The illinois Women’s Task Force Initiative seeks to decrease the number of women in the state's prisons.
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Illinois Task Force Established to Reduce Women’s Prison Population

Illinois Department of Corrections has implemented the Women’s Task Force Initiative. The main purpose of the all women-led group is to help reduce the state’s population of women of IDOC prisons. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the entire world. According to the chart below from Statista, the number of US prisoners Read More…

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Pennsylvania Pushes ‘Clean Slate Bill’: Reducing Recidivism with 2nd Chances

The Clean Slate Bill gives non-violent, low-level offenders 2nd chances. It seals the past criminal records of those who have earned the right to start new lives without criminal records. Legislation is moving forward with support for the new Clean Slate Bill. Pushed in Pennsylvania by Rep. Jordan Harris (D-PA), the bill gives non-violent, low-level Read More…

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Basic Rights for Inmates: Ever Heard of the Transgender Offender Manual?

Trump’s Administration is at it again. They have issued changes in policy of the Federal Prison Bureau. It is aimed at transgender inmates. A recent lawsuit filed by three women inmates in Texas against transgender prison inmates. Their suit does not follow proper procedures for grievances. It may be tossed due to prejudices and biases. Read More…

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CDCR Sensitive Needs Yards Being Phased Out. Will Violence Increase?

CDCR is integrating all inmate populations and phasing out ‘sensitive needs’ yards for inmates such as rapists, informants and former gang members. Prison loved ones say integration will increase violence. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) plans on phasing out sensitive needs yards and programs to place greater focus on co-existing rehabilitation. Many Read More…

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The True Facts About Mental Illness Behind Bars & Mass Incarceration

When prisons can’t address mental illnesses properly for inmates, it becomes a larger issue of cruel and unusual punishment leading to mass incarceration. 1.2 million individuals are in jails and prisons each year. Between 300,000 and 400,000 are incarcerated on any given day. These are overwhelming figures for those individuals living with mental illness in 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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Prison Rideshare Network Launches Niche-Focused Business Directory for Prison Ride Providers

Prison Rideshare Network (PRN), a California based non-profit organization, is pleased to announce the launch of their business directory dedicated to prison visitor transportation companies.  LOS ANGELES – June 21, 2018 – PRLog — Today, Prison Rideshare Network announced the launch of its newly revamped Prison Rides Business Directory. This new online directory offers quick and easy access to essential Read More…

Sheila Jarboe-Lickteig, the owner of the Hand Up, checks in on former inmates in the dining room.
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Halfway Houses: Half-Baked Idea? Or Do They Really Work?

Halfway houses are options for inmates reintegrating society, but aren’t quite ready to return to their own lives. What’s their purpose? Do they really work? A few years ago, my brother moved in across the street from a halfway house. One chilly morning, he confided in me that he and his partner were somewhat concerned 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…