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Prison Violence

Lawrence Phillips' Suspected Suicide: Solitary Confinement Is Sometimes Underused

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

The number of suicides in solitary confinement recently increased by one with the passing of former NFL star and college football champion Lawrence Ph...

The Dirt Wars: An Intimate Look at Convict Culture in American Prisons

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 10.12.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

American prisons foster a culture of violence, hatred, bigotry and dominance. They take the criminally inclined, and not so inclined, and turn them into hardened convicts who, after a period of years, become dangerous men.

Carolyn Gregoire

This 80-Year-Old Is Spreading Kindness And Hope In The Most Unlikely Place

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact

SuEllen Fried, 80, is a far cry from your typical grandmother of seven. Every week, she visits prisons in Kansas, where she meets with inmates who ran...

Baca's Strike Force

Peter Eliasberg | Posted 12.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Peter Eliasberg

The announcement this week by Sheriff Lee Baca that he agrees with and intends to implement all of the recommendations laid out in a new report by the Citizen's Commission on Jail Violence is welcome news.

Why Aren't We Scaling Back?

| Posted 09.13.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Michael Montgomery State corrections officials are moving forward with a plan for handl...

John Rudolf

'Mass Chaos' Seen In Georgia Prisons As Brutality Probe Deepens

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 08.22.2012 | Crime

The investigator was soft-spoken, but relentless. "Look at me and tell me that you were not in that gymnasium," said Trebor Randle, a Georgia Burea...

Left and Right Join to Fight Prison Rape

Pat Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat Nolan

It is a scandal that people housed in the custody of the government are not safe from sexual attack. No matter how terrible the crime, the sentence should not include being raped.

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.