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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.

USSC Unanimously Votes for Drug Reduction Retroactivity: Thousands of Federal Prisoners to Be Released Early

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 07.23.2014 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

Last week, in a historic victory for nearly 46,000 federal drug offenders, the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) voted unanimously to apply recent amendments to the federal drug sentencing guidelines retroactively to all eligible offenders.

Time to Bring an End to Torture in Our Jails

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 05.05.2014 | Crime
Rev. Ron Stief

What the senators now know is that long-term solitary confinement is torture and therefore immoral, antithetical to rehabilitation, fiscally wasteful, endangers institutional and community safety, and must be brought to an end.

Dying Ex-Lawyer Convicted In Terror Case Released From Prison

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case but released early from prison has arrived in New York City. Lynne...

Chris Kirkham

Border Crossers Land In Private Prisons, Sparking Riots Over Conditions

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

This spring, a group of inmates at a privately operated federal prison in Mississippi -- most of them undocumented immigrants from Mexico -- rose up a...

Prison Riot Leaves Guard Dead, 8 Hurt

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.20.2012 | Crime

BRANDON, Miss. -- A guard was killed and, at one point, hostages were taken during a riot at a Mississippi prison that holds undocumented immigrants, ...

Immigration Detention: The Golden Goose for Private Prisons

Amnesty International | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

Imprisoning immigrants should not be a golden goose for private corporations,

NYPD To Investigate Lead In '94 Tupac Shooting

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur outside a reco...

Enron Mastermind Moved Out Of Prison

AP | JUAN A. LOZANO | Posted 07.18.2011 | Business

HOUSTON — Andrew Fastow, the mastermind behind financial schemes that doomed Enron Corp., returned to Houston this week to serve the remainder o...

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...