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Don’t Protect Torture to Preserve Jobs at Tamms Supermax

Kate Johnston | Posted 10.20.2012 | Crime
Kate Johnston

Our justice system should not rely on solitary confinement for safety -- it is cruel, ineffective, and expensive to continue defending the supermax model.

Inmate Who Escaped From Prison Pleads Insanity

AP | Posted 10.27.2011 | Denver

STERLING, Colo. (Associated Press) — An inmate who escaped from a maximum-security Colorado prison has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to k...

Voices From the Inside: Prison News Is Back

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shirin Sadeghi

2010-12-02-quentin.tiffPrisoners make of life behind bars what they can. While for many of them the outside is no longer theirs to experience, there are ways for them to connect to it -- ways like the San Quentin News.

Pat Quin, Dick Durbin Try To Build Support For Gitmo Inmates' Relocation To Thomson Prison In Illinois

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Sunday tried to build support and counter criticism of a proposal to sell a prison in rura...