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Prepaid Cards Become the Newest Inmate at Finnish Prisons

7th November 2016

Prepaid cards are being deployed to all 26 of Finland’s prisons and their 3,000 inmates. The programme will eventually enable the entire prison service to go cashless, by making it possible for all inmates to make purchases both inside and outside of prison using this innovative method of electronic payment. General purpose prepaid cards operate in the same manner as a regular bank card enabling spend on and offline and enabling access to cash via ATMs. The difference lies in the fact that these cards are not linked to any form of bank account (there is no interest paid on the funds) and various parameters can be set to limit […]

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1st Edition of Advancing Corrections Journal

23rd May 2016

The International Corrections and Prisons Association is pleased to announce the newly launched journal “Advancing Corrections”. The Advancing Corrections Journal: lSSN 2517-9233 is a peer-reviewed publication that provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for the dissemination of new research, policies and practices related to advancing professional corrections worldwide. The aim is to provide an opportunity for both researchers and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines (criminal justice, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, public health, and social work) to publish papers that examine issues from a variety of perspectives in a unique, interdisciplinary forum. Advancing Corrections is intended to fill the need for researchers to speak more clearly to practitioners […]

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