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The National Prison Strike Is Over. Now Is The Time Prisoners Are Most In Danger
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By Heather Ann Thompson, University of Michigan/The Conversation Over the last few weeks men and women across the United
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This Disease Is A Top Killer And Now States Must Pay For Its Costly Treatment
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Hepatitis C kills far more Americans than any other infectious disease.
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Artist Puts Prison Bars Over Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star
"There have been calls to jail Trump since the day he was elected, and today he was certainly put behind bars."
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Florida Prisoner Brutally Killed And Mutilated By Fellow Inmate, Officials Say
An inmate at a facility near Jacksonville had his eyes gouged out and an ear removed.
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You've Served Your Time. Now Here's Your Bill.
Even inmates who work in prison are made, upon release, to pay for their own incarceration.
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Congress Is Oblivious To The Prison Strike
Officials in several states have confirmed prison protests, but lawmakers aren't paying attention.
Prisoners Strike Against ‘Modern Slavery’
Across the country, incarcerated men and women are preparing to go on strike to demand better wages for the jobs they work while in prison. Some states allow workers to get paid as little as four cents per hour.
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Prisoners Stage Nationwide Protest Against 'Modern Day Slavery'
They want better conditions, minimum wage payment for prison labor, sentencing reform and more rehabilitation services.
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Larry Nassar Moved From Prison After Alleged Assault
By Jon Herskovitz, Reuters
The former USA Gymnastics team doctor was reportedly assaulted after he was moved into general population in prison.
David Clarke's Deputy Scorched For Jail Deaths In Wisconsin Sheriff Primary
The buck stopped with Richard Schmidt while Clarke was out campaigning for Donald Trump, critics say.
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Voters Oust Michael Brown Prosecutor
In the Democratic primary for St, Louis County prosecutor, incumbent Robert McCulloch lost to Wesley Bell.
Inmates Are Getting Registered To Vote In One Of The Country’s Biggest Jails
A group in Chicago is working to extend the franchise to people detained in jail, many of whom have no idea they can vote.
Ex-Con Freed By New York Judge Is Suspect In Homicidal Crime Spree
Danueal Drayton, who was allowed to walk out of jail earlier this month, has reportedly confessed to killing as many as seven people.
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Inadequate Prison Policies Put Former Inmates At Greater Risk Of Opioid Death
Two-thirds of prisoners have a problem with opioids, but incarceration isn't set up to get people the treatment they need.
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3 Years Later, The Federal Government Still Hasn’t Counted Sandra Bland’s Death
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Justice Department data on American jail deaths is getting even more useless.
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'Orange Is The New Black' Season 6 Takes It To The Max
Piper, Taystee, Red and the other ladies of Litchfield are about to get a whole bunch of new "friends."
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Trump's Indefinite Family Detention Is Cruel -- Just Ask Japanese Americans
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Many Japanese Americans, including members of my family, have worked to preserve the lessons of U.S. concentration camps.
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As Health Conditions Worsen At Prison Holding 1,000 Detainees, Staff Fears A Riot
Despite workers' alerts about the unsafe conditions at Victorville, little has been improved and infectious disease is rapidly spreading.
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French Gangster On The Run After Escaping Prison On A Helicopter
Redoine Faid, who was serving time for armed robbery and murder, previously escaped in 2013 using dynamite.
Keeping Kids In Detention With Their Parents Is A Recipe For Abuse. Just Ask Australia.
The country’s human rights organizations are warning Americans not to make the same “horrible mistakes.”
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Trump’s Family Detention Policy Will Cost Billions Of Dollars That ICE Doesn’t Have
Trump’s executive order is as much of a pipe dream as his border wall -- unless Congress wants to pay for it.
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America Can't Incarcerate Away Our Mental Health Crisis
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We have 10 times as many seriously mentally ill people in our jails and prisons as in our state hospitals.
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Jeff Sessions Says It's 'Painful' Hearing Christians Condemn His Family Separation Policy
"I have critics from a lot of different areas," says the attorney general. You don't say!
Why This Man Crusades For Mental Health After Nearly 30 Years In Prison
"Society is not taking this issue seriously," Thad Tatum says of the mental health needs of formerly incarcerated people.
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Muslim Inmates Must Receive Nighttime Ramadan Meals, Washington Judge Rules
The inmates claim they've lost an average of more than 20 pounds each during Ramadan because of the prison's policies.
Watch The Emotional Moment Alice Johnson Walks Free After 21 Years Behind Bars
Alice Marie Johnson was released from Aliceville Correctional Facility after President Donald Trump commuted her life sentence. The president had recently met with Kim Kardashian, who advocated on Johnson’s behalf in the Oval Office.
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