17-Year-Old Pedro Hernandez Stayed on Rikers Island to Clear His Name, Just Like Kalief Browder.
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Kalief Browder Debate Continues: Raise the Age Law & Rehabilitating Teens

The Raise the Age legislation took effect in New York on October 1. All youth offenders below the age of 18 were transferred from Rikers Island into juvenile detention centers. New York City’s Rikers Island is notorious for housing hardened criminals, yet teenagers sentenced as adults were once housed there too. New York Mayor Bill Read More…

A group of Issue 1 supporters posing for a picture.
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Prisons & Death: What You Need to Know About Issue 1 Ohio

Issue 1 Ohio is set for the ballot. It seeks to reduce the sentences for drug-related offences. There are proponents and supporters with their arguments. Coroners in Ohio have a big problem with an agenda on the statewide ballot. Their association has voiced their concerns. They state they will not support the measures that make Read More…

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Is Kanye West About to Become President Trump’s New UN Ambassador?

President Trump and Jared Kushner will meet with Rapper Kanye West on Thursday, October 11. They plan to discuss gang violence and prison reform in Chicago. Many people on Twitter are making speculations. They believe that it’s no coincidence that Kanye is meeting with Trump right after Nikki Haley’s UN Ambassador resignation. They are insinuating Read More…

A correctional officer watching over many inmates eating lunch behind bars.
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Prison Population Cuts Necessary in Overcrowded Arkansas Prisons

Jared Henderson, a gubernatorial candidate, has proposed a 20% decrease in the Arkansas State prison population over the next eight years. Overcrowding is one of the major challenges facing our prison system. With such high rates of mass incarceration, many prisons across the country are full and overcrowded. Overcrowding in the Women’s Huron Valley Facility Read More…

Two women and two kids outside the wire fence of the St Louis Medium Security Institution (unkindly nicknamed The Workhouse).
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St Louis Medium Security Institution: A Hopeless Place for the Innocent

St Louis Medium Security Institution is famously known as the Workhouse. A modern-day debtor’s prison for the innocent that needs to be closed. In St. Louis, the Medium Security Institution is famously known as the “Workhouse”. It is beyond a hopeless place and needs to be closed down. Organizers, the formerly incarcerated and lawyers continue 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…

#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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5 Podcasts About Prisons: Keeping Loved Ones & Advocates in the Loop

Podcasts are audio programs that go out over the Web for free. In this piece, we profile five podcasts about prisons that you can download and listen to whenever you want. They touch on subjects from life in prison to the innocent project.  5 of the Best Prison-Related Podcasts on the Internet Use these five Read More…

Drug Courts - Can we make them more effective?
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Idaho Courts Rehabilitate Returning Felons by Keeping Them OUT of Prisons

The special courts of Idaho target lawbreakers who are at a high risk of reoffending. Once they plead guilty, they are enrolled in one of the state’s special programs, instead of being sentences to prisons.  In Idaho, drug courts are just one of the many problem-solving courts available. Ada County’s Drug Court is one of Read More…