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.
Dead body in prison yard after riot at Lee in SC.
Latest News Prison Riots

Prisoners File Lawsuit After Surviving Deadly Riot at Lee Correctional Institution

Two inmates are suing the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) for the fatal injuries they sustained during a prison riot at Lee Correctional Institution. Seven inmates lost their lives in the chaos and 22 others suffered serious injuries at the Bishopville facility. No prison staff was injured in the brutal assault, but security analysts Read More…

Meek Mill is a proud father who loves spending time with his son, even when he's on the road.
Famous Prisoners Series

Meek Mill Uses New Freedom & Celebrity Status to Campaign for Justice Reform

Following his recent release from prison, Philadelphia Papper Meek Mill is now engaged with criminal justice reform. He joined Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Philly city officials to campaign for changes in criminal justice policies. Mill is using both his celebrity status and newfound freedom to bring about changes. Mills and top state officials convened Read More…

Rikers Island inmate Hilda Castenda hugs her prison kids during visit at Children's Museum.
Latest News Parenting from Behind Bars

Rikers Island’s Women Inmates Bond with Their Prison Kids at Children’s Museum

Women incarcerated at Rikers Island will be using art to bond with their children at the Children’s Museum in Manhattan, NY. This was revealed by Mayoral First Lady Chirlane McCray. The plan is essentially a pilot program between the museum and the NYDOC, with the goal of helping women inmates connect with their children. The NYC Read More…

Latest News Mass Incarceration Prison TV, Series, Movies, Games

It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It: New Prison Movie Addresses Issues of Criminal Justice

The US criminal justice system has no doubt failed us all. But film producer Madeleine Sackler is trying to change that with her latest documentary It’s a Hard Truth Ain’t It. The film premiered a few days back at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. It addresses the problems related to mass incarceration in Read More…

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Women vs Men: Inequality in Job Training Programs in US Prisons

Reports suggest women are treated differently than men in prisons in terms of the various vocational programs offered to them through the facilities. Men have more programs available that can actually land them jobs after release. Women’s prison vocational services are geared towards their gender and are very limited in terms of making them marketable Read More…

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Prison TV, Series, Movies, Games School to Prison Pipeline

Girls Incarcerated: The Pros & Cons of a Show About Teen Incarceration

Girls Incarcerated: Young and Locked Up is a TV show about teen incarceration… specifically girls. The show, which follows the troubled lives of 15 teenage girls in Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility located in Indiana, has received mixed reviews. Viewers get to see the lives of these incarcerated teens from the inside. The first season premiered Read More…

7 Prisoners Were Killed During a Prison Riot at Lee Correctional Institution. Their dead bodies remain stacked on the yard.
Prison Riots

Budget Cuts Blamed for Stacked Dead Bodies at SC Prison After Riot (Graphic Images)

A recent prison riot at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina left seven inmates dead. Lee County Coroner, Larry Logan, said the dead prisoners were beaten, stabbed and slashed in the 7-hour riot. All the deceased inmates bled to death. Their bloodied dead bodies were stacked high in the prison yard. Names & Causes of Read More…

Kalief Browder Quote: Ma, I can't take it anymore.
Latest News Solitary Confinement

Teen Solitary Confinement: Does America Believe in the Redemption of Kids?

In an op-ed published on in The Washington Post, former President Barack Obama stated, “In America, we believe in redemption.” This begs the question: Does America believe in the redemption of kids? The question becomes imperative when you consider that the US has over 70,000 juveniles locked away in solitary confinement, according to the US Department Read More…

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South Carolina Prison Inmate Reveals Modus Operandi for Smuggling Contraband

An anonymous prison inmate at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina blames prison officials for smuggling contraband into prison facilities. The inmate himself has a mobile phone and uses this to communicate with the outside world via social media. There he revealed details rarely revealed from the inside. A prison inmate at Lee Correctional Institution Read More…