Charles Omedo has a degree in Mass Communication and a PGD in Digital Communication. He worked as a newspaper/magazine reporter and editor for many years. Now, he writes daily news articles for private clients. Charles has written for US/UK/Canadian/Indian clients on various niches. He currently writes prison news for loved ones of inmates on the Prison Rideshare Network.
Shasta Groene at age 8 in 2005 (left) and today (right).
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Author Shasta Groene Plans Prison Visit with Man Who Raped Her at 8 (Video)

The victim of a serial rapist and murderer, Shasta Groene, is writing and book and planning to meet her rapist and family murderer in prison. But, why? Who is Shasta Groene? Shasta Groene, the lone survivor of a bloody family murder is writing a book. In 2005, the family of Groene was attacked and her Read More…

Drawing of NFL Player Colin Kaepernick Kneeling against police brutality and mass incarceration.
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NFL Players Reject Pardons: Demand Prison Reform Instead

NFL players have rejected President Trump’s request for a list of prisoners that he could pardon. The players request for complete prison reform instead. NFL Speaks Out About Mass Incarceration NFL players have made it clear to President Trump. They possess the right to speak on politics and social injustice. They got the fact across Read More…

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Does the BOP’s New Prison Policy Endanger Transgender Inmates?

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has been warned that its new policy of housing transgender inmates with other prisoners will be counter-productive and dangerous. A coalition of more than 100 civil rights organizations has written to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) asking it to reverse a new prison policy that could put transgender Read More…

Detainees sleep and watch television in a holding cell where hundreds of illegal immigrants are housed together.
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Democrats Fight Back Tears After Visiting Prison Housing Illegal Immigrants

A team of congressmen from Oregon visited a federal illegal immigrant prison facility to see the conditions under which immigrant parents are being housed. The four Democrats visited Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution in Oregon expressed dismay at what the Trump administration is doing to distraught immigrants. Worse of all is how the government is separating immigrant parents from Read More…

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Women Behind Bars: Drug Addiction & Lack of Resources Perpetuate Recidivism Cycle

Women Behind Bars is a prison TV series that reveals drugs is the main reason ladies return back to jail over and over again. Without resources or drug programs to help them, the cycle continues. A lifetime of drug dependency keeps sending thousands of American women back to jails. Many of these incarcerated women have Read More…

Muslims on Ramadan praying before they enjoy a meal with each other.
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Judge Orders Fasting Inmates in Washington Be Given Ramadan Meals

A federal court judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide adequate Ramadan meals to incarcerated Muslims during their fasting. US District Judge Ronald Leighton has responded to a lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The lawsuit, filed on behalf of four inmates at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, Read More…

A young Cyntoia Brown looking uneasy during her trial.
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Will Federal Appeals Court Issue Clemency for Cyntoia Brown’s Teen Life Sentence?

Cyntoia Brown was tried as an adult when she was just 16 years old. She is still serving life in prison 14 years later. in 2004, she was convicted of murdering a 43-year-old man who’d picked her up to have sex with her. A federal appeals court hearing her case for leniency in her sentence will Read More…

Kim Kardashian stood strong in her quest to have President Trump release Alice Johnson from federal prison.
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Prison Reform News: Kim Kardashian Successfully Lobbies For Freedom for Alice Johnson

Kim Kardashian met with President Trump to discuss prison reform and the release of Alice Marie Johnson. Just a week later, Trump ordered Johnson’s release. Not everyone is a fan of Kim Kardashian. In fact, the reality TV star is not in everyone’s good graces. But sentiments aside, Kim should be credited when she does Read More…

Anthony Dixon will finally be released from Florida prison system at age 57.
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14-Year-Old Teen Convicted As Adult Lifer in 1975 to Be Released at Age 57

In 1975, 14-year-old teen Anthony Dixon convicted as an adult was sentenced to life imprisonment for sexual battery. He was sentenced to life in prison as a teen. Dixon wasn’t given a trial, and no evidence was presented against him. He will be released after serving 43 years in prison, at the ripe age of 57. Teen Read More…

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Girls Incarcerated Update: Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility Is Now Closed

The Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility is a prison for teen girls located in Indiana. It was featured in the Netflix documentary Girls Incarcerated: Young and Locked Up, and has now shut down. All of the young ladies at the facility have been moved to another juvenile prison facilities. Girls Incarcerated: A Look Inside Madison Juvenile Correctional Read More…