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Sentenced to Prison, NOT to Sexual Abuse

Jakada Imani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jakada Imani

Last week, a jury in Rancho Cucamonga condemned sexual abuse for children in prison as wrong and unjustifiable. The jury unanimously decided that the ...

Prison Charities That Give Back: From Convict To Contribution

TakePart | Ben Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At prisons across the country, innovative programs help inmates build some karma to offset the crime that landed them in jail. Often small, usually w...

Colorado Prison Riot: Inmates Control A Portion Of Facility

9News | Dan Boniface | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

HUDSON - Authorities say a group of inmates rioted overnight at a private correctional facility, overtaking a portion of the prison. Katherine Sang...

Prison Brawl At Rikers: 12 Guards And 20 Inmates Hurt | JAMIE SCHRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rikers guards and inmates last night rumbled in a wild brawl triggered by some prisoners' refusal to go back in their cells. Corrections Department s...

Tennis Is Serious In San Quentin Prison | Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

About 20 inmates--lifers and 'three strikers'--play for the Inside Tennis Team, created by recreation director Don DeNevi, 72. Competition comes from ...

Prison Inmates Raise $11K For Haiti Relief

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Fundraising events at Indiana state prisons have raised more than $11,000 to aid relief for Haiti. Prisoners held a bake sale and a silent auction as ...

Inmates Use Freedom Of Information Laws To Get Info On Prison Guards

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Fire Department Abandons Plan to House Inmate Firefighters At Malibu Station

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los County Angeles Fire Department has scrapped a plan to use a fire station in Malibu as a temporary location to house inmate firefighters displa...

Are There Good Men in Sing Sing?

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Matlack

I am here at Sing Sing to to bring The Good Men Project, the anthology I've edited, inside the prison -- physically and in spirit.

Cash-Strapped States Revise Laws To Set Inmates Free

Los Angeles Times | Nicholas Riccardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After decades of pursuing lock-'em-up policies, states are scrambling to reduce their prison populations in the face of tight budgets, making fundamen...

The Devil They Know: Biography of an American Inmate

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

A system which punishes the poor for reacting unexceptionally to their poverty has created a criminal class which views prison as a sort of career.

Closing GITMO: Is This the Department of Justice's Detention Model?

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

The government is already imprisoning, in the U.S., American citizens awaiting trial on terror-related charges, under what their supporters describe as draconian conditions.

Prisoners Prohibited From Having Pen Pal Ads

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

MIAMI — In her online profile, Paula Jones says she is 42, "nonjudgmental" and likes fishing, gardening and cuddling. There's a catch, though. J...

Cash-Strapped States Cut Prison Sentences To Save | Keith B. Richburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK Cash-strapped states are increasingly turning to alternative sentencing methods and to streamlined probation and parole as a way to keep low-...

What If Released Inmates Stopped Committing Crimes?: Prison Reform That's Already Working -- Like Nothing You've Seen Before

Pamela Gerloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Gerloff

Let's start changing our lock-up facilities into places that actually cause inmates to change their behavior -- so that when they leave them they never go back.

President Obama Must Free Leonard Peltier

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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.

Criminal Justice: One Of The Enormous Non-Issues Of Presidential Politics

James Freedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James Freedman

A candidate like Obama -- who says "thoughtful things" and actually speaks in "paragraphs" as opposed to soundbites -- might be willing to address the topic. But don't hold your breath.

Prison Inmates Play Major Role In Fighting Wildfires

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

They've stolen cars, used drugs and forged checks. When California is burning, they fight fires. About a quarter of the 14,000 firefighters defending...