A hispanic woman holding a little girl protectively, worried something will come after them and a younger woman in the background.
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Outrageous: Detained Immigrants Prefer Deportation to Living in Hell in US Prisons

A number of illegal immigrants  are being held at the Federal Correctional Institution in Victorville, California. They have expressed a desire for deportation. The immigrants would rather have it rough in their home countries than die in a US prison. According to a lawsuit filed against the government, the immigrants contend they are subjected to 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…

Kim Kardashian stood strong in her quest to have President Trump release Alice Johnson from federal prison.
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Prison Reform News: Kim Kardashian Successfully Lobbies For Freedom for Alice Johnson

Kim Kardashian met with President Trump to discuss prison reform and the release of Alice Marie Johnson. Just a week later, Trump ordered Johnson’s release. Not everyone is a fan of Kim Kardashian. In fact, the reality TV star is not in everyone’s good graces. But sentiments aside, Kim should be credited when she does Read More…

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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…

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Worley: Convicted Killer to Get Life Sentence or Worse

According to an article on The Toledo Blade dated April 3, 2018, following the conviction of James D. Worley for the aggravated murder of 20-year-old Ms. Sierah Joughin, forensic and neuropsychologist John Fabian hired by the defense, said in his testimony during the penalty phase that family history and available medical and court records along Read More…

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ICE Justifies Detaining Pregnant Women In U.S. Immigration Jails

In a significant shift in the agency’s stated policies, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said they will have no problems anymore when it comes to detaining pregnant women in its immigration jails. ICE justified the change citing that President Donald Trump’s executive order on required stricter implementation policies. This relates to the internal Read More…

89 year old inmate, Eddie Jones of the Coxsackie Correctional, New York
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Federal Judge Grants Compassionate Release… BOP Motivated?

U.S District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf knows a rat when he sees one. The judge is well-known for writing judicial opinions in cases that involved former FBI informant and mobster, James “Whitey” Bulger. He was skeptical when a motion from Bureau of Prison (BOP) was placed on his table. The motion sought for a Read More…

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Nurses, Teachers, Cooks Take Up Guard Duties to Fill Up Security Roles in Federal Prisons

Shortage of prison guards in federal prisons across the United States is giving rise to role reversals within correctional facilities. Prison employees who were not trained to function as guards are now drafted into the roles without any prior warning. It is either they accept the new security roles imposed on them or find the Read More…

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48 Year Old Dies in Federal Detention Center

Oklahoma City, OK: – Circumstances under which a 48 year old man died in a federal detention center still remain unclear several days after his death. The lifeless body of Darius Ghahary was found at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. The US department of justice confirmed the incidence and said investigations are underway Read More…