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On Nov. 9, Arkansas Is Planning To Execute A Severely Mentally Ill Man
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Jack Greene is guilty of two horrific murders. Jack Greene is also very sick. On Nov. 9, barring a stay, Jack Greene will
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Arkansas Inmates End Prison Takeover; Guards OK
The inmates began the three-hour standoff after snatching keys from a correctional officer.
These Inmates Broke Out Of Jail And Filmed The Whole Thing
Three men escaped from a California jail and caught it all on tape with a contraband cell phone.
Georgia Sheriff Rewards Inmates Who Saved Guard's Life With Slashed Sentences (UPDATE)
“If he didn’t have any help, I don’t know what would have happened to him."
Georgia Manhunt Underway For Escaped Inmates Who Allegedly Killed 2 Guards
The inmates disarmed and fatally shot two officers, police said.
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Aaron Hernandez's Death Highlights A Serious Problem
Ryan J. Reilly
The latest available federal data showed that prison suicides were on the rise in 2014.
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Prisons And Jails Are Forcing Inmates To Pay A Small Fortune Just To See A Doctor
The fees are designed to discourage inmates from seeking care, which could have dangerous consequences.
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These Are The 7 Men Scheduled To Be Executed In Arkansas This Month
An in-depth look at the inmates the state is rushing to put to death.
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A Man Accidentally Shot Himself And Blamed An Imaginary Black Man
He was later arrested for filing a false report.
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Delaware Prison Officer Dead After Inmates Hold Staff Hostage
The uprising began midday on Wednesday and lasted overnight.
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Hostages Taken At Men's Prison In Delaware, One Released
All five hostages were state Department of Correction employees, and the one who was released was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Sgt. Richard Bratz, a spokesman for Delaware State Police.
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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.
How Mindfulness Can Change Prisons
The 430,000 Correctional Officers responsible for America's 2.3 million prison inmates face high rates of stress, health problems, PTSD, depression, and suicide. The Oregon Department of Corrections is using mindfulness to change that.
80 Charged In Maryland Prison Rackets
Author and Prisoners' Rights Advocate
It's an explosive story that reads like it came straight out of the script of one of the hottest prison-centered TV shows.
NYC Official Says Rape is Inevitable at Rikers Island: If true, we cannot send anyone there
Social Worker in Brooklyn
As New Yorkers we must insist that our Government do better. If indeed the City is powerless to prevent its own employees from perpetrating sexual violence on some of the most marginalized people in our communities, than the City simply cannot take people into custody.
Georgia Executes Man For Killing His Mother's Friend
By Kate Brumback, AP
Brian Keith Terrell, 47, was put to death for the June 1992 killing of John Watson.
We Have No Idea Which Prison Programs Are Reducing Recidivism in America
The implication is that in America our prison systems have no idea which programs work and which programs don't. This should concern you. If we don't measure our prison programs to determine if they reduce recidivism, how can we make claims that they work?
Don't Blame Family Ties for Violence at Rikers Island
Brooklyn Defender Services
Public Defense office serving approximately 35,000 people in B...
New York City is poised to push through new rules restricting visitors and packages to city jails that are likely to have significant negative consequences both inside the jails and for the families they will impact.
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