Prison inmates from Delaware that will take part in the prison transfer to Pennsylvania.
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Hundreds of Inmates Affected by Delaware to Pennsylvania Transfer

Hundreds of inmates are being transferred from Delaware to Pennsylvania. The Carney administration is doing this to save on correctional officers’ overtime pay. The transfer will take place over several months. The Pennsylvania Transfer Aims at Cutting Prison Costs According to Delaware prisons spokeswoman Jayme Gravell, the Pennsylvania Department of corrections will accept at most Read More…

An Ohio voting sticker discarded in the street, more than likely symbolic of Issue 1 not succeeding in the recent election.
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Issue 1 Ohio – Failure That Keeps Drug Offenders from Their Families

The proposal set to moderate penalties for a number of drug offenders was a failure. Ohio voters and families eventually saw too many weaknesses on Issue 1. According to early informal election results, the proposal measure was failing 65% to 35%. On November, 6, the Associated Press announced that Issue 1 had failed. Possession Charges Read More…

Denouncing America's "Debtor Prison" System, Sanders Introduces Bill to End Cash Bail
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Cash Bail System: How the US Punishes the Poor for Being Poor (VIDEO)

The cash bail system currently in use in the US has evolved into a monster that perpetuates poverty and inequality, rather than being a corrective measure. Prisons for debtors were abolished in the United States in 1833. However, it still persists in the form of the cash bail system – a system where people remain Read More…

Juvenile Offenders and Corrections Officers during a violent incident at Horizon Juvenile Detention Center in New York.
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New Safety Reforms Are Necessary At Horizon Juvenile Center

Teens transferred from Rikers Island to Horizon Juvenile Center are met with worst conditions. Fights erupted injuring 40 correction officers. The news was released that 40 prison officers were injured at the Horizon Juvenile Center in the South Bronx. This indicates an obvious need for a better solution to mend the state of the facility. Read More…

A noose casting a shadow in front of the shadow of prison bars.
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A Look at Suicide & the Prisoners Who Make Such Choices

Listed as the second leading cause of death for 15-29 year-olds globally, suicide in our communities is a serious health problem. Estimates show that a suicide takes place every minute. For each fatal attempt, there are as many as 20 non-fatal ones. When it comes to suicide, one of the larger at-risk groups is inmates. Read More…

A group of inmates being transferred from Vermont to Kentucky.
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Transfer of Vermont Inmates to an Unknown Mississippi Prison

Due to contract negotiations, Vermont inmates are being uprooted again. This time, all the way to a Mississippi prison. Which one is unclear at the moment. On August 27th, the Department of Corrections (DOC) completed its dialogue with an out-of-state prison. It agreed during the meetings, lawyers and state officials will sign the contract that Read More…

Graffiti meant to promote the 2018 Nationwide Prison Strike.
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The Largest Prison Strike Across the Country Revisited

On August 21st, inmates across the country began perhaps one of the largest prison strikes in national history. Spanning 17 prisons and three weeks (ending on September 9th), the strikes aimed at drawing attention. They want to put an immediate end to what they have termed “modern-day slavery.” To drive change, inmates turned to forms Read More…

ICE Lies - Transfers of Contra Costa ICE detainees sparks protests
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Hudson County Terminates Contract with ICE; No Detainees by 2020

Hudson County has announced that it will terminate its contract for holding immigration prisoners by the year 2020. The detainees have been held in the Hudson County Corrections and Rehabilitation Center. Tom DeGise, the county executive, says this will begin a path to exit. The county renewed a contract in July with the US Immigration Read More…

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Abolishing Prisons: A Valuable Movement or Just a Dream?

Trump and other political leaders are currently discussing widespread reforms to the US prison system. But there is a growing number of people who want to end mass incarceration and abolish prisons entirely. Much of the opposition to the current prison system stems from the vast over-representation of People of Color. Research by the Sentencing Read More…

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Cannabis and Criminals: A Modern Look at the ‘War on Drugs’

The War on Drugs was created in the 70’s to criminalize and discriminate against Black people and hippie anti-war cultures of the era. Trump may repeat history. There are the many names for cannabis: Bud Grass Weed Marijuana Smoke Dope Pot Greenery Herb There are just as many strong opinions concerning its use and the role Read More…