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 […]

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#FreeMeekMill Rally Demands Rapper’s Release to Push Criminal Justice Reform

On November 6, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years of state imprisonment for probation violation and now a campaign is reaching far and wide #FREEMEEKMILL. The 30-year old rapper had been on probation for almost a decade for drug and gun charges. Days after his prison sentence, #FreeMeekMill has become […]

Mark Zuckerberg is doing his part to push prison reform that fights recidivism.
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Mark Zuckerberg Supports Ex-Prisoners; Lobbing for Extensive Prison Reforms

Facebook CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is supporting ex-prisoners to push for extensive prison reforms across the United States. The social media billionaire is doing this under the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (ZKI), a non-profit set up with his wife. The conservative ex-prisoners are lobbying the Congress to initiate reforms across federal prisons. Prison laws have […]

The Enormous Costs of Incoming Calls from Jails in Montana May Soon Become More Affordable
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Good News: Costs of Incoming Calls from Jails in Montana May Drop Soon

According to an Independent Record report, incoming calls from jails in Montana may actually get cheaper. These prisoners’ loved ones may soon find prison calls more affordable. Prison inmates and jail detainees in Montana will soon be able to enjoy cheaper calls to their families. This may soon become a reality. The Montana Public Service […]

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CA Prisoners Started Being Transferred to CA County Jails

CA Prison Transfers Started Monday Last Monday, October 3rd, CDCR began transferring California state prisoners to California county jails across the state.  CA Prisoners who were transferred, were sent to county jail facilities local to their home towns. Upon release, they will be released to the custody of local county probation officers. This is a […]

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Tales of a Prison Fiance: It May be Sooner Than We Thought

So excited to share my tales of a prison fiance~My boo just may be getting closer to home even sooner than we both thought. CDCR is set to begin releasing state prison inmates to the custody of our county jail systems on October , 2011. That’s on 12 more days from now! This new process […]

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Prisoner’s Fiance: Release Date Changes

Just another delay for a prisoner’s fiance! On February 20, 2011, I received the tweet below from @madisonghope: @PrisonDaughter will you share some more? What is a typical visit like with your fiance? When is his “out” date? Well, @madisonghope, I would like to start by saying that prison visits are very rarely typical. One […]