Charles Omedo has a degree in Mass Communication and a PGD in Digital Communication. He worked as a newspaper/magazine reporter and editor for many years. Now, he writes daily news articles for private clients. Charles has written for US/UK/Canadian/Indian clients on various niches. He currently writes prison news for loved ones of inmates on the Prison Rideshare Network.

Books are effective ways to support people in prisons, and help them stay sane.
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NY Governor Suspends Policy Eliminating Book Deliveries to Prison Inmates

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has suspended the new policy eliminating prison package delivery. The recent policy was set forward by the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. About the NYS Prison Book Delivery Ban The new bans disallows the deliveries of the following items to New York state prisons, unless they come from approved […]

Mississippi Burning: Edgar Ray Killen Leaves Court on Gurney on June 17, 2005
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Former Ku Klux Klan Leader Dies in Prison for 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning’ Murders

A white supremacist convicted of masterminding the killings of three civil rights workers depicted in the movie, Mississippi Burning, has died in prison. Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, died at the Mississippi State Penitentiary on Thursday at age 92. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 2005 at age […]

Prison Break: Does Lincoln Figure Out Michael's Whereabouts?
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Fox Hints At Bringing New Iteration of Prison Break to TV Screens

Fox executives have come up with an awesome idea for a new iteration of the hit TV series Prison Break. We have the details here. Is a New Iteration of Prison Break Coming Soon? Movie lovers may look forward to a new iteration of the series Prison Break again. This was revealed by Fox’s president […]

Rikers: An American Jail
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Mass Incarceration: Black Law Students Celebrate MLK Weekend with Film Screening (Video)

The University of South Carolina’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is celebrating MLK Weekend with a screening of the Rikers: An American Jail documentary. This year’s event is marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. After the film screening, a discussion will follow with a panel of experts. This MLK Weekend event is billed […]

Going to prison does not make you less of a person. But it does make it systematically, intentionally, institutionally much harder to be treated like one.
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New Jersey Prisons Lift Ban on “The New Jim Crow” Book For Inmates

The ban earlier placed on Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness has been lifted in New Jersey. This was in response to pressures mounted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The book is a New York Times bestseller that focuses on the problems of mass incarceration.   […]

February 2017 Mugshot of Illinois Transgender Inmate Deon Hampton
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Transgender Inmate’s Abuse Allegations Spark Move to Women’s Prison

The Illinois Department of Corrections has agreed to move a transgender inmate to another facility. The decision is in response to an earlier request made by the transgender’s lawyers. Illinois Transgender Prison Inmate Alleges Abuse Twenty-six-year-old Deon “Strawberry” Hampton made the request on allegations that guards and inmates abuse her. Hampton is serving a 10-year […]

Andy Kahan purchased this murderabilia for educational purposes.
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Contenders to Charles Manson’s Estate Continue Increasing (Video)

Following Charles Manson’s death and conflicting claims from potential inheritors, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge is set to determine who gets his estate and murderabilia. The Fight Continues for Charles Manson’s Murderabilia The competitors to the notorious killer’s estate are his alleged son, grandson, pen pal, and even friends. These are laying claims to Manson’s […]

Inmates in the Philadelphia prison system participate in the Philacorp furniture making program.
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New Philadelphia DA Pledges to Trade Incarceration for Education

Larry Krasner has been sworn in as the new district attorney for Philadelphia. In a moving speech during his swearing-in, Krasner vowed to overhaul Philly’s criminal justice system and reduce incarceration in the city. Krasner said he is poised to transform social and legal imbalances in Philadelphia. He tagged himself a “technician” for structural transformation. […]

"Roberto" was confined to a padded cell after telling his mother he was suicidal. It was his fourth stint at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School.
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Connecticut Divided Over Proposed Closure of State’s Male Juvenile Prison

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced plans to close down the Connecticut Juvenile Training School by July 2018. Now, stakeholders are divided over the proposal. The correctional facility is the only juvenile prison for young male offenders in the state. If the closure goes through by July, the 39 kids incarcerated at the facility will […]