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BUREAU OF PRISONS RAMPS UP COVID-19 RESPONSE

By Sean R. Francis, M.S. President, Justice Solutions of America, Inc.  While they initially were slow to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, recent signs show that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is aggressively taking steps to stop the spread of the deadly virus in their institutions. In March Attorney General William Barr ordered the BOP to immediately expedite the transfer of...

THE CORRELATION BETWEEN CRIMINAL OFFENDING AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES IN OFFENDERS IN THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS

By Sean R. Francis, MS President Justice Solutions of America, Inc.  The link between traumatic brain injuries ( TBI ) and criminal behavior can no longer be ignored or disputed. Inmates in America’s prisons who have suffered a TBI at some point in their life are overrepresented. Some studies have found that as many as 60 percent of inmates have suffered a...

THE PREVALENCE OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN AMERICAS INMATES AND WHAT CAN BE DONE

By Sean R. Francis, MS President Justice Solutions of America, Inc.  It has been estimated that one in seven inmates in Western countries suffers from some form of mental illness ( Goff, et al, 2007). There is also significant evidence that many if not most prison inmates have suffered some form of abuse or neglect as children. Therefore, the prevalence of Post-Traumatic...

DRUG AND SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT OFFERED TO INMATES IN THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS

By Sean R. Francis, MS President Justice Solutions of America, Inc.  Currently, there are over 154,000 inmates in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons ( BOP). The vast majority of these inmates suffer from at least one mental health diagnosis. To fulfill the primary mission of the BOP, which is the protection of the public, BOP has implemented various mental...

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