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.

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 […]

Hamilton County’s TOWER Program Job Fair for Inmates
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Hamilton County’s TOWER Program Helps Reduce Recidivism

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office takes pride in its newest initiative aimed at reducing recidivism rates—the Transitioning Opportunities for Work, Education and Reality Program (TOWER).   TOWER is a five-week program that connects inmates with job training and employment opportunities. It provides inmates who are to be released within 180 days with opportunities for practical job […]

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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 […]

Operation Open Arms: Foster Parents Needed for Children of Incarcerated Parents
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Operation Open Arms Places Children of Incarcerated Parents in Healthy Foster Homes

Operation Open Arms is giving new hope to children of incarcerated parents in need of good foster homes. Stable home-life is something that’s take fro granted when it comes to a prison kid with one or more incarcerated parent. Such efforts help fight the school-to-prison pipeline in US, while nurturing healthy, strong youth. They understand the […]

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Charles Manson Dead: How CDCR Deals with Sick Inmates

How does California deal with sick inmates such as Charles Manson? Initially, people who are in prison have a health service made up of doctors, nurses and therapists – but what do they really do with sick inmates like charles manson . When an inmate worrisome symptoms, he (in the same circumstance of Charles Manson) […]

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USSC Report: African Americans Have Highest Incarceration Rates in US

The United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) has released its fifth statistical data on prison incarceration rates in the country. Once again, African Americans have the highest incarceration rates among all races, the report shows. The study gathers national data on sentencing for offenders between October 2011 and October 2016. The independent agency started with the […]

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Overcrowding In Colorado Prisons Is Linked To Recidivism among Minority Communities

Failures in re-entry programs have been linked to higher recidivism rates among minority communities in Colorado. Higher recidivism on the other hand has led to prison overcrowding in the state. The solution to prison overcrowding is however found in reducing recidivism and also reducing mass incarceration. Several studies point to this fact, most especially as […]