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.
Mass incarceration leads to overcrowding and deplorable conditions in prisons and jails.
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Decarcerating America: New Book Offers 3 Tiers of Health Solutions to Mass Incarceration

A new book titled Decarcerating America: From Mass Punishment to Public Health written by epidemiologist Ernest Drucker goes on sale on February 20. This book examines the problems of mass incarceration in America and proffers three tiers of solutions to curbing the phenomenon. It addresses this problem from a public health perspective. Author of A Plague of […]

Prison Tourists Visit Cabarrus Correctional Center
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Southern Grace Distilleries Uses Old Prison Facility for Prison Tours & Whiskey Production

Eighty-two-year-old Cabarrus Correctional Center in North Carolina is now home to a whisky production company. The old prison facility that was opened in 1929 and operated till 2011 once occupied up to 400 prison inmates. Today, the prison facility situated on 21 acres of land is now a wine production plant to Southern Grace Distilleries […]

The Department of Corrections (DOC) in Washington is shifting to more gender-specific treatment of women in prisons. (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/MCT)
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Rates of Women Incarceration Worldwide Higher Than Population Growth

The rates at which women are getting locked up globally are becoming very alarming. They are thrown into prisons in every country at rates higher than the population growths of each country. To make matters worse, women are incarcerated for many offenses that men would walk for ultimately. With millions of women entering the labor […]

Female Hawaiian inmate Jessica Fortson is not rare. Prison and jail suicides are an epidemic in the US.
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Were Hawaii Correctional Facility Deaths Actually Prison Suicides?

Hawaii ruled that the 10 prison inmates who died in correctional facilities since 2015 committed suicide. But prison advocates say this may not be the entire truth. State lawmakers have also questioned the circumstances surrounding the prison deaths. Ashley Gray is the last Hawaiian inmate whose death was ruled a suicide. Kat Brady, coordinator of […]

Katie Irving was Empowered by the #MeToo Movement to Report Sexual Assault Committed by a Correctional Officer
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Kenosha County Jail Guard Lands in Prison for Sexually Assaulting a Woman

A correctional officer at Kenosha County Detention Center, Jonathan M. Kwiatkowski, is serving a 6-year prison sentence for sexually assaulting a women inmate. Thirty-one-year-old Katie Irving filed a lawsuit against the prison guard for the assault. Irving is a free woman today, and living clean and sober. Her story of sexual abuse in Kenosha County […]

Graduate of the Adams State University Prison College Program
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Hundreds of Prison Inmates Find Education & Friends via Prison College Program

Two Prison College Program instructors help inmates attain their academic goals via mail correspondence. These inmates share their coursework and also unburden their minds via letters. The letters are from prisons all over the country, and they are addressed to two women. Opening their mailboxes, the women receive correspondence written by hundreds of prison inmates. […]

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Charles Manson’s Prison Pen Pal Shares Recordings of Their Calls (Video)

Infamous cult leader Charles Manson may be a beast to many, but never to prison pen pal Ken Dickerson. They were pen pals for several years beginning in 2005 when he wrote the inmate after reading Helter Skelter. The aspiring musician and sculptor remembers Manson as an enigmatic prisoner who counseled and taught him how […]

Books are effective ways to support people in prisons, and help them stay sane.
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NY Governor Suspends Policy Eliminating Book Deliveries to Prison Inmates

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has suspended the new policy eliminating prison package delivery. The recent policy was set forward by the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. About the NYS Prison Book Delivery Ban The new bans disallows the deliveries of the following items to New York state prisons, unless they come from approved […]

Mississippi Burning: Edgar Ray Killen Leaves Court on Gurney on June 17, 2005
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Former Ku Klux Klan Leader Dies in Prison for 1964 ‘Mississippi Burning’ Murders

A white supremacist convicted of masterminding the killings of three civil rights workers depicted in the movie, Mississippi Burning, has died in prison. Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, died at the Mississippi State Penitentiary on Thursday at age 92. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison in 2005 at age […]