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.

A government report suggests that some prisoners should be allowed to Skype to chat with loved ones who can't travel to prisons for visits.
Prison Phone Calls Prison Visits & Issues

Government Report Suggests Prisoners Should Be Allowed to Skype with Family

Recently, The Guardian posted about a report submitted that suggests that some prisoners should be allowed to Skype to chat with family. This could help strengthen prison families. The suggestion to use Skype to get in constant touch with family and relatives is geared towards strengthening family ties. It’s a way of preventing re-offending, according to […]

Tricia Cooper attempted to commit suicide by hanging herself at Luzerne County July 25. She died the following week.
Prison Suicides & Deaths

Relatives Distraught After Inmate Commits Suicide in Luzerne County Prison

Another inmate has committed suicide in Luzerne County Prison, according to Times Leader. Her family members are distraught and demanding answers. The latest death recorded at Luzerne County Prison was a ruled a suicide. And, both family members of the deceased and county officials are seeking answers over what actually happened. There have been eight […]

Celia (25), with dad Jay Coleman and his wife Alison Coleman.
Prison Families & Loved Ones Prison Love

Jay Coleman Did 25 Years for Stealing $18, and His Family Suffered with Him

The Altamont Enterprise reports on Jay Coleman, a man sentenced to 25-years-to-life for stealing $18. Due to numerous hardships, his family suffered right along with him. When Jay Coleman was sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison for stealing less than 20 bucks, his family suffered incarceration with him via untold hardships. Coleman was sent to jail […]

Fort Bend County Jail in Richmond, TX switched to a video calls only visiting system a while ago.
Prison Visits & Issues

Massachusetts Jail: No More Personal Visits, Only Video Calls Allowed

In-person visits to the Bristol County House of Correction and Jail will soon become a thing of the past. Mass Live reports that this county jail plans to replace these visits with jail video calls. Reason for Banning In-Person Visits at Bristol County Jail Jonathan Darling is spokesperson for the office of the County Sheriff. […]

Camp Grace brought kids together with the fathers in prison they've never met in person for 5 whole days.
Prison Kids Prison Visits & Issues Videos & Audios

Camp Grace Gives Prison Fathers 5 Days to Bond with Their Kids (Video)

The Californian published a news report about a program for prison kids called Camp Grace. For five whole days, these children got to connect with their fathers in prison, who they’ve never met in-person…. until now. It was a week of joy and emotional connections when Camp Grace brought children of incarcerated parents together with […]

The Enormous Costs of Incoming Calls from Jails in Montana May Soon Become More Affordable
Prison Phone Calls

Good News: Costs of Incoming Calls from Jails in Montana May Drop Soon

According to an Independent Record report, incoming calls from jails in Montana may actually get cheaper. These prisoners’ loved ones may soon find prison calls more affordable. Prison inmates and jail detainees in Montana will soon be able to enjoy cheaper calls to their families. This may soon become a reality. The Montana Public Service […]

A woman married her fiance in prison. They could only exchange rings through a small slot.
Prison Love Prison Wives/Girlfriends

Woman Married Her Fiance in Prison, Now Their Future Together Is Uncertain

Monday, SPL Center reported on a touching story of a woman who married her fiance in prison. But, something threatens to keep them apart when he’s released. It is not everyday one reads a prison love story that touches the heart. But, there is one on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) website that really […]

Female Hawaiian inmate Jessica Fortson is not rare. Prison and jail suicides are an epidemic in the US.
Prison Suicides & Deaths

Female Hawaiian Inmate Commits Suicide… Father Blames Long-Term Isolation

Monday, US News reported on a female Hawaiian inmate who committed suicide in her cell. Her father, Richard Fortson, has been questioning authorities. He believes his daughter was isolated for far too long, which led to her death. 30-year-old prison inmate Jessica Fortson is a mother of two. The woman prisoner was found unresponsive in her […]

Prison phone call companies, such as Global Tel Link, are creating dubious charges for prison loved ones, making calls from prison unaffordable.
Prison Phone Calls Prison System Issues

Prison Phone Call Companies Accused of Ripping Off Customers with Unexplained Charges

Last week, MuckRock published an investigative report on prison phone call companies. It clearly shows that they are hitting prison loved ones with dubious charges. These are not the best of times for thousands of people who have loved ones locked up behind prison bars. Apart from the pains of losing a loved one to […]