they are released.

“For that reason a Prisons Service is looking during a series of intensity schemes to boost work opportunities in prisons“.

The orator added: “All contracts with outward employers contingency approve with a despotic formula of use that sets out that prisoners can't be used to reinstate existent jobs in a community.

“Prisoner wages, for those in sealed prisons, are set by jail governors and companies have no control over a turn of payment“.

Using British prisoners in call centres in jails might work, though some lift worries about reserve of data. Under a call centre scheme, prisoners might be paid £3 pounds a day.