Free College Education Program for Prison Inmates.
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Providing Education to Inmates: Smarter Criminals or Smart Solutions?

Providing education to inmates lowers recidivism. Yet, the government won’t invest in educating inmates even if it saves money in the long run. But, why? Currently, most Department of Corrections are not about reintegrating but about punishing. The deplorable incarceration and recidivism rates indicate a different approach is needed. Many inmates have turned to education Read More…

A group of inmates in face paint performing in an actor's workshop.
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Using the Arts to Set the Stage for Rehabilitation in America’s Prisons

Performing arts are an invaluable tool for rehabilitating the lives of inmates. Arts promote creativity and healthy engagement, improving inmates’ chances of reintegration into society. When thinking of therapy and rehabilitation, the last thing on a person’s mind is walking out on a stage. The idea of stepping into the proverbial spotlight is an anxiety-inducing Read More…

Shasta Groene at age 8 in 2005 (left) and today (right).
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Author Shasta Groene Plans Prison Visit with Man Who Raped Her at 8 (Video)

The victim of a serial rapist and murderer, Shasta Groene, is writing and book and planning to meet her rapist and family murderer in prison. But, why? Who is Shasta Groene? Shasta Groene, the lone survivor of a bloody family murder is writing a book. In 2005, the family of Groene was attacked and her Read More…

Trans Rights Are Human Rights
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Does the BOP’s New Prison Policy Endanger Transgender Inmates?

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has been warned that its new policy of housing transgender inmates with other prisoners will be counter-productive and dangerous. A coalition of more than 100 civil rights organizations has written to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) asking it to reverse a new prison policy that could put transgender Read More…

Detainees sleep and watch television in a holding cell where hundreds of illegal immigrants are housed together.
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Democrats Fight Back Tears After Visiting Prison Housing Illegal Immigrants

A team of congressmen from Oregon visited a federal illegal immigrant prison facility to see the conditions under which immigrant parents are being housed. The four Democrats visited Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution in Oregon expressed dismay at what the Trump administration is doing to distraught immigrants. Worse of all is how the government is separating immigrant parents from Read More…

Offender Monnek Hall, left, spends time with her daughter Ayona Hall, age 13..
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As Women Inmate Population Increases, So Do the Problems on the Inside

The population of women behind bars increases for their non-violent offenses. With 80% of them mothers, there is little support for their kids and families. It’s no secret the United States has a problem with mass incarceration. While we account for only 4.4% of the world’s population, our prison population makes up 23% of the Read More…

A group of mothers in prison with their infant children.
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Babies Behind Bars: The Positive Results of Prison Nurseries

Due to prison populations of women increasing, programs are starting to be created for mothers and their babies. Prisons with nurseries are one solution. Raising a child is one of the most rewarding yet challenging things a person can experience. It becomes even more of a challenge doing it alone…while in prison. That is exactly Read More…

Men in Prison Playing HALO Video Games
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Can Video Games Benefit Inmates If They’re Allowed in Prisons? (Video)

Video games are prohibited in most prisons. Yet, they can provide positive benefits to inmates, including improving precision skills and keeping idle minds busy. The entire industry of video games is shrouded in controversy these days. Do video games have a positive or negative impact on players? Do they have an impact at all? According Read More…

Women Behind Bars TV Series
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Women Behind Bars: Drug Addiction & Lack of Resources Perpetuate Recidivism Cycle

Women Behind Bars is a prison TV series that reveals drugs is the main reason ladies return back to jail over and over again. Without resources or drug programs to help them, the cycle continues. A lifetime of drug dependency keeps sending thousands of American women back to jails. Many of these incarcerated women have Read More…

Muslims on Ramadan praying before they enjoy a meal with each other.
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Judge Orders Fasting Inmates in Washington Be Given Ramadan Meals

A federal court judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide adequate Ramadan meals to incarcerated Muslims during their fasting. US District Judge Ronald Leighton has responded to a lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The lawsuit, filed on behalf of four inmates at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, Read More…