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Doing Well By Doing Good: An Interview with Nick Sandow, Joe Caputo from Orange Is the New Black, on Exposing the Injustices of the U.S. Prison System
Engaged Philanthropist and Serial Entrepreneur. CEO & Founder ...
Finally, do you think that by doing good, you're more successful? Definitely. I think most importantly, the show addresses
Why Did Michael Moore Invade Those Countries?
And why do we no longer have tuition-free public colleges? It perhaps began when Ronald Reagan was elected Governor of California
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America's Horrifying Mass-Incarceration System, In 1 Chart
To shrink the prison population, we'll need to think a lot bigger than nonviolent drug offenders.
Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Yes, One Book Can Change Your Life, Even In Prison
A book of black poetry slides under a cell door in solitary confinement. And it changes everything.
Mass Incarceration's Impact on Black and Latino Women and Children
Dr.Herron Keyon Gaston
Pastor, Author, Social Critic, Public Intellectual & Ivy Leagu...
As Americans, we know the overwhelming impact incarceration has on our children and our communities. No longer can we afford to sit idle on the sidelines with bated breath and watch our communities deteriorate. Instead, we must place stronger demands on our government.
These Programs Are Helping Fix A Broken U.S. Prison System
State officials credit Ohio’s relatively low recidivism on community programs, like the Horizon Prison Initiative, that provide
$75 Million Pledge To Help Reduce Number Of Nonviolent, Poor, Mentally Ill In Jail
By Associated Press, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- In an effort to reduce the number of people locked up in local jails around the U.S., the John D. and Catherine
Prison Program Helps Keep Inmates From Reoffending By Equipping Them With Business Skills
The program's participants can attest to its impact. "I used to be complacent," Christopher Holbert, a PEP participant told
Some States Are Closing Prisons And Turning Them Into Homeless Shelters, Reentry Centers
"We tried to get rid of all the elements that reminded people it was a former prison as quickly as we could," Jon DeCarmine
States Lead - Will the Feds Follow?
Associate Research Scholar in Law, Senior Liman Fellow in Resi...
In the criminal justice reform arena, states have taken the lead. From rolling back harsh mandatory minimum sentences to decreasing their prisons' populations states are taking steps to be smart on crime.
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The 14 Most F#$%ed Up Things About America's Obsession With Putting People Behind Bars
You may know the U.S. puts more of its citizens behind bars than any other country, but that's just the start.
This Vet Is Helping Inmates Stay Connected With Their Families After Being Behind Bars Himself
Hutson told the Tampa Bay Times that when an inmate is locked up, it costs about $70 a month to use 300 phone minutes. Along
Documentary Shows The Harsh Reality Of Solitary Confinement
In the year that followed, Edge spent several months filming in the segregation unit of Maine's state prison. "Solitary Nation
Ending Our Incarceration Nation
New York Times Best-Selling author, entrepreneur and formerly ...
Beyond jobs, food and our vets, few things keep me up more than the disastrous functionality of our prison system. It is, after all, no secret that the U.S. houses 25 percent of the world's inmates, while representing a mere 5 percent of the world's population.
Privatized Prisons: A Human Marketplace
IN THEORY, PRIVATELY RUN PRISONS are simply another municipal resource that for-profit management companies like the Corrections
Behind Bars For Being Poor
The teenager opened her neighbor's unlocked car, grabbed the iPhone off the armrest and ran home, a few doors away in her
Solitary Confinement: Time to End State-Sponsored Insanity
Sheila R. Rule
Co-Founder, Think Outside the Cell Foundation
Like most people in prison, most people in solitary will eventually return to our communities, to our neighborhoods. How we treat them while they are inside will go some way in determining the lives they live among us when they come home.
499.SUMMIT Reimagines U.S. Prisons (PHOTOS)
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U.S. Incarceration Rate Is a National Disgrace
Nake M. Kamrany
Ryan J. Boyd
U.S. jails are overcrowded. By reallocating budgets to improving living conditions and education, crime rates will fall -- so will the stigma of U.S. incarceration and prosperity will rise.
Why We Can't Incarcerate Our Way Out of Crisis
Co-Founder and CEO of BridgeEdu and Executive Producer of PBS/...
Innovative programs such as the Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS) have long proven that departing from the large, prison-like correctional institutions in favor of smaller, regionally dispersed facilities is quantifiably and qualitatively more effective.
THE WORLD POST
Albert Woodfox, Herman Wallace Given "Cruel And Inhumane" Prison Sentences: Amnesty International (POLL)
In 1913, solitary confinement was ruled in the US as ineffective and cruel and was abandoned by the Eastern State Penitentiary
California Prisons Will Still Churn Out Failure
Podcaster / Speaker / Prison Consultant
Prisoners who have worked toward earning meaningful academic credentials, built strong networks of support with law-abiding citizens, and demonstrated their commitment to leading law-abiding lives should expect resistance rather than encouragement.
Congress Passes Historic Legislation to Reduce Crack/Powder Cocaine Sentencing Disparity
Deputy Director of National Affairs, Drug Policy Alliance
Congress finally addresses a double standard that has caused myriad problems, including perpetuating racial disparities, wasting taxpayer money, and targeting low-level offenders instead of dangerous criminals.
The Devastating Consequences of Prosecutorial Misconduct
President, The Justice Project
Tim Masters was fifteen years old at the time of his alleged crime, and was not convicted until 12 years later. He languished in prison for almost ten years, and spent half his life trying to prove his innocence.
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