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Mass incarceration leads to overcrowding and deplorable conditions in prisons and jails.
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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 […]

Southeastern Correctional Institution Sponsored a Family Holiday for about 100 inmates.
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Prison Allows Inmates & Their Families to Celebrate the Holidays Early

Wings for LIFE International & Prison Fellowship, a prison outreach, put together a program that united families separated by bars this Christmas. With the help of volunteers, the Southeastern Correctional Institution (SCI) saw early holidays. 94 inmates at SCI had a chance to spend a Family day with their prison loved ones. Hugging prison wives, sons, daughters, […]

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Charles Manson Dead: How CDCR Deals with Sick Inmates

How does California deal with sick inmates such as Charles Manson? Initially, people who are in prison have a health service made up of doctors, nurses and therapists – but what do they really do with sick inmates like charles manson . When an inmate worrisome symptoms, he (in the same circumstance of Charles Manson) […]

Black-ish criticised by fans for casting Chris Brown in an episode about the treatment of black women.
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Black-ish’s Brilliant Perspective on Having a Loved One in Prison

Black-ish is an ABC series that’s essentially a comedy sitcom. However, its writers have chosen to tackle the ideas of prisoners and jails in the US quite brilliantly. The . Still, it uses up all of its resources to make a point on the state of society today. Throughout its four seasons, the writers have touched on […]

Kevin is nervous about taking his first flight since his release from San Quentin State Prison. (OWN)
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Formerly Incarcerated People Face Serious Challenges Trying to Create Better Lives

Getting out of jail is, for most, a clean slate. It’s chance to start over, to do good, to become someone who makes a mark on society. But, formerly incarcerated people face some serious challenges starting new lives outside the prison gates. What they don’t know is while they are ready to move on in life, […]

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The Toll Parents Behind Bars Has on Nebraska’s Prison Kids

Children of imprisoned mothers and fathers are often described as the forgotten victims of incarceration. When a parent goes to jail, children are affected, usually in negative ways. However, these effects are rarely considered in criminal justice processes, during which – instead – attention is focused on determining the guilt or innocence of a person […]

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Drugs in Prison: 18 Inmates Hospitalized in Bourbon Prison on a Drug-Related Emergency

Drugs in prison were found in the Bourbon County Detention Center that have taken a toll on 18 inmates. They were hospitalized and the matter is being investigated.  According to Mike Williams, Bourbon County Judge-Executive, they were sent to the hospital on Thursday night as a precaution. They have been reported to be back in prison with […]