Graduate of the Adams State University Prison College Program
Prison Education Programs

Hundreds of Prison Inmates Find Education & Friends via Prison College Program

Two Prison College Program instructors help inmates attain their academic goals via mail correspondence. These inmates share their coursework and also unburden their minds via letters. The letters are from prisons all over the country, and they are addressed to two women. Opening their mailboxes, the women receive correspondence written by hundreds of prison inmates. Read More…

Jodia Arias Standing on Head in Interrogation Room. This is how concerned she was about going to prison for the murder of Travis Alexander.
Famous Prisoners Series Videos & Audios

Did Jodi Arias Have an Accomplice When She Killed Travis Alexander? (Videos)

Famous prisoner Jodi Arias confessed to having an accomplice who gave her a hand in killing Travis Alexander. It was a jailhouse confession made to her former cellmate. Travis was her former boyfriend, whom admitted to savagely slaughtering. Jodi Arias Confesses to Murder to Her Cellmate Jodi Arias dropped the admission to former cellmate, Donavan Read More…

Manson Postcards
Famous Prisoners Series Videos & Audios

Charles Manson’s Prison Pen Pal Shares Recordings of Their Calls (Video)

Infamous cult leader Charles Manson may be a beast to many, but never to prison pen pal Ken Dickerson. They were pen pals for several years beginning in 2005 when he wrote the inmate after reading Helter Skelter. The aspiring musician and sculptor remembers Manson as an enigmatic prisoner who counseled and taught him how Read More…

Oklahoma Women Prisoners
Prison/Prisoner Statistics

Women Incarceration Rates Remain the Same as Men’s Rate Decreasing

Prison population in most states has been going down in the last years. However, resent research shows that the number of incarcerated women is dropping slower than that of men. The Rates of Incarcerated Women Needs Addressing The study was conducted by the Prison Policy Initiative. It shows that for the past 10 years states Read More…

Mass incarceration leads to overcrowding and deplorable conditions in prisons and jails.
After Release Programs Prison System Issues

New Statistics on the Decline of Mass Incarceration in the US

Reports show that high rates of incarceration do not help reduce crime. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, mass incarceration rates are down in the U.S. The increase in the incarcerated population in the United States has been a constant. With an increase that started four decades ago, it became a problem. Statistics on Mass Read More…

Books are effective ways to support people in prisons, and help them stay sane.
Gifts for Prisoners Prison System Issues

NY Governor Suspends Policy Eliminating Book Deliveries to Prison Inmates

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has suspended the new policy eliminating prison package delivery. The recent policy was set forward by the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. About the NYS Prison Book Delivery Ban The new bans disallows the deliveries of the following items to New York state prisons, unless they come from approved Read More…

SiriusXM's Last Mile: Second Chances Hosts
After Release Programs

Last Mile: Second Chances – XM’s New Show on Women’s Prison Reform

Last Mile: Second Chances is an exclusive new show that will air at 9.00 am ET on Sirius XM’s urban view channel 126. The show focuses on helping women transition from prison and start afresh. About the Host of Last Mile: Second Chances Topeka K. Sam justice reforms advocate will host the show. Topeka has served 3 Read More…

Mississippi Burning: Edgar Ray Killen Leaves Court on Gurney on June 17, 2005
Famous Prisoners Series

Former Ku Klux Klan Leader Dies in Prison for 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning’ Murders

A white supremacist convicted of masterminding the killings of three civil rights workers depicted in the movie, Mississippi Burning, has died in prison. Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, died at the Mississippi State Penitentiary on Thursday at age 92. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 2005 at age Read More…