Monthly Archives: May 2012

Adults Out of Control: The Spread of Stress Reactivity

Stress is a problem but it is a disaster for kids. ‘What is particularly harmful is stress reactivity. Stress reactivity means that you are threat reactive–that you have a low threshold for threat, and perceived threat triggers a stress response. … Continue reading

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Fla. prison health care privatization challenged

“…They cited the same legal arguments that resulted in another judge’s decision stopping the privatization of 29 South Florida prison facilities. The Legislature was ruled in violation of the Florida Constitution because it made that policy decision through a budget … Continue reading

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Fla. justices asked to rule on juvenile sentences

‘… A three-judge appellate panel on Tuesday asked the Florida Supreme Court to decide the constitutionality of a 70-year prison sentence for a teenager convicted of attempted first-degree murder in Jacksonville….That ruling had national implications but mostly affected Florida, which has … Continue reading

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Colleges’ bank deals saddle students with big fees

This is a very good link that explores many of the traps of student loans that are set by banks and colleges to maximize profits at the expense of students. Colleges’ bank deals saddle students with big fees

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Alabama Prison Sex Abuse: DOJ Looking Into Allegations Against Male Guards At Women’s Prison

‘…Rape, sexual assault and harassment from male guards are a way of life for prisoners at an Alabama women’s prison, according to inmates past and present, and the Justice Department is looking into the allegations….’ Alabama Prison Sex Abuse: DOJ … Continue reading

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Experts: Remedial college classes need fixing

Remedial classes can be a waste of time. However, for those that have been away from school for a while and need to come up to speed on math and writing skills they can be a ‘God send.’ I was … Continue reading

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Transition from Jail to Community Phase 2 Application Available Now

  Supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance Transition from Jail to Community Phase 2 Application Available Now The National Institute of Corrections and the Urban Institute are pleased to solicit applications for six new Transition from Jail to Community … Continue reading

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