Melissa Knight has been a freelance writer for over a decade now. In that time, she has covered a plethora of topics. Her focus, though, tends to remain on addiction, natural health, health and nutrition, fitness, the paranormal, demons, finances and more. In addition to her personal blogs, she is also a published author and editor of a rehab placement website. Melissa currently writes news for the Prison Rideshare Network.
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Hunt a Killer: New Serial Killer Game for True Crime Lovers

Hunt a Killer is a new true crime game that keeps interactive entertainment lovers at the edges of their seats month after month. Who doesn’t love the idea of solving crime, especially when it involves serial killers? What is the Serial Killer Game ‘Hunt a Killer’ All About? Gathering clues, following the investigation and learning Read More…

Mother Mary Brunner and her son with Charles Manson (his 3rd) Valentine Michael Brunner.
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How is Charles Manson’s 3rd Son with Original Cult Member So Normal?

Unfortunately for the children of Charles Manson, there seems to be no hiding from the legacy of death and destruction that their father left behind. But, one son has done a good job of it. Who are the Children of Charles Manson? There are three boys that Charlie Manson actually claimed as his sons. Son Read More…

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The Manson Family Victims: Let’s Never Forget Their Names

With recent death of cult leader Charles Manson, it’s time to take remember his “family’s” victims. Today is a good day to do our part to keep his victims’ names alive. Manson Family Victims: The Ones You Don’t Know About In 1969, Manson directed his group, also known as The Manson Family, to start a Read More…

Hiland Mountain Correctional Center inmate Marchela Fast holds her daughter Alaziah Fast-Detroy before Fast performs her lullaby at the prison in Eagle River on Saturday. (Bob Hallinen / Alaska Dispatch News)
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Alaska Program Uses Music to Help Mothers Behind Bars Stay Connected with Their Prison Kids

One Alaska program is helping incarcerated mothers stay connected with their children even while behind bars. It encourages better parenting through music. At the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, the prison hosted it’s 2nd annual Project Lullaby Concert. It’s a program that encourages moms in prisons to be good, loving mothers to their children with the Read More…

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Program Helps Incarcerated Women Maintain Connections with Their Prison Kids

Children need their mothers, and just because women prisoners are mothers and their kids are separated by prison walls, doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be able to play an integral role in their lives of their little ones. In one prison, efforts are being made to help keep moms and their kids connected despite time Read More…

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 Read More…

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Mothers in Prisons: The Forgotten Victims of Their Crimes Struggle the Most

When it comes to women and their children, the bond is something that seems unbreakable, until prison walls come between what should always be a solid connection. And, that’s why these prison kids are known as the Forgotten Victims of Crime. Incarcerated Mom Doesn’t Always Equal Bad Mom Sometimes, good moms find themselves in situations Read More…

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One Reporter Notes: Children of Inmates Suffer More than Their Parents

We always try to cherish and protect women and children – until the women are in prison, then this isn’t the case. It’s important to note that Diane Dimond isn’t soft on women that have committed crimes, but she says that there is a serious issue with “generational incarceration.” As a society, she says, we Read More…