There are issues within the US prison system that directly affect the lives of their loved ones on the outside. We are not advocates for prisoners. We are advocates for their loved ones. We report on the issues that cause stress and excitement in the lives of the family and friends of inmates.

Mass incarceration leads to overcrowding and deplorable conditions in prisons and jails.
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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 […]

The Department of Corrections (DOC) in Washington is shifting to more gender-specific treatment of women in prisons. (Mike Siegel/Seattle Times/MCT)
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Rates of Women Incarceration Worldwide Higher Than Population Growth

The rates at which women are getting locked up globally are becoming very alarming. They are thrown into prisons in every country at rates higher than the population growths of each country. To make matters worse, women are incarcerated for many offenses that men would walk for ultimately. With millions of women entering the labor […]

Female Hawaiian inmate Jessica Fortson is not rare. Prison and jail suicides are an epidemic in the US.
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Were Hawaii Correctional Facility Deaths Actually Prison Suicides?

Hawaii ruled that the 10 prison inmates who died in correctional facilities since 2015 committed suicide. But prison advocates say this may not be the entire truth. State lawmakers have also questioned the circumstances surrounding the prison deaths. Ashley Gray is the last Hawaiian inmate whose death was ruled a suicide. Kat Brady, coordinator of […]

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Women Incarceration Rates Remain the Same as Men’s Rate Decreasing

Prison population in most states has been going down in the last years. However, resent research shows that the number of incarcerated women is dropping slower than that of men. The Rates of Incarcerated Women Needs Addressing The study was conducted by the Prison Policy Initiative. It shows that for the past 10 years states […]

Mass incarceration leads to overcrowding and deplorable conditions in prisons and jails.
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New Statistics on the Decline of Mass Incarceration in the US

Reports show that high rates of incarceration do not help reduce crime. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, mass incarceration rates are down in the U.S. The increase in the incarcerated population in the United States has been a constant. With an increase that started four decades ago, it became a problem. Statistics on Mass […]

Books are effective ways to support people in prisons, and help them stay sane.
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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 […]

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Trump Develops ‘Bully Pulpit’ to Support After-Release Services to Fight Recidivism

Often, people leaving prisons after they’re released find life too difficult. This causes them to go back to their crime life and be arrested again (recidivism). Trump claims his Bully Pulpit will fix that. Donald Trump’s White House Deploys ‘Bully Pulpit’ President Trump deployed a bully pulpit which will help in turning released prisoners’ lives around. To […]

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NY Focuses on Making Inmate Care Packages Unaffordable for Prison Loved Ones

Care packages are a form of hope for family members send to their loved ones in prisons. Are New York’s inmate care packages affordable for prison families and other loved ones? These inmate packages simply remind the prisoners that they still have loved ones on the outside. They can consist of food or other goods. Are Inmate […]

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Mass Incarceration: Black Law Students Celebrate MLK Weekend with Film Screening (Video)

The University of South Carolina’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is celebrating MLK Weekend with a screening of the Rikers: An American Jail documentary. This year’s event is marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. After the film screening, a discussion will follow with a panel of experts. This MLK Weekend event is billed […]