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Why Is Texas Still Sending 17-Year-Olds to Adult Prisons?
Society & Culture  (tags: police, law, politics, ethics, rehab, prisons, adult prisons for 17 year olds, rights, freedoms, society, safety )

Cal
- 30 days ago - vice.com
Since 1918, Texas has prosecuted 17-year-oldsâEUR"including those who commit misdemeanorsâEUR"as adults, cramming them into a prison-industrial system bereft of the rehabilitative programs that have put Texas's juvenile system on the national radar for its
Prison Services Company Securus Makes Record Profits in the Face of FCC Regulation
Business  (tags: communications, prisons, incarceration, Prison Industrial Complex, telephone, phone calls, Carceral Conglomeration )

Freya
- 34 days ago - truth-out.org
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to release a ruling within the coming months that will affect some 85 percent of all calls from prisons and jails.
SeaWorld: Free the Whales!
Animals  (tags: SeaWorld, tanks, prisons, whales, orcas, animal cruelty, USA, marine mammals )

Scooby
- 37 days ago - change.org
The practice of keeping killer whales in captivity has proven to be detrimental to the health and safety of animals and trainers alike.
Michigan Ditches For-Profit Prison Food Provider, But Not Because It Fed Inmates Rat-Eaten Trash
Business  (tags: Michigan, prisons )

Judy
- 40 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Aramark's appalling practices weren't enough for Michigan to terminate its contract?
TAKE ACTION: Children Are Being Housed in Adult Prisons Across the Country âEUR" It Has to Stop
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: children, prisons, Attorney General, Loretta Lynch )

Dogan
- 57 days ago - act.credoaction.com
The petition to Attorney General Loretta Lynch reads: "The Department of Justice must immediately launch an investigation into the practice of trying and jailing children as adults."
LET'S CUT OUR PRISON POPULATION IN HALF
Society & Culture  (tags: petitions, prisons, jails, corrections, incarceration, injustice )

Freya
- 130 days ago - action.aclu.org
I believe that mass incarceration is not the answer. I want to invest in solutions and strategies that provide alternatives to mass incarceration.
Woman Allegedly Forced To Give Birth On Jail Cell Toilet, Alone
Health & Wellness  (tags: criminal justice, prisons, reproductive rights, women's health )

Judy
- 141 days ago - thinkprogress.org
A new lawsuit claims that a female inmate was forced to give birth on her jail cell toilet, after medical attendants ignored her pleas for help.
Corporation Literally Served Inmates Trash
Business  (tags: Aramark, prisons, prison food service, Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) )

Judy
- 150 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Aramark, which has fed inmates dog food, worms, and scraps of food from old meals, maintains a stronghold on correctional food service in Michigan. Despite threats to terminate its contract, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) won't let go of the company...
New York Prisons Are Illegally Shackling Inmates During Labor, Harrowing Report Finds
Health & Wellness  (tags: New York, Prisons, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health )

Judy
- 195 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Officials in New York prisons continue to illegally shackle pregnant inmates while they're giving birth, despite the fact that the practice was outlawed in 2009.
18 Things Every Country Should Have
World  (tags: maternity leave, maternal care, taxes, fines, prisons, college, fairness )

Freya
- 196 days ago - ba-bamail.com
In different parts of the world, different countries have developed unique ways to deal with certain problems, as well as help their citizens have a better life and be healthier.
Invest in Jobs Instead of Jails
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Massachusetts, incarceration, prisons, jails, jobs, spending, petitions )

Freya
- 217 days ago - forcechange.com
Massachusetts spends $1 billion every year on incarcerating more and more offenders even though the stateâEUR(TM)s overall crime rate has decreased. Two legislators are trying to pass a bill that would save millions of tax dollars by reducing the stateâEUR(TM)s
How Some Prisoners Are America's Most Exploited Workers
Business  (tags: prisons, inmates, slavery, wages, work )

Freya
- 240 days ago - alternet.org
The wages paid to prisoners for labor inside prisons have declined over the past three decades.
Why Texas Is Closing Prisons in Favour of Rehab
Offbeat  (tags: Prisons, Rehab, Texas, USA )

Ray
- 270 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US is known for its tough criminal justice system, with an incarceration rate far larger than any comparable country. So why is it that Republicans in Texas are actively seeking to close prisons, asks Danny Kruger,
End the Cruel Ban on Feeding Cats at Bayside State Prison
Animals  (tags: cats, petitions, Alley Cat Allies, strays, ferals, prisons, New Jersey )

Freya
- 290 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
It has been over a month since the cats at Bayside State Prison have been fed. These cats are part of a state-sanctioned, taxpayer-funded Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. The feeding ban was issued with no warning--imperiling the cats and the work of...
Shocking Facts About America's For-Profit Prison Industry
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, corrections, profit, industry, capitalism, greed )

Freya
- 301 days ago - truth-out.org
Unbeknownst to many, the prison system has become a for-profit business in which inmates are the product-a system that has shocking similarities to another human-based business from America's past: slavery.
 

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