Black-ish criticised by fans for casting Chris Brown in an episode about the treatment of black women.
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Black-ish’s Brilliant Perspective on Having a Loved One in Prison

Black-ish is an ABC series that’s essentially a comedy sitcom. However, its writers have chosen to tackle the ideas of prisoners and jails in the US quite brilliantly. The . Still, it uses up all of its resources to make a point on the state of society today. Throughout its four seasons, the writers have touched on […]

Better parent-child interaction within the prison systems is the LR198 study.
Prison Visits & Issues

Florida’s Cancelled Prison Visits May Finally Be Explained

For one weekend in August, the Florida Department of Corrections surprisingly canceled visits for inmates of all major prisons from friends and family members. They said that it was due to a planned march in Washington D.C. for inmates’ rights. Authorities also said that some prisoners might have been prompted to create problems. Why Did […]

One prison inmate writes that letters are always something prisoners appreciate from their loved ones on the outside.
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Contacting Your Incarcerated Family and Friends This Holiday Season (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a 2-part series. Click here to Read Part 1. 3. Actual Gifts You Can Send to Prisoners for Christmas Renee Patterson Writes eBooks to, for and about prison loved ones. She’s been sending Christmas gifts to her mom in prison, who entered the CDCR system in 2007, since the beginning. […]

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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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Kids Day Brings Incarcerated Mothers and Their Children Together In Prison Reunion Program

It was a day of joy and laughter when kids and their incarcerated mothers reunited again at the Utah State Prison’s Timpanogos facility. The family reunion was tagged Kids Day. It is a day dedicated to visiting children and incarcerated mothers. Both kids and mother get to spend three hours together playing and getting to […]

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How Securus Tech is Benefiting Huge from Prisons’ Bans Of In-Person Visits.

Prisons and Jails have recently continued to sacrifice that little privilege of physical interaction between inmates and their loved ones by the takeover of video visitations and the banning of in-person visits. Instead, phone service provider like Securus, are the ones capitalizing on this new changes. The latest on the list of jails replacing in-person […]

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La. Jail to Burn In-Person Visits; Family and Friends Must Pay For Video Exclusive Visitation

For inmates serving their sentences in prison, there are few things in this world that are comparable to in-person visits. Having a chance to see family members and friends in person means a lot to inmates. In fact, that laughter and conversations in some way make the lengthy sentences to appear shorter. It also: Helps […]

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System Upgrades Prevent Family from Visiting Inmates at Madison County Jail, Until Further Notice.

Some changes are coming soon at the Madison County Jail. The facility plans to do some upgrading of its technology system. The changes might be aimed to yield positive results. But, in between, the process proves not to be conducive for all inmates. According to the facility reports, families and friends are not allowed to […]

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California Men’s Colony Is Now Allowing Visitation after Large-Scale Riot

The California Men’s Colony prison which is situated in San Luis Obispo County will now be allowing visitation for its prisoners. The, visitation, however, will be strictly in the: West Facility Facility D, which is located on the eastern side The new move came following a recent large-scale riot which was experienced in the facility. […]