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the inmates have taken over the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the inmates have taken over the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the inmates have taken over the asylum.
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the inmates are running the asylum

The people least capable of running a group or organization are now in charge. Said especially when the result is total chaos or calamity. With the primary schools giving their young students complete control over the curriculum, it seems as though the inmates are running the asylum. After the recent election, a new wave of political extremists have taken power in Congress. It looks like the inmates are now running the asylum.
See also: asylum, inmate, running
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The interrogations of employees and inmates on the subject of abuse focused on beatings rather than sexual abuse.
In state prisons, 41 percent of first offenders have used drugs regularly, compared to 63 percent of inmates with two prior convictions, and 81 percent of those with five or more.
This prison houses approximately 800 inmates but will be increased to over 1000 within one year.
The purpose of this article is to discuss the need for vocational rehabilitation services for prison inmates. This will be accomplished through an identification of the scope of the problem, the role of prison facilities in the rehabilitation process, including academic and vocational training, and collaboration between rehabilitation and the correctional system, with a focus on transition.
Newton, a medium-security institution with about 900 inmates, has been sponsoring a controversial evangelical Christian indoctrination program called the InnerChange Freedom Initiative since 1999.
* are released later in their sentences than other inmates; and
For AU's legal team, Pratt's meticulous 140-page ruling capped more than three years of hard work, including extensive research and on-site visits with inmates and their families in Newton.
He reported that during December he had consensual, unprotected, receptive anal intercourse with 2 male inmates at the correctional facility; both of these inmates had chronic HIV infection.
The dental assistant training gives the inmates the opportunity to remain busy and productive while in prison and potentially to receive time off their sentence.
Supervising Inmates. Effective supervision requires that staff regularly interact with inmates.
(7) Other states, such as Indiana, make use of determinate sentences where inmates know that if they do not commit any transgressions while incarcerated, they will be released after serving 50 percent of their original sentences.
In addition to footage of beatings and stun gun use, the videotape included scenes of guards encouraging dogs to bite inmates.
31, 2001, 2 percent of state prison inmates and 1.2 percent of federal prison inmates were known to be infected with HIV, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
First, some prison employees have expressed their belief even though it may be unfounded, that inmates often use food as a way to make them feel special.