As a little girl Tiffany M Arnold displayed a creative spirit. She truly believes writing is her form of art to foster conversations that positively impact the world. Tiffany loves to express herself through stories that make you think beyond the pages, beyond the book and within yourself. She hopes, in every story there is a message for someone. Ms. Arnold currently reports prison news for PRN online.
Brenda Ann Spencer now claims she feels responsible for the latest school shootings.
Famous Prisoners Series Latest News

Is Brenda Ann Spencer Responsible for the Latest School Shootings?

‘I Hate Mondays’ has become a coined phrase. Many new memes and t-shirts in social media reference this Brenda Ann Spencer famous quote. Now, she feels responsible for all school shootings. I Hate Mondays: Who Is Brenda Ann Spencer? That was her motive for the January 29, 1979 school shooting at Grover Cleveland Elementary School. Spencer, the Read More…

Tekashi Sporting Guns is a persona he can't live up to, says non-fans.
Breaking News Famous Prisoners Series

Tekashi 6ix9ine Immediately ‘Gangsta Checked’ When He Got Locked Up

There’s an unspoken code. Most people know that when you’re about to enter prison, there’s a code of conduct – mind your business and don’t go in acting like you hard. Tekashi 6ix9ine apparently learned the hard way… What you say on the outside, can get you hurt on the inside. He was taken to Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Read More…

Prison Suicide: Tanna Jo Fillmore killed herself in a Utah county jail cell.
Breaking News Prison Suicides & Deaths

Utah County Jails Under Fire Again as Mother Sues Over Daughter’s Suicide

Utah county jails have a common major problem: prison suicides. And more than likely most could have been prevented. Finally, someone is standing up and making the prisons pay for what they have done wrong. Unfortunately, it’s after another prison death. Duchesne County Jail is a 2-hour trip from Salt Lake City, Utah. There, a Read More…

Common sits and talks to one CDCR inmate in his cell on film.
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Common Speaks on Inspiring the Incarcerated, Trump & the First Step Act

The Hip Hop rapper known as Common is taking a different approach to prison reform. Never seeing the inside of a prison cell himself, the Hip Hop star, like many others, believed some of the things that people speculate in prison. Many people believe that inmates are stabbing and fighting each other 24/7. But many Read More…

An illustration of an overcrowding prison cell with a revolving door, one inmate struggling to escape.
Latest News Prison Overcrowding Recidivism in the US

Arkansas Law Lowers Parolee Recidivism: Prisons Are Still Overcrowding

Despite the effective leniency law designed to keep parolees out of prison for minor violations, Arkansas prison overcrowding is expected to grow in time. Arkansas’ new Leniency Law went into effect October 1 of last year. This law was made to help keep low-level probation violators (as well as delinquent parolees) from going back Read More…

Massachusetts inmate Alexander Phillips, the state's first example of compassionate release.
Latest News

Compassionate Release: Not Quite Freedom, But Beats Dying in Prison

Massachusetts’ first compassionate release occurred last week. The inmate, Alexander Phillips, will get the treatment for his cancer any human would deserve. Massachusetts had its first compassionate release under its new medical parole law. The program allows the state to release inmates who can prove they are terminally ill or so incapacitated that they are Read More…

Kalief Browder (left) & Akeem Browder (right), whose fighting to shut down Riker's Island forever
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Akeem Browder Continues a Story That Proves the Need for Change

Sixteen is the age when most are planning big parties, college prep tests and driving lessons. But, this wasn’t the case for Kalief Browder, whose case has turned his brother, Akeem, into a prison advocate. And, he wants Riker’s Island shut down for good. Teen-hood is a time parents are trying to wrap their heads Read More…

Meek Mill Headed to Court
Famous Prisoners Series Wrongful Convictions

Meek Mills Advocates for Release of Innocent Philadelphia Prisoner

Meek Mills uses his name for prison reform and justice. He advocates for an innocent men serving 27 years of a life sentence for a crime he did not commit. For years, we’ve heard about people being released from prisons after their DNA cleared them from wrongful convictions. After they are released, they get basic Read More…

An opium addict sitting on her bed with her knees close to herself as she hides her face in a cloth.
Prison Health Issues

Philadelphia Women’s Prison Tries Bold Experiment Giving Inmates Opioids

Philadelphia Women’s Prisons prescribing synthetic opioids to inmates upon release. Experiment is in the hopes to reduce fatal overdoses after release. According to the scientific journal Drug and Alcohol Dependency, a third of inmates die from an overdose of heroin after being released from prison. For a city where opioid overdose is already high, the Read More…