Susan Burton (left), Founder of a New Way of Life Foundation
Mass Incarceration Recidivism in the US Videos & Audios Women's Prisons

Ex-Prison Mom Uses Past to Fight Recidivism in the American Justice System (Video)

Susan Burton advocates for the end of mass incarceration after spending years incarcerated herself. Now, she uses what’s she’s learned as an ex-prison mom to fight recidivism in the American justice system. She shares how the traumatic death of her 5-year-old kid launched a chain of events which led her in and out of prison Read More…

Tiffany McFadden (age 6), right, with her prison mom and sister
Prison Families & Loved Ones Prison Kids

Former Foster Child Fights Collateral Damage Suffered By Prison Families

A former ward of the New York Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), Tiffany McFadden, is up against the injustices suffered by incarcerated persons. She says prisoners suffer at the hands of correctional officers. So, she’s starting campaigns to deal with damage suffered by prison families. According to an opinion piece McFadden wrote for Read More…

Lightning crashes Volusia jail’s video visitation system
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Lightning Knocks Down Volusia County Jail Video Visitation System for Over a Month (Video)

A lightning strike crashed the video visitation system recently at the Volusia County Jail. Jail officials thought it would be a quick and easy fix. But it wasn’t back up and running for a month and two days after the storm. Lightning Crash at Volusia County Jail Affects Inmates It had become Brittany Crenshaw’s routine to eat, Read More…

New Utah State Prison Groundbreaking
Prison System Issues

Construction of New $650 Million State Prison Kicks Off In Salt Lake City

Construction of a new state prison has taken off in Salt Lake City, Utah. City officials performed the groundbreaking ceremony recently on the $650 million state prison. The new correctional facility will cost an estimated $650 million to complete and it is to be sited on about 323 acres of land, Herald Extra reported. The Read More…

Prison loved ones protest outside Durham County Detention Facility They say video visits don't improve prison life.
Prison Visits & Issues

Report: As Supplements, Video Visits Can Improve Prison Life

Inmates in Washington prisons have the “luxury” of getting visits from loved ones via home computer or using video kiosks at the facilities; A report suggests these video visits can improve prison life. Vera Report Suggest Video Visits Are Vital Supplements Currently, video visitations in Washington prison is free. According to Sheriff Mike Andrews, visiting Read More…

Inmate Erika Rocha committed suicide at CIW the day before her youth parole hearing.
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Prison Suicide Statistics at Forefront: Encourage Life Not Death by Suicide

It’s no secret that American’s jails and prisons are among the most dangerous and overcrowded in the world. But news of former NFLer Aaron Hernandez’s suicide in prison highlighted a recent overlooked prison suicide statistics in corrections facilities nationwide. According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics: Suicide rates in US prisons are on the Read More…

#3 on the List of Top 9 Liked #PrisonDaughter of Instagram Posts for 08.27.2017
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Instagram’s Top 9 Liked #PrisonDaughter Posts 08.27.2017

One of the most difficult things a woman can go through is having a parent in prison. Luckily due to the internet people can easily be brought together. Recently the hashtag ‘#PrisonDaughters’ has gained traction among daughters of inmates. These strong women are constantly uploading seflies and images with the hashtag #PrisonDaughters. The nine most Read More…

New Hampshire Women's Prison Needs Staff Before It Can Open Next Year
Prison System Issues

New Hampshire Women’s Prison Needs Guards & Other Staff to Open Next Year

Construction of a New Hampshire women’s prison is almost complete. But, the state may have to look outside in order to staff the new facility. Meeting the Needs of New Hampshire’s Women Prisoners The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announced that it’s new women’s prison should be complete “substantially” by November 2017. But, once construction Read More…

Hurricane Harvey Causes Texas Department of Criminal Justice to Transfer Inmates
Famous Prisoners Series Prison System Issues Prison Visits & Issues

Texas Evacuates Inmates from 3 State Prisons Due to Hurricane Harvey

Where are your imprisoned loved ones? Saturday, thousands of inmates from three different Texas state prisons were evacuated. This was due to the continuous floods due to Hurricane Harvey heavy rains. These evacuated facilities are located in Rosharon, Texas. Nearby Brazos River continues to rise from Tropical Storm Harvey. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Read More…

Famous Prisoners Series Prison Wives/Girlfriends Videos & Audios

Famous Prisoners: Is RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice Ending Her Marriage to Joe?

Famous Prisoners: Drama as news of RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice divorcing her imprisoned husband Joe, embarks! What many are asking themselves is: apart from serving his prison sentence, is Joe Giudice facing marriage wrangles with Teresa as well? Divorce in the Air for Famous Prisoners of RHONJ? In October, Teresa & Joe Guidice will be celebrating Read More…