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Angela Davis: There Is No 'I' In Movement

Angela Davis: There Is No ‘I’ In Movement

by Carla Murphy on September 4 2014, 11:11AM

A daily reminder from an icon of the Black Power movement

Topics: /NOW, Society

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 4 2014, 8:45AM

It’s the first state to provide imprisoned women with this emotional and physical support.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Well, Just How Bad Are Alabama's Prisons?

Well, Just How Bad Are Alabama’s Prisons?

by Carla Murphy on June 26 2014, 10:20AM

A five-month investigation goes in depth

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Critics That 'Orange is the New Black' Can't Win Over? The Formerly Incarcerated

Critics That ‘Orange is the New Black’ Can’t Win Over? The Formerly Incarcerated

by Jamilah King on June 20 2014, 10:43AM

One woman who spent four years in state prison reviews Netflix’s big summer hit.

Topics: Culture

Prisons' Fastest Growing Population: Mentally Ill, Aging Inmates

Prisons’ Fastest Growing Population: Mentally Ill, Aging Inmates

by Julianne Hing on June 16 2014, 11:41AM

Today, prisons function as “society’s psychiatric institutions.”

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Marissa Alexander's Retrial Postponed to December

Marissa Alexander’s Retrial Postponed to December

by Aura Bogado on June 10 2014, 3:29PM

A pending Florida law could determine Alexander’s future.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Take a Look at 'The Worst of the Worst', Connecticut's Supermax Prison

Take a Look at ‘The Worst of the Worst’, Connecticut’s Supermax Prison

by Jamilah King on July 19 2013, 11:00AM

“When you incarcerate someone, you’re incarcerating all the people that love them, too.”

Topics: /NOW

Beautiful Inmate Art From Pelican Bay State Prison Hunger Striker

Beautiful Inmate Art From Pelican Bay State Prison Hunger Striker

by Jamilah King on July 18 2013, 10:44AM

An inmate speaks out.

Topics: /NOW

Federal Judge Needs Evidence Louisiana Prison Gets Extra Hot in July

Federal Judge Needs Evidence Louisiana Prison Gets Extra Hot in July

by Brentin Mock on July 3 2013, 3:26PM

Judge denies preliminary injunction that would protect death row inmates from extreme heat. Says he needs more evidence

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

CEO of Largest Private Prison Company: No Worries About Immigration Reform

CEO of Largest Private Prison Company: No Worries About Immigration Reform

by on February 14 2013, 4:26PM

On a call for investors on Thursday, the president and CEO of the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the country’s largest private prison contractor, said that he’s not concerned about the impact that immigration reform might have on the immigration…

Topics: Immigration Reform, /NOW

Prison GEO Group Exec Threatened to Deport Daughter-in-Law

Prison GEO Group Exec Threatened to Deport Daughter-in-Law

by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2012, 4:00PM

Thomas M. Wierdsma, a Senior Vice President for Project Development at GEO is seen confirming he said he would use his position to deport his son’s Hungarian wife.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Spanish-Speaker Spends Months Locked Up After Interpreter Dies

Spanish-Speaker Spends Months Locked Up After Interpreter Dies

by on November 28 2012, 9:35AM

If you’re fluent in English and Spanish and looking for a job, Mississippi needs you.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Family Becomes Focal Point in Fight to Lower Prison Phone Rates

Family Becomes Focal Point in Fight to Lower Prison Phone Rates

by Jamilah King on November 20 2012, 10:13AM

The criminal cost of talking to a loved one behind bars has taken center stage at the Federal Communications Commission. And that’s exactly what organizers had in mind.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Media

Man Sentenced to 3 Years For Leading Mississippi Prison Riot

Man Sentenced to 3 Years For Leading Mississippi Prison Riot

by on November 20 2012, 9:35AM

Juan Lopez-Fuentes became the first inmate to be sentenced for a riot that rattled a Mississippi federal prison in May.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Immigration, /NOW

Bloomberg: Don't Worry About Prisoners at Rikers Island

Bloomberg: Don’t Worry About Prisoners at Rikers Island

by Jorge Rivas on October 29 2012, 4:34PM

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tellingly misinterpreted a reporter’s question during a pre-Sandy press conference Sunday.

Topics: /NOW

In Virginia, 350K Would-Be Voters Wait for Democracy's Slow Return

In Virginia, 350K Would-Be Voters Wait for Democracy’s Slow Return

by Brentin Mock on October 24 2012, 9:28AM

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell is restoring the voting rights of more formerly incarcerated residents than any previous administration. And it’s still a drop in the bucket.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Advocates Want Halt to Expansion Of Private Prisons For Non-Citizens

Advocates Want Halt to Expansion Of Private Prisons For Non-Citizens

by on September 14 2012, 9:25AM

The government has a plan to expand private prisons for immigrants, despite those facilities’ deadly track record.

Topics: Immigration

DOJ Finds Violation of Constitutional Rights in Kansas Correctional Facility

by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 3:25PM

The investigation was conducted by the Civil Rights Division’s Special Litigation Section and focused on whether prisoners at the facility were subject to sexual abuse in violation of their constitutional rights.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW, Todd Akin

Private Prison Company's New Profit Source: Mental Health

Private Prison Company’s New Profit Source: Mental Health

by on September 6 2012, 10:00AM

The State of Texas is poised to outsource management of a public psychiatric hospital to a company that’s made its billions in the business of private criminal and civil immigration lockup.

Topics: Health

60 Percent of Louisiana Prison Doctors Disciplined by State Med Board

60 Percent of Louisiana Prison Doctors Disciplined by State Med Board

by Jamilah King on July 30 2012, 10:30AM

Louisiana’s is the world’s prison capital — and also a dumping ground for shady doctors.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

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