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

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 08.08.2014 | 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.

Growing Up In Prison: What I've Learned During My Eight Years of Incarceration

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 07.30.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

While the American public could probably care less about me as a person -- I'm branded a criminal, a felon, after all, and this will never change -- they should care about what our nation's prison systems do to those incarcerated within.

Private Prisons: The Case for Divestment

Rashad Robinson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Rashad Robinson

Our criminal justice system is not a business, and people who are incarcerated should not be treated as assets on a corporate ledger.

Yoga in Correctional Facilities: It's All About the Love

Rob Schware | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Anneke Lucas, who in 2010 started teaching yoga and meditation at Bayview Women's Correctional Facility in Chelsea, N.Y., in...

It Makes Economic Sense To Stop Prisoners From Getting Raped: DoJ

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.15.2012 | Business

In terms of dollars and cents, it makes sense to try and prevent prison rape. That's the conclusion of a recent report from the Department of Justi...

Toward an Industry of Peace

Elena Quintana | Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago
Elena Quintana

When I was growing up I learned that, although not perfect, the United States had the "best justice system in the world." That bill of goods can not even be faintly passed off with a straight face to today's schoolchildren.

How A California Prison Became The Tear Gas Capital Of America

Luke Whyte | Posted 06.10.2011 | Impact
Luke Whyte

"Gas 'em 'till they puke" became the unofficial officers' motto back then -- so much so that, "You can still see it written on license plate frames in the parking lot."

What It's Like To Spend 12 Years In A California Women's Prison

Luke Whyte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Luke Whyte

Punishment is an important part of the process, like the tilling of a soil where only the inmate themselves can plant new seeds. But, if they're to grow, it takes a network of support that barely exists.

Manhunt In Maryland: Inmate Pretends To Be Cellmate, Walks Out Of Baltimore Prison

AP | BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BALTIMORE — A man serving three life terms conned his way out of a Baltimore prison with help from his cellmate, an extraordinary escape that ra...