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…

Drawing of NFL Player Colin Kaepernick Kneeling against police brutality and mass incarceration.
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NFL Players Reject Pardons: Demand Prison Reform Instead

NFL players have rejected President Trump’s request for a list of prisoners that he could pardon. The players request for complete prison reform instead. NFL Speaks Out About Mass Incarceration NFL players have made it clear to President Trump. They possess the right to speak on politics and social injustice. They got the fact across 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…

Abuse at Wisconsin Youth Prison prompts concerns and lawsuits.
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Fox 11 Tours Wisconsin Youth Prison to Find Out the Progress

Just recently, the troubled Wisconsin Youth Prison known as Lincoln Hills School welcomed a few members of the Fox 11 media for a tour. However, no cameras were allowed inside. The visit aimed to find out about the changes being put in place to improve the conditions for the inmates and staffers. This troubled youth Read More…

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The Reason Behind Oprah Winfrey Prison Story Pitch on 60 Minutes (Video)

Oprah Winfrey believes the use of solitary confinement deserves scrutiny, which is why she pitched a story about the topic for this week’s 60 Minutes broadcast. As a Special Contributor, Winfrey details how she ended up in a prison cell at the most notorious state penitentiary in America: Pelican Bay State Prison in California (PBSP). Oprah Winfrey’s Day in Read More…

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VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey to Report on Her Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison on 60 Minutes Sunday

Oprah Winfrey was recently at Pelican Bay State Prison in California. She also visited the renowned Security Housing Unit (SHU) of the facility where tortures are alleged to be carried out. Winfrey will be broadcasting her report on the SHU on 60 Minutes Sunday on October 22 by 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT. Read More…

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Common, Hope & Redemption Tour: Folsom State Inmates Feel the Hope

Following the kick off of the Common, Hope & Redemption Tour,  the “Barbershop 3” actor, Common has brought his activism to the forefront with his very own “Imagine Justice Initiative” once again by adorning Folsom State Prison inmates with their very own private concert. And … the hip hop icon, poet, film producer, and actor Read More…

Common Hugs a Girl Named Red at CIW prison in Corona, CA
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Hope & Redemption Tour: Common Speaks to ‘A Girl Named Red’ (Video)

Common recently made some celebrity prison visits in California. At one prison, CIW, he dedicated a very moving performance to a long forgotten inmate. He called her “a Girl named Red.” The conscious Hip Hop artist spent a week sharing his sweet music with the staff and inmates at four CDCR prisons: Calipatria State Prison Read More…

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Famous Prisoner Da Brat Visits & Supports Former Prison Mates Where She Was Housed (Video)

Celebrity Prison Visit: Shawntae Harris AKA Da Brat may have been released from prison after serving her sentence. But, she continues supporting her former prison mates. Contrary to what many would do, Da Brat planned to go back to prison. This time, she’s not going as a prisoner, but to talk to two women who Read More…

Common visited 4 CDCR prisons during his Hope & Redemption Prison Tour.
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Watch: Common Uses ‘Hope & Redemption Prison Tour’ To Fight for Prison Reform (Video)

As a way to fight for prison reform, Common teamed up with producer Scott Budnick, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and the California Endowment to tour four California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation prisons in the Hope & Redemption Prison Tour. Video: The Hope & Redemption Prison Tour – Excessive Sentencing Earlier this year, Hip Hop star Common visited Read More…