There are issues within the US prison system that directly affect the lives of their loved ones on the outside. We are not advocates for prisoners. We are advocates for their loved ones. We report on the issues that cause stress and excitement in the lives of the family and friends of inmates.

A New Way of Life: Susan Burton created the re-entry program for women who have spent decades in prisons.
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Women Are Creating New Purpose-Filled Lives After Their Prison Releases

Susan Burton is highly praised for opening her home up to strangers. She also provides other resources to offer safe healing environments for the women being released from prisons. She’s helping these ex-inmates create new purpose-filled lives. The Birth of Susan Burton’s New Purpose-Filled Life Very few people will be willing to welcome fresh ex-convicts […]

A man who was under arrest in Westland died after having some kind of medical emergency while in police custody - and police at the jail ignored him, his former inmate claims.
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Former Inmate Accuses Police of Letting Man Die in Cell Hours after Arrest (Video)

An unnamed former inmate at the Westland Police Department has accused the police of insensitivity. A man died in jail Sunday evening just hours after being arrested. Thirty-five-year-old William Marshall was arrested for DUI on Sunday. He died later that night after experiencing seizures. The anonymous source said police ignored Marshall as he groped on […]

Excited Delirium Syndrome is a very controversial condition some say doesn't even exist.
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Most Inmate Deaths in Missouri Prisons Remain Unresolved to This Day

Investigating and getting to the roots of inmate deaths in Missouri prisons is almost impossible. This is because of the shroud of mystery surrounding every death incident. Missouri Inmate Michael Lorenzo King: 2011 And the fact that local police are not always called in to investigate prison deaths – the prison authorities do their own internal […]

CDCR inmate firefighters fighting out-of-control wildfires that are extremely close to them.
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CDCR Inmates Fight Wildfires for Pennies… Will They Come Home to Jobs?

California prison inmates are fighting out-of-control wildfires for a measly $1 per hour. Yet, CDCR promises to offer them NO help finding jobs when they get out. Let’s be clear. $1 per hour may sound like pennies to those of us on the outside. But, in a prison system where inmates generally make anywhere between […]

The School to Prison Pipeline
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Wisconsin Addresses School-to-Prison Pipeline & Juvenile Correction System

Wisconsin officials want to close the state’s prison for troubled youth. Attorney General Brad Schimel will only support the closure if a reliable alternative exists first. How Wisconsin Makes It Easy for Kids to Fall Into the School-to-Prison Pipeline The school-to-pipeline is a term used in the description of the non-academic interaction between schools, students and […]

Coweta County Prison's Very 1st Reentry Program Class Graduation
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Georgia Prison Helps Overcome Recidivism through Reentry Classes

Former prison inmates have hard times securing jobs on the outside. Reentry classes help overcome recidivism by preparing them for financial security. Not being able to make a living to support themselves and their families is a major problem. It forces many ex-inmates to go back to crimes. Then they get caught again and land […]

Offender Monnek Hall, left, spends time with her daughter Ayona Hall, age 13..
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Girl Scouts Beyond Bars: Prison Daughters Get Special Visits with Their Incarcerated Moms

Prison kids are apparently the ones who suffer the most when their parents are incarcerated. Girl Scouts Beyond Bars helps these Forgotten Daughters of Crime bond with their incarcerated moms. A Young Girl’s Prison Visit with Her Mom Behind Bars They are denied their right to dedicated biological parenting which is a disservice to a society looking to […]

Remy Ma & Papoose on a Prison Visit
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American Rappers Employ Hip-Hop Lyrics to Raise Awareness for Incarceration Injustices (Part 2)

2 part series: Black entertainers, such as Hip Hop rappers and movie producers, have resorted to using their crafts to harp on justice equality and prison reform across the United States. They relate to the Black community and other minority groups. Click Here to Read Part 1 Several of these Hip Hop artists have been sentenced […]

J. Cole visited San Quentin State Prison to discuss mass incarceration, which he addresses in his album 4 Your Eyez Only.
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Rappers Use Hip-Hop Lyrics to Raise Awareness of Black Selective Justice

2-Part Series: African Americans are the underdog targets of selective justice in the United States. Some Hip Hop artists work hard to advocate for change. Blacks in America are generally at a disadvantage and expected to lose. They are the targets of selective justice. So, it’s not surprising that People of Color dominate the jails and […]

Reverend Al Sharpton & His National Action Network are on Meek Mill's Side.
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Reverend Al Sharpton Promises to Meet Rapper Meek Mill in Prison Today

Human rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton promised to visit Hip Hop star Meek Mill to bring attention to mass incarceration. His prison visit is scheduled for today. The former adviser to President Barack Obama will meet with Mill today, November 27. Sharpton says he is hopeful his visit will serve to draw attention to Mill’s […]