In 1995, a grant offered monetary rewards to US prisons that successfully increased their populations. This, and other such measures, has led to an epidemic that substantially increases the number of people incarcerated in America. We report on mass incarceration issues.

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.   […]

Mothers in prison Kids day
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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 […]

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. […]

11 Facts You Didn't Know About Marijuana
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Good News: California’s Marijuana Prisoners Looking at 2nd Chances

Hundreds of thousands of prisoners in CDCR with drug convictions could be free soon thanks to legalization laws effective Jan 1, 2018. It is great opportunities for these California inmates, as their drug convictions could be wiped away. California’s Marijuana Legalization Could Mean Freedom for Thousands of CDCR Inmates Marijuana sales will be made legal in […]

Electronic monitoring may actually help reduce recidivism in the US.
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Report: GPS Monitoring Reduces Incarceration & Recidivism in the US

A professor emeritus of criminal justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Cuny, Barry Latzer, has proven the case for electronic monitoring for released criminals. Professor Latzer says electronically tagging paroled offenders and those on probation is essential for lower recidivism and public safety. He based his insights on the fact that […]

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 […]

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Prison Moms Dread Thanksgiving While Missing Nonviolent Drug Offender Children (Video)

This wasn’t the best of Thanksgiving feasts for families who have loved ones behind bars. For these prison moms, looking at empty seats made it that much more dreadful. A New Path: Program for Prison Mothers The feasting tables were empty and chairs upturned since persons that would have filled them remain incarcerated. Several groups […]