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Inmates and Families Charged to Send, Spend Their Own Money

Inmates and Families Charged to Send, Spend Their Own Money

by Julianne Hing on September 30 2014, 3:43PM

Making money off of inmates is big business.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

California Passes Bill Banning Forced Sterilizations of Inmates

by Julianne Hing on August 25 2014, 4:19PM

Gov. Jerry Brown has until August 31 to sign or veto it, or it goes into effect on its own.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Health, /NOW

Connecticut Considers Transfer of Transgender Teen Held in Adult Prison

Connecticut Considers Transfer of Transgender Teen Held in Adult Prison

by Aura Bogado on June 6 2014, 2:03PM

But her future remains uncertain.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Connecticut Holds Transgender Girl in Adult Prison

Connecticut Holds Transgender Girl in Adult Prison

by Aura Bogado on June 3 2014, 7:00AM

“Jane Doe” has never been criminally charged or convicted. So why has she been behind bars since April 8?

Topics: Criminal Justice

Angela Davis Talks 'Orange is the New Black,' Prison Abolition

Angela Davis Talks ‘Orange is the New Black,’ Prison Abolition

by Jamilah King on May 8 2014, 12:22PM

Yes, she’s watched the show.

Topics: Culture

Report: At Least 14 Heat-Related Deaths in Texas Prisons Since 2007

Report: At Least 14 Heat-Related Deaths in Texas Prisons Since 2007

by Julianne Hing on April 25 2014, 2:30PM

Temperatures hit a heat index of 149 degrees Fahrenheit.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

New York to End Solitary Confinement for Youth and Pregnant Inmates

New York to End Solitary Confinement for Youth and Pregnant Inmates

by Julianne Hing on February 20 2014, 2:45PM

New York will be the largest prison system in the country to end the practice for youth inmates.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

A New Development in Prison Reform

A New Development in Prison Reform

by Carla Murphy on January 30 2014, 7:00AM

Bipartisan momentum for dismantling mass incarceration is quietly building on Capitol Hill.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Life Without Parole for Selling a $10 Bag of Weed

Life Without Parole for Selling a $10 Bag of Weed

by Carla Murphy on December 2 2013, 2:34PM

The legacy of “tough on crime” policies lives on

Topics: Blogs List, Criminal Justice, /NOW

NAACP Comes Out in Support of Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

NAACP Comes Out in Support of Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

by Von Diaz on November 11 2013, 1:17PM

Congress is currently considering legislation that would expand protections for states seeking to decriminalize marijuana.

Topics: /NOW

Former NYC Police Commissioner Slams Mandatory Minimums

Former NYC Police Commissioner Slams Mandatory Minimums

by Akiba Solomon on November 1 2013, 1:41PM

After serving federal time, former NYC police commissioner Bernard Kerik has a revelation about mandatory minimums and the prison system

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

An Animated Look at California's Practice of Solitary Confinement

An Animated Look at California’s Practice of Solitary Confinement

by Jamilah King on October 23 2013, 2:07PM

A new look inside one of our country’s most brutal punishments.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Campaign Aims to End High Rates for Prison Phone Calls

Campaign Aims to End High Rates for Prison Phone Calls

by Von Diaz on October 8 2013, 10:04AM

The ACLU’s new campaign aims to put pressure on Global-Tel-Link, one of the two large companies that continue to charge high prison phone call rates despite the FCC’s August ruling to reduce them.

Topics: /NOW

Herman Wallace Dies Three Days After Being Released From Solitary

Herman Wallace Dies Three Days After Being Released From Solitary

by Von Diaz on October 4 2013, 12:13PM

After spending more than 40 years in solitary confinement, Herman Wallace died today at age 71.

Topics: /NOW

A Unique Alternative to a Prison Economy

A Unique Alternative to a Prison Economy

by Von Diaz on September 23 2013, 7:00AM

Prisons are big business in upstate New York, but many are closing. Milk Not Jails is working to promote a new industry in the state’s shifting rural landscape.

Topics: Criminal Justice, How We Eat

Attorney General Outlines Changes on Mandatory Minimums

Attorney General Outlines Changes on Mandatory Minimums

by Aura Bogado on September 20 2013, 12:13PM

But is it really retroactive?

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Correctional Officers Don't Like Mandatory Minimums, Either

Correctional Officers Don’t Like Mandatory Minimums, Either

by Aura Bogado on August 15 2013, 4:52PM

There’s a growing—and surprising—call to reform mandatory sentencing minimums.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Families Protest the Solitary Confinement of Loved Ones in Calif.

Families Protest the Solitary Confinement of Loved Ones in Calif.

by Jamilah King on July 16 2013, 1:46PM

They’re the invisible victims.

Topics: /NOW

30K Calif. Prisoners on Hunger Strike

30K Calif. Prisoners on Hunger Strike

by Julianne Hing on July 9 2013, 12:31PM

Hundreds of inmates have been held in solitary confinement for decades.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Defense Contractor Sponsors Sesame Street Incarceration Series

Defense Contractor Sponsors Sesame Street Incarceration Series

by Jamilah King on June 14 2013, 11:50AM

Yikes.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

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