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…

Genece E. Brinkley (left), the judge in charge of the case of Meek Mill (right).
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Meek Mill’s Latest Battle: Remove Judge Genece Brinkley From His Case

Meek Mill lost his appeal to have Judge Brinkley kicked off his case. Mill wanted the judge removed from his probation violation because she is biased. On August 21st, Meek Mill lost his appeal to have Judge Genece Brinkley kicked off his case. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied a motion filed by Meek’s legal team. This Read More…

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Community-Based Prison Program: A Prison Daughter’s New Journey

Today, I celebrate my 48th birthday. It’s a bittersweet birthday because my mother is still a CDCR prison inmate. However, she’s been transferred to a new facility, a community-based prison program for women offenders. My mother is now in CCTRP, a community-based prison program that allows women to serve the remainder of their time outside Read More…

#LetItFlow Social Campaign for Incarcerated Women: Christy Chavis
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#LetItFlow Leads Social Movement to Treat Incarcerated Women with Dignity

#LetItFlow launched a campaign that left one Arizona Republican blushing in his boots. Now, along with help from #cut50, this social movement is inspiring real prison reform for women inmates. Prison advocates have been buzzing loud about the way women are treated in prisons. They believe women inmates are stripped of basic human dignities, sparking Read More…

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White Boy Rick: The Youngest FBI Informant Ever Finally Gets Recognition

In 1988, at just 17, Detroit, Michigan resident Rick Wershe Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for cocaine distribution. It was the end of the Reagan Era. That year, George H.W. Bush became the president-elect and a gallon of gas cost 91 cents. And, the infamous White Boy Rick was born.  Wershe has spent 29 years behind Read More…

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Parents in Prisons: Health Crisis Plagues Forgotten Children of Crime in America

At least 10,000 juveniles in Philadelphia are affected by a health crisis. Adolescents and children with an incarcerated parents, also known as the Forgotten Children of Crime, exhibit health issues other children don’t. Many people cannot comprehend this. Individuals dedicated to assisting the vulnerable in society cannot understand this public health crisis. These prison kids, in Read More…

Policing in schools sends kids to prisons, adding to the country's school-to-prison pipeline.
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Policing in Schools: The New Gateway to the School-to-Prison Pipeline

In the past, bad behavior incidences were dealt with inside the schools and with students’ parents. Today, juvenile arrests in schools have gotten out of control. Bad Behavior Now Leads to Prisons Directly from Schools A misbehaving child is a common thing in schools. Some of the common “bad” behaviors include: Rudely speaking to teachers and Read More…

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Prison Workers Committee Calls for Action Against GEO Group’s NWDC

More than 200 inmates at Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Washington began a hunger strike on August 21. They also ceased all prison labor as part of the nationwide prison strike of 2018. Prisoners at NWDC have already gone on three hunger strikes so far this year alone. GEO Group, a FOR PROFIT private Read More…