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Inmates Fighting California Fires
Exploitation or rehabilitation? As the California wildfires continue to burn, non-violent prisoners have volunteered to fight the blaze for one dollar an hour. But it’s a controversial program.
Trump's FCC Chair Backed Off Obama-Era Rule On Inmate Calls That Hurt An Ex-Client
An inmate advocacy group publicized Ajit Pai's prior work this week.
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How A Non-Traditional Practice Helps Prison Guards Cope With High-Stress Work
Oregon's Dept. of Corrections uses mindfulness to help combat high rates of PTSD, depression and suicide among officers.
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Inmates Who Trained Troubled Dogs Reunite With Pups They Saved
“[The handlers] love to see that the dogs they trained are being successful in their families.”
Redefining Gender: This Week In Daily Giving
Founder and President, The Pollination Project
A Haunting Look At The Inmates Who Grow Old In Prison
Spending time among aging prisoners and listening to their stories, a photographer seeks to break down barriers to seeing their humanity.
PHOTOGRAPH BY JESSICA EARNSHAW
Watch Shackled Inmates Break Out Of Their Cell To Save Unconscious Jailer
"It never crossed my mind not to help, whether he's got a gun or a badge."
Food Truck Drives Social Change By Giving Jobs To Former Inmates
Giving them the green light.
Inmates Get Free Tattoo Removal In Exchange For Committing To Positive Change
"I have never seen a group of people so grateful to have a procedure that's considered so painful."
Courtesy of LASD Inmate Services Bureau
Human Rights Watch Chastises Louisiana For Endangering HIV-Positive Inmates
The group denounces the lack of HIV testing and treatment inside parish jails.
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1 Of 3 Orange County Fugitives Captured As Manhunt Continues
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police captured one of three fugitive inmates on Friday after they escaped a week ago from a California
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Should We Discharge Terminally Ill Inmates?
State Representative, Massachusetts
Some people may quickly say that inmates are in prison for punishment and therefore they should not get healthcare paid for by taxpayers. That thinking is not consistent with our American values.
Philadelphia Inmates Are Building A Chair For Pope Francis' Visit
Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with about 100 prisoners and their relatives on Sept. 27.
Mark Makela / Reuters
Inmates Indexing Genealogy Records
Genealogy Expert, Author of "Hey, America, Your Roots Are Show...
For me, one of the most important days of my life was when I held my first newborn daughter in my arms. I was just so happy. I could not even begin to imagine what it would be like watching her traded for a handful of garden tools.
Report Provides Even More Evidence Of The Misuse Of Solitary Confinement
The Big Problem With The Term 'Mass Incarceration'
Prison Program Helps Keep Inmates From Reoffending By Equipping Them With Business Skills
Incarceration and Communication: Why Meaningful Social Relationships Matter
Culture Influencer: are you aware of the way Culture, Technolo...
What is the impact on American cultural and social relationships when we, as a nation, allow corporations to profit from incarcerating more and more of our very own citizens?
For-Profit Prison Bankers Prey On Inmates' Families With Exorbitant Fees
The 5 Best Items to Send to Your Loved One in Prison
Author, Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Survi...
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.
Society's Indifference to Prison Rape Has to End
media intern, Drug Policy Alliance
Sexual violence should not occur in any space, yet its appearance in correctional facilities is especially troubling -- prisons and jails are, in theory, controlled environments.
Inside Rikers Island, Rock N' Roll Reigns
Killing Them Softly
Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation, Executive Director; R...
We should ask if there are ways by which we ought to replace the avenging means of justice with those that are redemptive and restorative.
You Won't Believe What These Inmates Requested For Last Meals
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If you had one day left to live, what would you want your very last meal to be?
Former Inmates School Congress On Solitary Confinement
Arpaio Puts Inmates On Bread And Water For Desecrating U.S. Flag
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