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Lives in the Balance While America's Prison Profiteers Rake in Massive Profits
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, ethics, business, prisons, culture, crime, government )

- 1873 days ago -
The massive growth in the prison population in the United States over the past four decades has been accompanied by the privatization of America's prisons. While we know a fair amount about these companies, we know little about the individuals who investe
Violence Exposes Crisis In Latin American Prisons
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, law, prisons, penal reform, Latin America, world, rights, news, humans, ethics, society )

- 2336 days ago -
A series of fatal riots inside Mexican prisons last week and a deadly blaze at a penitentiary in Honduras are prompting calls for major penal reform in Central America
Solitary Confinement in the Middle of New York City
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, solitary confinement, human rights, Rikers Island )

- 2413 days ago -
As we observed International Human Rights Day on Saturday, we needed look no further than New York City for a sobering reminder of how this nation too often fails to meet international human rights standards.
Overcrowding, Gangs Causing Increase Canadian Prison Violence: Report
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, society, safety, prisons, freedoms, crime, culture, americans, violence, news )

- 2558 days ago -
A report from the country's correctional investigator says overcrowding is one factor in why Canada's prisons are becoming more violent.
ACTION ALERT: Stop "Cold Cell" Torture and Murder in American Jails! PLEASE SIGN !
Society & Culture  (tags: cold cells, investigations, murder, violence, deaths, prisons )

- 2581 days ago -
Sheriff Cannons in Charleston County, South Carolina tortured and almost killed David A. Bardes in a cold cell in April of 2006. Bardes was jailed over child support arrears he did not owe. He was left in a hypothermic jail cell for 32.5 hours, 31.5 more
*Action Alet: It's Time to Close Prisons in Texas, **Please Sign Petition**
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, crime, education, freedoms, government, humans, interesting, law, news, police, politics, prisons, rights, society, Texas )

- 2758 days ago -
The state has made great strides in recent years to offer community alternatives to long sentences. But with a budget crisis looming, state prison officials are saying they won't consider closing a single prison.
Soham Killer Ian Huntley's Throat Slashed in Prison
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, children, murder, crime, police, prisons )

- 3044 days ago -
Huntley is being treated in hospital for the wound to his throat, which is said to be serious but not life-threatening
Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing 2-Year-Old Daughter
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, child, murdered, mother, prisons, women )

- 3180 days ago -
MANTI -- Ariel Hampton pleaded guilty to reduced charges of child abuse homicide and obstruction of justice. She was sentenced to
A Big Opening for Criminal Justice Reform: TAKE ACTION!
Society & Culture  (tags: Senators, Government, prisons, Prison Reforms, freedoms, crime, culture, ethics, government, humans, interesting, law, news, rights, politics, usa )

- 3387 days ago -
Politicians rarely speak honestly about the realities of our broken criminal justice system, for fear of appearing "soft on crime." But Senator Jim Webb from Virginia has just proposed a new law that will examine our criminal justice system from top to...
Increase in Inmates Opens Door to Private Prisons
Society & Culture  (tags: prison, prisons, america, american, usa, over-crowded, private prison, government, revenue, californiarights, law, freedoms, ethics, family, children, activists, americans, government, society )

- 3944 days ago -
The nation's big private prison companies like it too. Having long lusted after a share of California's 173,000-inmate population, they now foresee a steady stream of business.
Don't Bar Prison Inspiration
Society & Culture  (tags: reform, prisons, MDOC, timothysouders, children, activists, corruption, crime, culture, education, ethics, family, freedoms, GoodNews, government, interesting, media, politics, religion, world )

- 3969 days ago -
It makes little sense. MDOC has made much of its Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative to reduce crime and recidivism by better preparing offenders for life after prison. What better way to do that than to offer up the example, and counsel, of an ex-inmate who ...
Jailing Nation: How Did Our Prison System Become Such a Nightmare?
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, prisons, laws, racism, corruption )

- 3989 days ago -
With five percent of the world's population, the U.S. has close to a quarter of the world's prisoners. How did the American criminal justice system go so wrong?
Surviving Prison Rape -One Man's Journey From Brutality to Activism
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, males, rape, healing, book, protection )

- 3995 days ago -
T.J. Parsell incarcerated in Michigan in 1978, but chose to write about the experience a quarter-century later, after witnessing a group of young store clerks laughing about a prison-rape scene screening at a New York video store. Fish ( term new inmate

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