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 […]

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Women Incarceration Rates Remain the Same as Men’s Rate Decreasing

Prison population in most states has been going down in the last years. However, resent research shows that the number of incarcerated women is dropping slower than that of men. The Rates of Incarcerated Women Needs Addressing The study was conducted by the Prison Policy Initiative. It shows that for the past 10 years states […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Fox Hints At Bringing New Iteration of Prison Break to TV Screens

Fox executives have come up with an awesome idea for a new iteration of the hit TV series Prison Break. We have the details here. Is a New Iteration of Prison Break Coming Soon? Movie lovers may look forward to a new iteration of the series Prison Break again. This was revealed by Fox’s president […]

Charles Manson seems to have two different wills with two different signatures. Which is legit?
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Fights Continue as Charles Manson’s Body Remains on Ice at County Morgue

It is becoming a serious matter to solve… who should get Charles Manson’s body? Michael Channels, who was Manson’s pen pal, together with five other people are battling over the corpse in any way possible. Michael Channels on Manson’s Body Remains At the very moment, the Charlie’s body is preserved in a California morgue. Michael […]

Kevin Gates Celebrates Father's Day with His Kids.
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Kevin Gates Plans Testimonies for Kids After Prison Release

Most of the time when people are released from prisons, there is this “new you” that manifests. Kevin Gates is no exception. He has his own plans and testimonies to share with the youth after his prison release. Kevin Gates Finds Bad Luck in 2017 Kevin Gates is planning on tell his life story while […]

"Roberto" was confined to a padded cell after telling his mother he was suicidal. It was his fourth stint at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School.
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Connecticut Divided Over Proposed Closure of State’s Male Juvenile Prison

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced plans to close down the Connecticut Juvenile Training School by July 2018. Now, stakeholders are divided over the proposal. The correctional facility is the only juvenile prison for young male offenders in the state. If the closure goes through by July, the 39 kids incarcerated at the facility will […]

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Long-Term Solitary Confinement Is Now History in Colorado Prisons

Long-term solitary confinement is now a thing of the past in Colorado prisons. Such changes in cruel and unusual punishment practices are long overdue. Colorado Still Uses Short-Term Solitary Confinement This was revealed by officials of the Colorado Department of Corrections following a five-year effort for change. Rick Raemisch, executive director of the state’s department of […]

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California’s Private Immigration Prisons Become Subject to Public Records Act

On January 1, the California Public Records Act went into effect. It holds private immigration detention facilities accountable through open records laws. This also put a freeze on the expansion of the state’s private prison facilities for immigration detainees.     Private Immigration Prisons Under Fire California is the first state in the country to apply open documentation […]