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Incarceration

Teen Who Killed Allegedly Abusive Dad Will Spend Holidays In Jail Awaiting Trial

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.23.2016 | Black Voices

It was midsummer when 14-year-old Bresha Meadows picked up her father’s gun and allegedly shot him in the head, killing the man who she said brutall...

Despite Errors Found in Audit and a Pending Investigation, Oklahoma Reelects Incumbent Sheriff

Adam Banner | Posted 11.14.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

In March of this year, an Oklahoma County judge was "appalled" to learn that inmates at the Oklahoma County jail were expected to pay not only their c...

Ava DuVernay Says Storyline In Her New Show Highlights One Of Our Great 'National Tragedies'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.28.2016 | OWN

At its core, “Queen Sugar” is a show about family. But the scripted drama from filmmaker Ava DuVernay also doesn’t shy away from complex, contro...

Get Out Of Prison, Get Out The Vote

Project Return | Posted 09.27.2016 | Impact
Project Return

Maurice had lost his voting rights when he was incarcerated. Once he had served his time and returned to our community from prison, he fought passionately to have his rights restored. For Maurice, regaining freedom and regaining the right to vote went hand-in-hand.

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
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SreyRam Kuy, MD

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interviewed by Brandi Emerson and Clay Farris at Mostly Medicaid. This interview was...

Who Dies In Police Custody? Texas, California Offer New Tools To Find Out

The Conversation US | Posted 08.24.2016 | Crime
The Conversation US

Reliable information on deaths that occur during arrests and while in jail and prison is important. Such data allow us to identify problems in the criminal justice system and come up with solutions based on evidence. It also provides greater transparency and accountability, and ultimately can help gain communities' trust.

Welcome To One Of The Most Humane Prisons In The World

The Huffington Post | Baz Dreisinger | Posted 08.03.2016 | World

BASTOY ISLAND, Norway ― “Prison?” I asked the two deckhands, after a train carried me to the ferry. “Yes,” said one of the men, rubbing his ...

How America's Puritan Roots Helped Create Its Unforgiving Prison Culture

John Carl | Posted 07.27.2016 | World
John Carl

America's penal system is grounded in a Protestant fundamentalist religious history, with a strong sense of right and wrong and a penchant for justifying abuse.

Presidential Candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn: The Government Mechanic

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Hillary Clinton isn't the only woman with government experience running for President. Clinical psychologist and presidential candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn has been reinventing and transforming government from the inside for 32 years.

Chef Who Spent Time In Jail Now Trains Other Ex-Offenders In Culinary Arts

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact

This high-end chef trains and employs formerly incarcerated individuals in his restaurant -- because he knows all too well the power of a second chanc...

Cups for Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we are acknowledging seven grantees whose innovative projects are inspiring participants to think about the futu...

Watch Kids Read Moving Love Letters To Their Incarcerated Dads

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Good News

It was difficult for some of the 2.7 million kids in the U.S. who have an incarcerated parent to celebrate Father’s Day. That’s why Google, in par...

Feeding Peace: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees whose projects are bringing peace to their communities. Volunteers in Maryland engag...

This Nonprofit Is Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness, Addiction And Incarceration

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 06.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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How This Nonprofit Is Breaking The Cycle Of Homelessness, Addiction And Incarceration

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

The Doe Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people who have been subjected to homelessness, addiction and incarceration rebuild thei...

De-Incarceration, a Different Drum so Needed

Kathy Kelly | Posted 06.09.2016 | Crime
Kathy Kelly

Along with VCNV companions, I'm part of a 150-mile walk from Chicago to Thomson, IL, a small town in Northwest IL where the U.S. Bureau of Prisons is setting up an Administrative Maximum prison, also known as a Supermax.

REVIEW: Was 1960's Liberalism the Cause of Today's Overincarceration Crisis?

The National Book Review | Posted 06.04.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review: From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in Am...

Why I Left My 'Ex'

Glenn Martin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Glenn Martin

May 4th was a day I'd been anticipating for some time. That was the day Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who heads the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, publicly announced a new agency-wide policy directing her staff to stop using "disparaging labels" like "ex-convict" and "ex-felon" in all their communications.

Tom Cotton Thinks America Isn't Locking Enough People Up

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is criticizing efforts to reform America's criminal justice system, arguing on Thursday that the country actually has an "und...

The Women at Bedford Prison Writing Their Own History

Radhika Balakrishnan | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Radhika Balakrishnan

The Crossing Borders Conference is a part of Marymount Manhattan College's (MMC) program at Bedford, and the gathering is, I believe, like no other. Students and faculty from the 71st Street campus meet at Bedford, where student-inmates present their work, as in any academic conference.

How One Judge Is Using Meditation To Bring Healing After A Crime

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact

When Georgetown professor and Magistrate Judge Gretchen Rohr first met Erica Huggins in 1994, she was surprised to find that Huggins, who was formerly...

Eddie Conway: Making Real News After Prison

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In this week's "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer sits down with former Black Panther Eddie Conway to hear about how he helped fellow prisoners organize for reform while serving a nearly 44-year term sentence for a murder he didn't commit.

Call Me By My Name

Nikkya Hargrove | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Nikkya Hargrove

Ask yourself, what would you do if someone, today, called you a nigger? How would you respond?

The Price of Punishment Experienced as a Layperson

Allison Alter | Posted 04.25.2016 | Crime
Allison Alter

In my early thirties I completed a year of clinical internship within a secure treatment juvenile detention facility for adjudicated girls. It was a ...

How States Can Help 5 Million Kids With A Parent Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact

Having an incarcerated parent can be devastating for a child's well-being. But now there are clear steps states can take to ensure these children are ...