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Do Fundamental Rights Matter to the EU?

Shadi Sadr | Posted 03.16.2016 | Home
Shadi Sadr

Some have argued that in the post-Iran-deal-era, the EU would prefer to engage Tehran with human rights dialogue rather than adopting aggressive strategies such as public statement or human rights sanctions. Yet, there is not a single piece of evidence to show such engagement.

A Child's Question Made this CEO Create a Product that Empowers Children of Color

Anthony Papa | Posted 12.04.2016 | Home
Anthony Papa

While conducting a class one day a 12 year old boy approached and politely asked why there was not a black Santa Clause. This question set in motion a series of meetings that eventually led to the creation of Melanin Moments, LLC a premier product company designed to uplift and empower people of color.

As UNGA Approaches, Family of Imprisoned American Calls on Iranian Delegation in U.S. for Answers

Amy Mueller | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
Amy Mueller

Four years after Amir has sat behind the walls of Evin Prison, stripped of his dignity, due process, and human rights, he has been imprisoned in Iran longer than any American in history.

The Modern Slavery Bill: A Step in the Right Direction

Andrew Forrest | Posted 06.06.2015 | Home
Andrew Forrest

While looking for modern slavery is certainly not an easy task and there is still more to do in our own supply chains, it is something that all big companies can and must do.

Caring For Stray Dogs Gave This Former Inmate A Second Chance At Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.05.2015 | Home

A new documentary, "Dogs on the Inside," features a group of prison inmates searching for a second chance at life, in part by caring for a group of st...

The Radical Choice of Militant Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.29.2015 | Home
Kindness Blog

Kindness. It seems like such an easy choice. But a crazy thing happens when you drop your guard and step from behind that icy stand-offish barrier: people become comfortable around you.

Young Global Leader Embraces Prison Reform

Jim Luce | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Jim Luce

One recent event held by the Osborne Association, an organization that the Foundation supports, really opened my eyes on the need to offer assistance to both incarcerated individuals and their families.

From Gaza to Ferguson: Exposing the Toolbox of Racist Repression

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 10.22.2014 | Home
Azadeh Shahshahani

Mass incarceration and militarized police forces are two of the most potent tools in a panoply of repressive instruments of power used by Israel and t...

Letters from Men in Prison: The Call for Accessible Entrepreneurship Education

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.14.2014 | Home
Steve Mariotti

Forty years in, the war on drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surve...

A 'Criminal' to Many, But 'Dad' to Her

Jordan Melograna | Posted 06.24.2014 | Home
Jordan Melograna

Her dad may always carry the label "criminal," but her love for him serves as a reminder that the incarcerated are more than just the sum of their mistakes. To many kids like Jazree, they are family, and sometimes the one person they need the most.

Listen: 50 Years On, Mandela's Fateful Words That Media Too Easily Forget

David Tereshchuk | Posted 06.17.2014 | Home
David Tereshchuk

The media just love anniversaries. But I'm wondering how many mass media outlets will pick up on a confluence of two such commemorations this coming week -- a 50th and a 20th -- which mark separate major events in the long life of a recently departed global giant.

Science May Make Eternal Life Sentences a Reality (VIDEO)

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 06.11.2014 | Home
Gabriel Mizrahi

While some researchers are looking for the fountain of youth, others are thinking that life extension will change the way we punish criminals. Philosophers and engineers are now exploring the possibility of making a life sentence in prison last hundreds -- and theoretically thousands -- of years.

What Letters From Prison Tell Us

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.02.2014 | Home
Steve Mariotti

If they were given financial guidance and entrepreneurship education, could the fate of these men been different?

Why Is the African American Imprisonment Rate Higher Than Whites?

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Kiernan Hopkins

The Emancipation Proclamation took place a hundred and fifty years ago. The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order delivered by President A...

The Confusing Conundrum of Contempt of Court

Brad Reid | Posted 04.23.2013 | Home
Brad Reid

Several competing public policies make "contempt of court" difficult to precisely define. It is a conundrum because of the difficult balance that must be maintained between orderly justice and arbitrary judicial actions.

What Are Some Aspects of Incarceration That Could Not Possibly Be Guessed by Someone Who Hasn't Experienced It?

Quora | Posted 05.19.2012 | Home

This question originally appeared on Quora. Eric "Phil" Phillips, San Quentin inmate. One aspect is the amazing amount of talent in prison. There a...

Black on Black Tax Math

Tom Matlack | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home
Tom Matlack

Warren Buffet released his tax returns yesterday, confirming that he paid 17 percent federal income tax (he paid $7 million on $40 million of income),...

Rehabilitation Comes To An Indian Prison And Its Inmates: New York Times

New York Times | Lydia Polgreen | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home

NEW DELHI — At least two prime ministers — one future and one former — have spent a few nights behind its high walls. Its current occupants incl...

Seattle Art Dealer Imprisoned After Plotting To Steal From Collectors' Homes

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If you've been following the exploits of Lawrence Salander, the disgraced New York dealer who exploited the trust of longtime clients to double-deal t...

Did Justice Department Shrug Off Rape Of Minors In Detention facilities?

TBD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One in eight minors in juvenile detention facilities will be sexually assaulted each year. Eighty percent of these assaults will be perpetrated by a m...

Gov. Bill Richardson Rejects Laura Ling/Euna Lee Public Records Request

Dave Maass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dave Maass

I wanted to ascertain to what extent taxpayer resources were used to facilitate media appearances on non-New Mexican issues.

Behind the Wall

Jamie Wetherbe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Jamie Wetherbe

I was working for a nonprofit, which offersclasses -- like acting, music and even meditation -- and programs, like GED, to youth offenders. The guys at this facility are lucky: For the most part, other centers just let kids sit in cells.

Persecuted Often Find Prison in the United States

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

Welcoming the persecuted with handcuffs and prison uniforms is simply not consistent with this country's values or its commitments under refugee protection and human rights conventions.

Is God Stupid?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Henry Adams

Wouldn't benevolent God be more likely to be like your mother or grandmother, than like most of our fathers? It's not that I am an avowed atheist, no...

President Obama Must Free Leonard Peltier

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

Imprisoned in the late 1970s for allegedly murdering two FBI agents, Leonard Peltier has never been given a fair trial.