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The Reason Behind Oprah Winfrey Prison Story Pitch on 60 Minutes (Video)

Oprah Winfrey believes the use of solitary confinement deserves scrutiny, which is why she pitched a story about the topic for this week’s 60 Minutes broadcast. As a Special Contributor, Winfrey details how she ended up in a prison cell at the most notorious state penitentiary in America: Pelican Bay State Prison in California (PBSP). Oprah Winfrey’s Day in […]

Face to face prison visitations in Denver may becoming back.
Prison Visits & Issues

Denver Jails Considering Reinstating Face to Face Visitations

The Denver Sheriff Department is getting ready to launch a new way for inmates and family and friends to communicate, the watchdog for the city’s police is asking whether it’s better to reinstate face-to-face visitations in these jails. According to Nick Mitchell of the independent monitor in his 2017 semi-annual report, the ability to visit […]

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Celebrity Prison Visits & Causes Videos & Audios

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey to Report on Her Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison on 60 Minutes Sunday

Oprah Winfrey was recently at Pelican Bay State Prison in California. She also visited the renowned Security Housing Unit (SHU) of the facility where tortures are alleged to be carried out. Winfrey will be broadcasting her report on the SHU on 60 Minutes Sunday on October 22 by 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT. […]

Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia
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Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia not Allowing Inmates to See their Kids

The Federal Detention Center in Philadelphia is not allowing their inmates to visit with their children. According to a class-action lawsuit that was recently filed, that’s what happened to Allen Woods when he couldn’t see his son on his sixth birthday. Instead of well wishes and hugs, Woods had to be satisfied with sending a […]

Ormistan family charities
Prison Visits & Issues

LAT and Ormiston Families Charity to Partner to Provide Family Services to Lincoln Prison

HMP Lincoln to partner with a top family charity, Ormiston Families Charity to provide more than a few services to inmates and families of inmates. As one of three prisons, Lincoln has paired up with the Lincolnshire Action Trust in what has been said to be a pleasing partnership. Once the partnership is complete, the […]

Video visitation
Prison Visits & Issues

Inmates in Denver Jails See Their Family Only Through Video Calls

Prisoners in Denver’s detention centers haven’t been able to have in person visits with friends and loved ones since 2005. In fact, there isn’t even a plexiglass barrier. The visitation is different here, and inmates and loved ones, even children, have to sit at video terminals in the jail lobby and jail housing area. Nicholas […]

Escape from Blood pirson Ohio State Reformatory Toury
Prison Visits & Issues

Mansfield Reformatory Takes ‘Escape From Blood Prison’ Event To Another Level.

Ohio State Reformatory is going to be completely dark with the Escape From Blood Prison Event . It boasts some creepy music playing as actors in ghoulish garb outfits, lurking in the facility. That is what will be taking place this Halloween season during the “Escape from Blood Prison.” Halloween tours usually attract thousands of folks […]