Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Correction and Detention Facilities

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US and UK prisoners in German prisons[edit]

WhisperToMe (talk) 06:21, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Hello? *echo*[edit]

Just curious who is still around and would be interested in reviving this WikiProject...? Skarz (talk) 23:36, 23 December 2013 (UTC) @Cdogsimmons, Myheartinchile, Jc128842, Rkevins, and Sarcelles: Tagging early members. Skarz (talk) 22:45, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

@Skarz: Sorry for the delay. I've essentially semi-retired from editing for the moment. The demands of real life, etc. etc. I think it's a worthy project and I encourage you and anyone else to "be bold" and try reviving it. Best of luck. --Cdogsimmons (talk) 02:34, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

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Leaflet for Wikiproject Correction and Detention Facilities at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Adikhajuria (talk) 15:52, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Comments, advice, and assistance requested at Magdalene asylum[edit]

It has been brought to my attention, that there is currently an ongoing debate on the Magdalene asylum article. This debate is occurring with User:Signedzzz and revolves around the neutrality of the article as a whole, but primarily with the section Magdalene asylum#Catholic perspective and there appears to be no immediate solution. I am appealing to see if there are people with better knowledge within the project to comment on the situation and possibly provide a solution. I have discussed the issue on the talk page, but to no avail. Here is a discussion about prior concerns being raised about the issue, you can also see my own contribution here. I am further concerned by the tone and nature of Signedzzz's edit's and am looking for guidance. Please provide some assistance on this issue. Jab843 (talk) 02:39, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Draft article needs review: Draft:Prison hierarchy[edit]

A draft submitted to Articles for Creation needs review: Draft:Prison hierarchy. Do you think this is ok for main space? Thanks! Jodi.a.schneider (talk) 22:38, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

It's a two-sentence article, with the first sentence defining the concept and the second being encyclopedic content. I think it would be immediately tagged as a stub.
The REF tags are misplaced -- they belong in the text, not in the References section. I think WP:MOSREF should describe the right way to do it, and I have fixed this per WP:SOFIXIT.
My main reservation about the article is that most potential "facts" that can be added are likely to be contentious. Is prison culture similar enough from prison to prison worldwide that we can say anything meaningful about their social hierarchies?
And that brings up the article name. It should be clear that this is not about the organizational structure of prison employees. So maybe "Prisoner hierarchy" or "Prison social hierarchy"?
These aren't necessarily "killer" issues, but I think they should be considered before moving the article. Thundermaker (talk) 13:10, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Mark DeFriest[edit]

I am looking for inmate information on him and cannot find it. Could someone please help? Many thanks. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 01:54, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

South Texas Family Residential Center[edit]

South Texas Family Residential Center is supposed to be the biggest in the USA now. But is it? Also, the coords. Please see Talk:South Texas Family Residential Center if you can help with these questions. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 11:11, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Homan Square[edit]

Please, help with the breaking story. --NaBUru38 (talk) 15:17, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Fremantle Prison#Main Cell Block RFC[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Fremantle Prison#Main Cell Block RFC. Is "Main Cell Block" a proper noun – i.e. should it be capitalised? Thanks. Evad37 [talk] 06:13, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp FAR[edit]

I have nominated Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 22:15, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

New pictures of US federal prisons at the BOP website[edit]

Hey guys! The BOP website at has new pictures of federal prisons that are higher quality than the ones before. As we know, usually pictures on US federal government websites are public domain. Would somebody mind uploading them to the Commons?

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 12:36, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Transport of concentration camp inmates to Tyrol listed at Requested moves[edit]


A requested move discussion has been initiated for Transport of concentration camp inmates to Tyrol to be moved to Transport of concentration camp inmates to South Tyrol. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 23:16, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Fremantle Prison FAC discussion[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Fremantle Prison/archive3. Thanks. Evad37 [talk] 15:08, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Article request: Joyce Ann Brown[edit]

I just read this interesting article in The New York Times on Joyce Ann Brown. I am surprised there is no wikipedia article on her and thought I might inspire someone to create an article by putting a message on this page. Best.4meter4 (talk) 04:46, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Done. Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 22:13, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Merge United States incarceration rate into Incarceration in the United States[edit]

Per Wikipedia:Proposed mergers I am asking the relevant project (this one) for people to comment here: