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FIRST STEP Act: The Right Step Toward Prison Reform?

The Prison Reform and Redemption Act has been renamed the First Step Act. This act is a ‘step’ in the right direction and supported by many conservative groups. Federal sentencing laws are still unaffected by the act and are the real issue. Advocacy group and loved ones say they are in need of serious reform. Read More…

Ahmed Mohamed was a 14 year old boy in Texas when he was arrested for bringing a clock to school that administrators mistook for a bomb.
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The Lives of 4 Teens Incarcerated: Accepting Their Fates While Behind Bars

Detained juveniles are often scared kids who feel they were never heard or supported by their families. These ‘villains’ can be victims, who repeat the cycles of incarceration as they head towards adulthood. Even so, they’ve accepted their fates while in jail. This is the stories of four incarcerated youth living their lives behind bars. 4 Read More…

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Girls Incarcerated Update: Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility Is Now Closed

The Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility is a prison for teen girls located in Indiana. It was featured in the Netflix documentary Girls Incarcerated: Young and Locked Up, and has now shut down. All of the young ladies at the facility have been moved to another juvenile prison facilities. Girls Incarcerated: A Look Inside Madison Juvenile Correctional Read More…

Dead body in prison yard after riot at Lee in SC.
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Prisoners File Lawsuit After Surviving Deadly Riot at Lee Correctional Institution

Two inmates are suing the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) for the fatal injuries they sustained during a prison riot at Lee Correctional Institution. Seven inmates lost their lives in the chaos and 22 others suffered serious injuries at the Bishopville facility. No prison staff was injured in the brutal assault, but security analysts Read More…

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Meek Mill Released from Prison; Becomes New Voice for Reform

After being sentenced to four years in prison for violating his probation for a conviction from 2008, Meek Mill has been released by order of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Activists for prison reform are calling the sentencing excessive and unjust. He has received support from the celebrity community. Meek Mill’s Live Interview with CBS Robert Read More…

Rikers Island inmate Hilda Castenda hugs her prison kids during visit at Children's Museum.
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Rikers Island’s Women Inmates Bond with Their Prison Kids at Children’s Museum

Women incarcerated at Rikers Island will be using art to bond with their children at the Children’s Museum in Manhattan, NY. This was revealed by Mayoral First Lady Chirlane McCray. The plan is essentially a pilot program between the museum and the NYDOC, with the goal of helping women inmates connect with their children. The NYC Read More…