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Recent 2005 Articles

New Week of June 14, 2004

Week of May 3rd, 2004


Look for articles like these for the second half of the course assignments. You can use one or two of these to get you started.

There are a number of ways to collect news stories about prisons:

The organization of Criminal Justice Journalists sends a daily email of major criminal justice stories written by their members, and appearing in national newspapers. Criminal Justice Journalists (CJJ) provides a summary of the nation's top crime and justice news stories with Internet links, if any. If you are interested in receiving their news report, Crime & Justice News, please use their registration form. You can also go to their News Center site to search all archived CJN stories.


A site that specifically sends out information on international criminal justice news stories, including corrections in the U/S. and other countries, is WJIN: The World Justice Information Network. You will need to enroll with WJIN first, then sign up for the news clipping service.

News bots can help you be selective by searching the websites of newspapers, magazines, and e-zines to find new articles that are of specific interest to you. You can request that all stories on prisons, punishment, the death penalty, probation, etc. be tracked by using any of these as keywords.

News Bots are reviewed here.

 News Hub

 News Index


Other suggestions for services that will send stories to you via email include the New York Times (use their news tracker service to create personal daily news clippings).

Google now has a news search feature as well.

In order to track current news stories one can build an online, updateable newspaper/magazine page or set up a news clipping service. Crayon assists you in building a customized newspaper choosing from the specific sections of thousands of online newspapers and other media sources. As these newspaper sections are updated daily, your personal Crayon newspaper continues to provide up to date news.

You may locate other ways to track such stories. Please share these with the class via email. If you locate other good news clipping services, please let the class know about them.

As an FSU student you can use the Lexis-Nexis news service, too. It's directly linked from the FSU Library databases page under L.