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Prison Inmates

Pope Francis Condemns Practice Of Torturing Suspects In Secret Foreign Prisons

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.25.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis is speaking up for some of the most outcast members of society -- the prisoners. The pontiff condemned the practice of extraordinary r...

Christopher Mathias

Rikers Island Inmate Says He Was Beaten And Sodomized By Guard

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- In the latest horror story to emerge from New York’s largest jail, an inmate claims a guard tied him to a hospital bed before beating an...

Who Rescued Whom? Shelter Dogs and Prison Inmates Give Each Other a New 'Leash' on Life

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Five dogs. 12 weeks. Increased compassion. Better sleep. More patience. Peace of mind. Improved relationships. Smiles. Opened hearts. Expressed emotions. More unconditional love. At a maximum security prison. And the dogs didn't charge for their services.

Criminal U: America's Most Successful Institution Educating the Poor

Mike Green | Posted 09.07.2014 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Solutions. Change. Hope. These are the words that Bolsinger, a recovering alcoholic, focuses on daily. He saw the flood of the school-to-prison pipeline first-hand. He also saw the raw talent and skills in the men who wore matching clothes with "inmate" stamped across their chest.

Prison Labor and Goat Dairies: A Response

culture magazine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
culture magazine

These men and women are serving time, and it behooves them -- and us -- to give them the means to spend that time productively, both physically and mentally. If it benefits yuppies shopping at Whole Foods or bamboo fishing-rod aficionados on the side, does it matter?

Texas Prison Inmates Dying From Summer Heat as Cell Temperatures Exceed 100 Degrees

Ariel Dulitzky | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Ariel Dulitzky

Texas prison inmates spend much of their time locked in enclosed concrete and metal structures, where temperatures often exceed 100 degrees during the summer months.

Ex-Inmate's Court Fees Surged 1,000% While He Was In Prison. Now He Struggles To Buy Food

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact

If you've ever wondered if the American legal system favors the wealthy, look no further than Ardell Shaw. When he was convicted of three drug cha...

This Vet Is Helping Inmates Stay Connected With Their Families After Being Behind Bars Himself

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact

You could call Frederick Hutson an overachiever. After graduating from high school, Huston served honorably as a F-16 Avionics Electrician in the ...

Another Inmate Starves to Death

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

In theory, U.S. law protects even prisoners. A combination of a "get-tough" attitude coupled with ignorance of medical issues can result in tragedy, in which the prisoner has no redress.

You Won't Believe What These Inmates Requested For Last Meals

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.30.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If you had one day left to live, what would you want your very last meal to be?

'Doing Time' Takes On A Whole New Meaning With These Clocks

Posted 11.06.2013 | HuffPost Home

It used to be that prison inmates had just one choice when it came to channeling their creative energy -- making license plates. But at Rebibbia priso...

U.S. Prisons Have A Big Problem You're Not Worrying Enough About

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business

The big problem? Prison health care spending is rising fast with few signs of slowdown, according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts. ...

Astoria Characters: The Super Sister

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.15.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Sister Tesa, the founder and executive director of Hour Children, has good reason to be concerned. The people in the photos are the mothers and children her nonprofit helps get back on their feet when the women get of jail.

Ariel Castro's 1,000 Year Sentence Isn't the Longest Sentence on Record

Adam Banner | Posted 11.14.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

Life without parole plus 1,000 years. That is certainly making a statement. However, it is far from the longest sentence ever meted out to a criminal convicted of an especially heinous crime.

Is Prisoner Education the Key to Reducing Crime Rates?

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 11.13.2013 | Crime
Kiernan Hopkins

While we now have proof that correctional education programs benefit society and decrease crime rates, the optimal correctional education program is unknown.

Saki Knafo

One Way To Ease Overcrowding In California Prisons

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

If California releases more elderly prisoners, the state might be able to comply with a federal court order to ease overcrowding in its prisons, priso...

Actress Dascha Polanco Tells Us About Life Before and After Netflix's Orange Is the New Black

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.14.2013 | TV
Ilana Rapp

It's not easy being in prison. But it could be fun if you're an actress in Netflix's new original series, Orange is the New Black!

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Xavier McElrath-Bey | Posted 08.21.2013 | Crime
Xavier McElrath-Bey

My life course is a testament of the human potential for positive change, and I am in no way an exception. I personally know many individuals who have gone through similar experiences and are now living positive and productive lives.

California Voters Decide to Keep Death Penalty That's Rarely Used

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.07.2013 | Crime
Steve Siebold

This debate will go on, but the delusional thinking in the death penalty equation is based on the logic of deterring vicious criminals from killing people. It's not. As I've stated, proponents would love to make this claim but they can't. There are simply too many variables involved to support it.

Finally, the Truth About Voter Fraud

Mark Olmsted | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

I realize that sharing the success of this grand scheme on the Huffington Post might expose me to scorn from the left, but I've been so inspired by Paul Ryan's steely blue eyes, that I've found the courage to come clean.

Katherine Bindley

Inside The Extreme Isolation Cells Of New York Prisons: NYCLU's Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.04.2012 | New York

For 23 hours a day over the course of four months, a 21-year-old inmate at Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, N.Y., shared an isolation cell the...

Why Yoga for Women Prisoners?

Rob Schware | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Kath Meadows, who started practicing yoga in 2000 to take the edge off life as a full-time homeschooling mother. It gave her a place to be that supported, nurtured, strengthened, and challenged her.

Female Inmates: Unique Challenges and Needs

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.27.2012 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Bogus and false arrests happen. Most people are quick to judge until someone they know and care about screws up and is on the wrong side of the law. When that happens, you'll want that person to receive fair treatment, and for fair justice to run its course, even if the person is guilty.

How Would You Design a Prison According to UX / User Experience Principles?

Quora | Posted 07.30.2012 | Crime
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Eric "Phil" Phillips, Inmate at San Quentin If I were designing a prison, I would eliminate double ...

Budget Woes Leave County With 'No Other Alternative' But To Release Inmates

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Dozens of inmates ran whooping from a small town jail into the sunshine Wednesday after a cash-strapped county in Oregon's timber...