Hurricane Harvey Causes Texas Department of Criminal Justice to Transfer Inmates
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Texas Evacuates Inmates from 3 State Prisons Due to Hurricane Harvey

Where are your imprisoned loved ones? Saturday, thousands of inmates from three different Texas state prisons were evacuated. This was due to the continuous floods due to Hurricane Harvey heavy rains. These evacuated facilities are located in Rosharon, Texas. Nearby Brazos River continues to rise from Tropical Storm Harvey. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice 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…

Lawrence County Jail video video visit kiosks stations
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Lawrence County Jail: Personal Visits Eliminated for Video Visit Kiosks

Personal face-to-face visits at the Lawrence County jail have been cancelled permanently. Family visits at the facility are now replaced with video conferencing. Video visit kiosks have been set up to this effect. Six video visitation kiosk stations have been installed at the county jail facility in Indiana. They are already functional at the facility Read More…

Florida prisons statewide lockdown is finally over.
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Breaking News: Statewide Lockdown Lifted at All 148 Florida Prisons (Video)

TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) The Florida Department of Corrections has announced that the statewide lockdown imposed on all Florida prisons is now lifted. All 148 Florida prisons were placed in immediate lockdown last Wednesday when the authorities received an unspecified threat of prison violence. The lockdown was lifted on late Monday afternoon. During the statewide lockdown, Read More…

Crystal Wyatt, owner of Philadelphia's Ride & Rebuild, poses next to her company van.
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West Philly Woman Helps Rebuild Families with Prison Visits Van Service

Crystal Wyatt is the owner of Ride & Rebuild, a prison visits van service. Her company is dedicated to giving Philadelphia families rides to and from prisons in Pennsylvania. It also supports the women who support men behind bars. Men returning home from prison face challenges beyond imagination. Reintegrating themselves into society requires finding a Read More…

Secret Life of a Prison Wife Video: She shares about having sex with her husband in prison.
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Secret Life of a Prison Wife: Bold Woman Had Sex with Husband in Prison (Video)

“I had sex with my husband in prison” is the bold confession of a Washington woman who runs a YouTube channel called the Secret Life of a Prison Wife. The Secret Life of a Prison Wife YouTube channel is managed by a 42-year-old prison reform activist whose husband is serving a 28-year prison sentence. She Read More…

Mecklenburg County Jail ends in-person visits, causing prisoners and their supporters to protest.
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Inmates & Prison Loved Ones Protest: Mecklenburg County Jail Ends In-Person Visits

On September 23, 2016, hundreds of protesters marching through the streets of Uptown Charlotte stopped outside of the Mecklenburg County Jail on East 4th Street. They were there to show solidarity in protest after Mecklenburg ends in-person jail visits. As some inmates inside flicked their lights on and off in recognition, the protesters chanted: “We Read More…

Life Behind Bars Visiting Hours is a documentary about prison visits... when the inside meets the outside.
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Life Behind Bars: Visiting Hours – When the Inside Meets the Outside

No matter how hard you try, you will not be able to understand what life is like behind bars unless you experience it for yourself. However, if you are very curious, one way to understand just a little bit is by watching Susan McGregor’s documentary, ‘Life Behind Bars: Visiting Hours’. This documentary was filmed at Read More…

Prison Visit a Short Story & Video by YouTube user Thee RDD.
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Must Watch: Prison Visit… a Short Story & Video

  Prison wives face a whole lot while their spouses are locked up, especially when they have kids. Travelling for hours to visit their loved ones in some cases and acting both father and mother figure in the lives of the children. Appreciation for being there and taking charge is the least prison wives expect Read More…