Famous Prisoners Series

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland Scheduled For Early Release May 27, 2018

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland has been schedued for early release on May 27, 2018. This information is now obvious from the website of the US Bureau of Prisons. The spokesman of the Bureau of Prisons, Justin Long, has also verified the release date but wouldn’t share more details, Hartford Courant reports. Former Gov. Rowland Read More…

Mass Incarceration Prison System Issues

Project Fifty-Fifty Tackles High Rate of African Americans in Correctional Facilities

Ever heard about Fifty-Fifty? The alarming numbers of African Americans in correctional facilities across the US is worrisome. Many advocacy groups have been tackling this problem for several decades. Project Fifty-Fifty is the latest group working to reduce the numbers of blacks from mass incarceration across the country. The group met at the Metro Detroit Read More…

Mass Incarceration Prison System Issues

Mentally Ill, Female Inmates Facing the Worst of the Post-Harvey Justice-System Delays

Female inmates have it bad, but for one woman in the Harris County Criminal Justice Center, the three month wait she had already undergone for pleading guilty to the felony charge of stealing a couple cases of beer was made longer due to Hurricane Harvey. When floodwaters soaked the facility and courthouse, everything was shut Read More…

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Prison Suicides & Deaths Prison System Issues

Charleston County Deputy Sheriff Finds Inmate Dead

CHARLESTON, SC – An inmate was found dead in his cell on Saturday morning in Charleston County Jail.  The motionless body of Ronald Bernard Norman was found early in the morning a few minutes past 6:00 a.m. Authorities confirmed that the inmate comes from North Charleston. Authorities confirmed that the man was found dead in Read More…

Prison Suicides & Deaths US Federal Prison System

48 Year Old Dies in Federal Detention Center

Oklahoma City, OK: – Circumstances under which a 48 year old man died in a federal detention center still remain unclear several days after his death. The lifeless body of Darius Ghahary was found at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. The US department of justice confirmed the incidence and said investigations are underway Read More…

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Prison Tours Prison TV, Series, Movies, Games

Release Set for Documentary on the Old Iowa State Penitentiary

It used to be the oldest prison west of the Mississippi River, and now the Old Iowa State Penitentiary is being featured in a documentary that is scheduled to be released on DVD next week. In an hour-long film, the old Iowa State Penitentiary is explored. The dirty details, as well as some of the stories Read More…

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Prison Suicides & Deaths

Financial Settlement Reached in Erie County Prison Inmate Suicide Case

The federal civil rights lawsuit concerning the 2014 suicide of an inmate at Erie County Prison, Pennsylvania has made some strides. The county and Wexford Health Sources Inc, the medical contractor of the prison, have agreed to a financial settlement with Mason Murzynski’s family. Erie County Prison Inmate’s Family Settles with County and Wexford Health Sources Read More…

Prison Kids US Federal Prison System

Congress Close to Reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency & Prevention Act

Recently, both the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation that is closer than it’s been in over a decade to reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency & Prevention Act. This is a bill that will help to ensure the safe and fair treatment of almost 1 million kids who are in the juvenile justice system Read More…

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After Release Programs Community Programs for Prisoners Prison Families & Loved Ones

Singapore Prison Inmates Become Fathers, Husbands and Sons Again On Open Visit Day

The Singapore Prison Service (SPS) has organized an open visit day for inmates at the Tanah Merah Prison. The event was a 4-hour program for prison inmates to reconnect with their friends and families. The main objective of the program was to heal broken relationships between inmates and families. Some of the Singapore Prison inmates even Read More…

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Prison Phone Calls

FCC Hides under Trump’s Free Market to Harm Prisoners and Hurt Their Families

Just like in everything else, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been exploiting President Trump’s “free market” policy to harm prisoners. The families of inmates also suffer the same fate at the hands of monopolistic. They do this by slamming inmates with as much as $14 per minute of prison calls to families. Relatives of Read More…