An image of kidnapper Wanda Barzee next to an image of Elizabeth Smart.
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Wanda Barzee: All You Need To Know About Her Release From Prison

Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper Wanda Barzee was released from prison. Here is all you need to know about why she was released now.   One of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper, Wanda Barzee, was released from prison. Barzee together with her husband Brian David Mitchell abducted Smart from her Salt Lake City home in 2002. Smart was 14 Read More…

Dirty Drinking Water
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Women’s Prison Serves Inmates & Prison Babies Copper-Contaminated Water

Inmates at a Nebraska Women’s Prison complain of dirty, tannish water. Reports say copper levels are too high, including inside the prison’s baby nursery. For a couple of years now, inmates at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) in York have complained about the water quality in the facility. This is the water they Read More…

Famous Prisoners Series: New England Mob Boss Cadillac Frank Under Surveillance
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Famous Prisoners: No More Freedom for New England Mob Boss Cadillac Frank

Francis Salemme AKA Cadillac Frank, the ex-boss of the New England Mafia, was sentenced to a life in prison on Thursday.  He was charged for the murder of Steven DiSarro, a nightclub owner, back in 1993. New England Mobb Boss Becomes Famous Prisoner During the murder of DiSarro, the New England Mafia was very powerful. Read More…

Hurricane Harvey Leaves Beaumont Prisoners Stranded, Limited Communication with No Outside Support in 2017.
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Hurricane Florence: Prison Advocates File Lawsuit to Force Evacuations

South Carolina prison officials are not allowing inmates to evacuate two of its state prisons in the wake of Hurricane Florence. An advocacy group is fuming about it, filing a federal lawsuit to get prisoners to safety. Wednesday, Nexus Derechos Humanos Attorneys Inc. filed a 15-page legal complaint regarding the situation. The reports says that about Read More…

Is Uber Ridesharing a Reliable Transportation Source for Newly Released Prison Inmates?
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Pennsylvania Prison Board Considers Uber Ridesharing for Newly Released Inmates

Should prisons use Uber ridersharing for newly released inmates? That is exactly what the Monroe County Prison Board has met to discuss. Is it a good idea? Residents who live by the jail in Hamilton Township, Pennsylvania have noticed inmates wandering around the area after they have been released. David Hunh, a farmer who lives in Read More…

Elizabth Smart's Kidnapper Wanda Barzee to be set free next week.
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Update on Elizabeth Smart’s Kidnappers: Is Wanda Barzee Headed Home?

On June 5, 2002, Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City, Utah home. One perpetrator, Brian David Mitchell, was sentenced to life in federal prison. The other, Wanda Barzee, will soon be released. Wanda was scheduled to be released from prison in another five years. However, the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole decided Read More…

Recently released Anthony Gay hugging his mother Shirley.
Breaking News Life After Release Wrongful Convictions

After Decades in Solitary Confinement, Anthony Gay is Finally Free

After 24 years of solitary confinement, Anthony Gay is finally free. Gay was incarcerated in 1994 for robbing a fellow teen of a dollar bill and his hat.   After 24 years of solitary confinement, Anthony Gay is finally free. Gay was incarcerated in the year 1994. At that time, he was a teenager. He Read More…

A group of protestors in support of the 2018 Nationwide Prison Strike.
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Is the Right Information on the Prison Strike Reaching the Public?

Killings in prisons, violence, and the strike has limited media coverage. The media has struggled to convey information from the prisons to the public.   August 21st marked the beginning of a nation-wide prison strike. The strike was fueled by many things. The sluggishness of the authorities to act is a main point. The violence Read More…

Graffiti meant to promote the 2018 Nationwide Prison Strike.
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The Largest Prison Strike Across the Country Revisited

On August 21st, inmates across the country began perhaps one of the largest prison strikes in national history. Spanning 17 prisons and three weeks (ending on September 9th), the strikes aimed at drawing attention. They want to put an immediate end to what they have termed “modern-day slavery.” To drive change, inmates turned to forms Read More…

Richie Merritt (left) compared to an older image of Rich Wershe Jr., the subject of the film White Boy Rick.
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The Story of White Boy Rick: How a Teenager Was Left to Rot In Prison

After helping the FBI at 15, Rick Wersche Jr. was put in prison for a life they helped. In 1987, he got life without parole at 17. He is still there today.   By the age of 16, most teenagers are experiencing their firsts in life. First car, first job, first love. Richard Wershe Jr.’s Read More…