Staying in touch with your loved ones in prison is not always easy. Here are stories, tips and news related to ways to communicate with incarcerated family, friends and imprisoned pen pals.

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Decarcerating America: New Book Offers 3 Tiers of Health Solutions to Mass Incarceration

A new book titled Decarcerating America: From Mass Punishment to Public Health written by epidemiologist Ernest Drucker goes on sale on February 20. This book examines the problems of mass incarceration in America and proffers three tiers of solutions to curbing the phenomenon. It addresses this problem from a public health perspective. Author of A Plague of […]

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NY Governor Suspends Policy Eliminating Book Deliveries to Prison Inmates

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has suspended the new policy eliminating prison package delivery. The recent policy was set forward by the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. About the NYS Prison Book Delivery Ban The new bans disallows the deliveries of the following items to New York state prisons, unless they come from approved […]

Going to prison does not make you less of a person. But it does make it systematically, intentionally, institutionally much harder to be treated like one.
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New Jersey Prisons Lift Ban on “The New Jim Crow” Book For Inmates

The ban earlier placed on Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness has been lifted in New Jersey. This was in response to pressures mounted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The book is a New York Times bestseller that focuses on the problems of mass incarceration.   […]

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Michigan Prisons New Mail Policy Helps Billionaires & Milks Prison Loved Ones

New mail policy has been instituted by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC). Inmates may no longer receive mail via USPS. Yes, you read that right! Officials claim it will curtail the flow of contraband into the Michigan prisons. This includes such substances as suboxone and fentanyl within the facilities. Well, this is all false because […]

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Prison Loved Ones Ask FCC to Take Charge Over High Prison Call Rates

Calling a loved one is one of the most satisfying experiences in life. This is even more true for incarcerated inmates calling home to speak to family and friends. Prison Loved Ones Call Upon FCC for Assistance However, call rates from inmates to their loved ones are expensive. This limits how family members get into […]

Until the end, there were still reported cases of new and current members and supporters of The Manson Family. At 80 years old, Charles Mason married Storm, and 18-year-old woman, and new member to The Manson Family.
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Court Battle Begins Over Charles Manson’s Body While It Sits on Ice at County Morgue

Charles Manson’s pen-pal and friend, Michael Channels, and grandson Jason Freeman, are locked in a legal battle over the cult leaders remains and estate. Based in Santa Clarita, 52-year-old Channels revealed Manson’s 2002 will sent to him by the famous prisoner disinheriting his children from his estate. He bequeathed all his belongings and remains to […]

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Wicked Practices: Replacing Prison Visits with Expensive Video Conferencing

It’s unbearable when your loved one is thrown into prison for a minor infraction. But, it’s just evil when the institution bars you from visiting them. Many prison video conferencing companies charge exorbitant fees to allow you speak to inmates via video screens. It’s is even more wicked when the prison facility forces you to […]

WMMT: Making connections through its Calls From Home program for prisoners and their loved ones.
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Kentucky Radio Program Connects Inmates with Messages from Home

A Kentucky radio station located in Whitesburg has taken it upon itself to connect prison inmates and their families together via a dedicated radio program called Calls From Home. Families Call Radio Station to Send Messages to Prisoners The WMMT-FM radio station runs Calls From Home every Monday evening between 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. During […]