Jo Ellis is a content marketing freelancer who writes articles about social justice. Because of her strong interest in social entrepreneurship, she also pens descriptions to help blind people access film and television. The writer has also worked with community radio stations in her local area. Jo takes pride in her graphic design skills, while writing prison news stories for Prison Rideshare Network.
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Breaking News Famous Prisoners Series School to Prison Pipeline

White Boy Rick: The Youngest FBI Informant Ever Finally Gets Recognition

In 1988, at just 17, Detroit, Michigan resident Rick Wershe Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for cocaine distribution. It was the end of the Reagan Era. That year, George H.W. Bush became the president-elect and a gallon of gas cost 91 cents. And, the infamous White Boy Rick was born.  Wershe has spent 29 years behind Read More…

Prison Strike: Amani Sawari interviewed on Democracy Now
Prison Labor Prison Riots, Strikes, Evacuations

Protests Across the US Fighting Against Modern Day Slavery in Prisons

On Tuesday, prisoners across the US started the first nationwide prison strike since 2016. Prisoners are refusing food as part of the strike. The strike goes beyond asking for prison conditions to be improved. Organizers aim to draw attention to the deaths while in custody. Another significant issue is the poor compensation (in some cases, Read More…

Abolishing Prisons
Mass Incarceration

Abolishing Prisons: A Valuable Movement or Just a Dream?

Trump and other political leaders are currently discussing widespread reforms to the US prison system. But there is a growing number of people who want to end mass incarceration and abolish prisons entirely. Much of the opposition to the current prison system stems from the vast over-representation of People of Color. Research by the Sentencing Read More…

Prison Strike Strike Strike... While the Iron Is Hot... August 21
Prison Riots, Strikes, Evacuations

Prison Strike Begins Today End Inhumane Treatment Across the Country

Today marks the beginning of a nationwide prison strike that is predicted to be the largest ever. The strike will run until September 9. Prisoners in at least 17 states are expected to take part. Here are the things you need to know about the planned action. Riot at Lee Correctional Institution Influences Nationwide Prison Read More…

Ear Hustle Prison Podcast
Prison Reforms Prison TV, Series, Movies, Games

5 Podcasts About Prisons: Keeping Loved Ones & Advocates in the Loop

Podcasts are audio programs that go out over the Web for free. In this piece, we profile five podcasts about prisons that you can download and listen to whenever you want. They touch on subjects from life in prison to the innocent project.  5 of the Best Prison-Related Podcasts on the Internet Use these five Read More…

OITNB VS Wentworth
Prison TV, Series, Movies, Games

OITNB VS Wentworth: 2 Netflix Women’s Prison Series Coming from Different Angles

Do you love Orange Is The New Black, but haven’t checked out Wentworth yet? Well, you have no idea what you’re missing. This too-gritty-for-tv Netflix series is dark and much more realistic. Netflix Women’s Prison Series: Orange Is the New Black VS Wentworth Like OITNB, Wentworth is also set in a women’s prison where the Read More…