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Prison Inmates

'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...

'Deliberate Indifference' May Impose Liability

Brad Reid | Posted 06.30.2012 | Crime
Brad Reid

On Monday, April 30 the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a Ninth Circuit decision that allowed an inmate to sue the Los Angeles County Sheriff for injuries received while confined.

The Hidden Costs of Elderly Inmates

Tina Maschi | Posted 05.22.2012 | Crime
Tina Maschi

When looking beyond the mugshot to the bigger picture, mounting evidence suggests that older adult offenders are also the victims of abuse and neglect vis a vis our prison system. The time to take action is now, both for our societal mores and our collective pocketbook.

Study Reveals Hopeful News For California Prisons

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.09.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A sharp reduction in prison crowding is giving officials in the nation's largest state prison system breathing space to ret...

What Is a Typical Inmate Day Like in San Quentin? What's the Schedule?

Quora | Posted 05.02.2012 | Crime
Quora

Although San Quentin State Prison is known for its notorious past, currently it happens to be the most stable and consistent of all the prisons. Here is a typical day for me.

David Lohr

Ex-Convict At Pennsylvania's Bedsore Prison Wins Medical Care Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.24.2012 | Crime

ALBION, Pa. -- A jury has awarded a former inmate at the Pennsylvania state prison here $312,000 for negligent care based on a broken ankle and subseq...

Drowned Inmate's Family Sues Puerto Rico Officials

AP | Posted 02.15.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The family of one of eight inmates who drowned last year in Puerto Rico while shackled inside a state van caught in flood wat...

South Carolina Shows How Far We Have to Go

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 03.18.2012 | Business
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The next time you attend a graduation, remember that the gowns worn by the graduates are likely to have been made by South Carolina prison labor.

John Rudolf

Study: Prison Visits Make Inmates Less Likely To Commit Crimes After Release

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.07.2011 | Crime

Just a single visit from a family member or a friend can make a big difference in whether or not a prisoner ends up back behind bars after their relea...

Georgia County Mulling Putting Inmates To Work As Fire Fighters

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

States and localities across the country are looking for ways to cut costs amid budget shortfalls, and one county is taking an approach that many resi...

Reducing Recidivism: The Challenge of Successful Prisoner Re-Entry

Paul Heroux | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Programs won't ever reduce recidivism to zero, but if we can reduce it and improve the lives of offenders and potential victims, we must.