Melissa has been a freelance writer for 10 years. In that time, she has covered a plethora of topics. Her focus, though, tends to remain on addiction, natural health, health and nutrition, fitness, the paranormal, finances and more. In addition to her personal blogs, she is also a published author and editor of a rehab placement website.

Prison Suicides & Deaths

Bexar County Medical Examiner Identifies Man Found Dead on Monday

The Bexar County Medical Examiner has identified the man found dead on Monday as 53-year-old Terry Fox.  According to authorities, Terry Fox was in jail for criminal trespass. He had been arrested on October. 5 of this year. While the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating his death, they have initially said that it looks […]

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Prison Suicides & Deaths

Inmate Convicted of Killing South Dakota Trooper Found Dead – Accidental Asphyxiation Likely Cause

In the Sioux Falls, South Dakota correctional system, an investigation is being conducted to confirm accidental asphyxiation is indeed the cause of death for inmate Wade Aikins, 54, was found Saturday morning in his cell at the South Dakota State Penitentiary. He was unresponsive. A short statement issued by South Dakota State News stated that […]

Community Programs for Prisoners

Texas Inmates Pool Commissary Money To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

In a dramatic show of compassion, Texas inmates have pooled their commissary money to donate over $53 thousand toward relief for the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey. When Harvey swept through Texas, it left behind $200 billion in damage. The Category 4 hurricane affected thousands, leaving them homeless and without essential resources. According to […]

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Prison Visits & Issues

Inmates in Denver Jails See Their Family Only Through Video Calls

Prisoners in Denver’s detention centers haven’t been able to have in person visits with friends and loved ones since 2005. In fact, there isn’t even a plexiglass barrier. The visitation is different here, and inmates and loved ones, even children, have to sit at video terminals in the jail lobby and jail housing area. Nicholas […]

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Prison Visits & Issues

Morgan County Jail to Build Second Visitation Room

In an attempt to help cut waiting times for inmate visits, the Morgan County Jail officials have decided to add another visitation room. The hope is that more people will be able to visit their loved ones when the second viditation room is completed. The new room was started last week and will be located […]

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Prison Tours

Wyoming Frontier Prison Gears Up for October

The Wyoming Frontier Prison has officially kicked off the scariest month of the year with Haunted Halloween tours and a spooky twist to all of their walking tours. Those brave visitors will enjoy the spooky Halloween tours that this historical prison features. For three nights, from 7:00 pm until midnight, guests will get to see […]