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.

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Women Incarceration Rates Remain the Same as Men’s Rate Decreasing

Prison population in most states has been going down in the last years. However, resent research shows that the number of incarcerated women is dropping slower than that of men. The Rates of Incarcerated Women Needs Addressing The study was conducted by the Prison Policy Initiative. It shows that for the past 10 years states […]

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New Statistics on the Decline of Mass Incarceration in the US

Reports show that high rates of incarceration do not help reduce crime. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, mass incarceration rates are down in the U.S. The increase in the incarcerated population in the United States has been a constant. With an increase that started four decades ago, it became a problem. Statistics on Mass […]

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 […]

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Trump Develops ‘Bully Pulpit’ to Support After-Release Services to Fight Recidivism

Often, people leaving prisons after they’re released find life too difficult. This causes them to go back to their crime life and be arrested again (recidivism). Trump claims his Bully Pulpit will fix that. Donald Trump’s White House Deploys ‘Bully Pulpit’ President Trump deployed a bully pulpit which will help in turning released prisoners’ lives around. To […]

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NY Focuses on Making Inmate Care Packages Unaffordable for Prison Loved Ones

Care packages are a form of hope for family members send to their loved ones in prisons. Are New York’s inmate care packages affordable for prison families and other loved ones? These inmate packages simply remind the prisoners that they still have loved ones on the outside. They can consist of food or other goods. Are Inmate […]

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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.   […]

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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 […]

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Kevin Gates Plans Testimonies for Kids After Prison Release

Most of the time when people are released from prisons, there is this “new you” that manifests. Kevin Gates is no exception. He has his own plans and testimonies to share with the youth after his prison release. Kevin Gates Finds Bad Luck in 2017 Kevin Gates is planning on tell his life story while […]

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Short Term Incarceration Does Society No Good, Especially for Women

Women make up the fastest growing population of incarcerated people. This has given rise to talks about how short-term incarceration hurt women. A study in the UK shows the short-term incarceration may take less than 30 days or a week. Sentencing women for minor offenses can easily have negative impacts on families. This is because women […]