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Inmates Who Trained Troubled Dogs Reunite With Pups They Saved

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 10.17.2016 | Good News

A group of inmates who were part of a dog-training program have been reunited with their furry friends. Since 2012, the Clallam Bay Corrections Center...

Redefining Gender: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Recent social movements include the Ice Bucket Challenge, #bringbackourgirls, #heforshe, Black Lives Matter and same-sex marriage. As Emma Watson eloq...

A Haunting Look At The Inmates Who Grow Old In Prison

National Geographic | Kalya Koltes | Posted 09.02.2016 | Fifty

This post originally appeared on National Geographic. Seeing human beings behind heavy doors and bars, in person, is a weird thing and difficult to ...

Watch Shackled Inmates Break Out Of Cell To Save Unconscious Jailer

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.08.2016 | Crime

This is one of the most heroic prison-breaks ever. A guard owes his life to a group of prisoners who risked their own safety to help save him. Video ...

Food Truck Drives Social Change By Giving Jobs To Former Inmates

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.27.2016 | Good News

Here is a recipe for success. Drive Change is a nonprofit that hires formerly incarcerated youth to operate a New York City-based food truck. “We hi...

Inmates Get Free Tattoo Removal In Exchange For Committing To Positive Change

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.19.2016 | Good News

Inmates have the opportunity to erase symbols of their pasts with the help of one compassionate initiative. A program offered by the Los Angeles Sher...

Human Rights Watch Chastises Louisiana For Endangering HIV-Positive Inmates

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.02.2016 | Crime

Louisiana, notorious for the world's highest incarceration rate, often fails to provide basic HIV services to inmates in parish jails, endangering not...

Convicts, Prisoners and Inmates

Seth Ferranti | Posted 01.12.2017 | Crime
Seth Ferranti

When I first entered the netherworld of prison in 1993 the last vestiges of the convict were dying out. The convict was the ultimate prison ideal whic...

Should We Discharge Terminally Ill Inmates?

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.24.2016 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Some people may quickly say that inmates are in prison for punishment and therefore they should not get healthcare paid for by taxpayers. That thinking is not consistent with our American values.

The Unnecessarily High Cost Of Inmate Calling Charges Is An Injustice

Cory Booker | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Cory Booker

The opportunity and ability to turn one's life around is a fundamental principle of justice and of the American Dream. Unfortunately, it seems this principle of American values has gone missing from our broken justice system. Fixing the way inmates interact with the outside world is an important step in restoring it.

Philadelphia Inmates Are Building A Chair For Pope Francis' Visit

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.12.2017 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis will have a nice place to sit when he meets with Philadelphia prisoners next month. Inmates in the city's correctiona...

Five Bottom Line Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Ex-Felons

Mike Green | Posted 08.21.2016 | Business
Mike Green

There is no city in the nation that's growing faster than the population of 70 million Americans with criminal records. As one of them, former real estate developer R.L. Pelshaw is determined to turn this costly societal burden into an opportunity.

Inmates Indexing Genealogy Records

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Megan Smolenyak

For me, one of the most important days of my life was when I held my first newborn daughter in my arms. I was just so happy. I could not even begin to imagine what it would be like watching her traded for a handful of garden tools.

Jason Cherkis

Report Provides Even More Evidence Of The Misuse Of Solitary Confinement | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report released this week by the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan nonprofit based in New York, provides yet more evidence of t...

The Big Problem With The Term 'Mass Incarceration'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.02.2015 | Black Voices

Hillary Clinton made headlines for her frank speech about mass incarceration on Wednesday, but did her lofty words completely bypass the real issue at...

Prison Program Helps Keep Inmates From Reoffending By Equipping Them With Business Skills

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.11.2015 | Good News

A prison program is providing inmates with a business education that will help them get a fresh start. Some inmates at the Cleveland Correctional ...

Incarceration and Communication: Why Meaningful Social Relationships Matter

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Cosmin Gheorghe

What is the impact on American cultural and social relationships when we, as a nation, allow corporations to profit from incarcerating more and more of our very own citizens?

For-Profit Prison Bankers Prey On Inmates' Families With Exorbitant Fees

Posted 10.03.2014 | Business

By Daniel Wagner, The Center for Public Integrity Editor's note: This is the first in a two-part series examining how financial companies...

The 5 Best Items to Send to Your Loved One in Prison

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

While many items are prohibited in American jails and prisons, some are still allowed. And it is these items that can make a stay in the slammer that much more bearable and less toxic.

Society's Indifference to Prison Rape Has to End

Jelani Hayes | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime
Jelani Hayes

Sexual violence should not occur in any space, yet its appearance in correctional facilities is especially troubling -- prisons and jails are, in theory, controlled environments.

Sebastian Murdock

Inside Rikers Island, Rock N' Roll Reigns | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

There's only one road into Rikers Island. It takes visitors over a mile-long bridge, and standing before it, Officer Blackwell lists everything that c...

Killing Them Softly

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Tihomir Kukolja

We should ask if there are ways by which we ought to replace the avenging means of justice with those that are redemptive and restorative.

You Won't Believe What These Inmates Requested For Last Meals

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.30.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If you had one day left to live, what would you want your very last meal to be?

Former Inmates School Congress On Solitary Confinement

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels had quite the embarrassing moment Feb. 25 when he couldn't give the Senate Judiciary Committee the ...

Arpaio Puts Inmates On Bread And Water For Desecrating U.S. Flag

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

(Adds quote from ACLU spokesman) By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Dozens of inmates in Arizona jails run b...