Meek Mill is a proud father who loves spending time with his son, even when he's on the road.
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Does Meek Mill Agree with Trump’s First Step Act for Prison Reform?

CNN’s Michael Smerconish spoke with Hip Hop rapper Meek Mill Friday on how the criminal justice system treats him, Trump and getting into prison reform. He tells the reporter that the system has ways of snatching up young Black men. Then, it keeps them trapped, even if they never commit new crimes. To him, as Read More…

Private Firefighters Fighting the Woolsey Fire in Malibu (NOT THE FOREST)
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California’s Wildfire Fighters: The Lions, Tigers & Prisoners

As both Northern and Southern California continue to burn from wildfires, there are three groups of men and women risking their lives to contain them. California is literally under fire… from the North to the South. These two horrific wildfires have already completely burned about 400 square miles and taken 84 lives. The California Department Read More…

Mass Incarceration of Children: Numerous immigrant kids are housed at this overcrowded tent encampment.
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Private Prison Industry Thrives Thanks to Trump’s Immigration Reform (Videos)

In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan embraced the idea of for-profit prisons. This led to a big boom. Today, these privately ran prisons are homes to numerous undocumented migrants, including children. Thomas W. Beasley Makes Private Prison History Thomas W. Beasley is a savvy businessman responsible for the big private prison boom of 1983. He Read More…

Denouncing America's "Debtor Prison" System, Sanders Introduces Bill to End Cash Bail
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Cash Bail System: How the US Punishes the Poor for Being Poor (VIDEO)

The cash bail system currently in use in the US has evolved into a monster that perpetuates poverty and inequality, rather than being a corrective measure. Prisons for debtors were abolished in the United States in 1833. However, it still persists in the form of the cash bail system – a system where people remain Read More…

Saundra Adams Cares for Her Grandson Chancellor Full-Time. He Has Cerebral Palsy Thanks to His Father Rae Carruth.
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Famous Prisoners: Where Are Cherica Adams’ Killers Now?

Rae Carruth was released from prison after serving 18 years for the murder of Cherica Adams. He didn’t act alone. So, where are the rest of her killers now? After spending more than 18 years behind bars for conspiring to pregnant kill his girlfriend, Rae Carruth was released from the Sampson County Correction Facility in Read More…

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…

Terry Carter was killed when his friend Suge Knight hit him with a car on the Straight Outta Compton movie set.
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Why Did Suge Knight Get Sentenced to Only 28 Years in Prison?

Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, the man who was acknowledged for bringing gangster rap music into mainstream, has just landed himself a mere 28-year sentence into a California state prison. The ex-rap-tycoon known as Suge Knight is one of the last exemplifying figures of the idolized, yet gory generation of gangster hip-hop. The Legacy of Suge Knight Read More…

Smuggled cellphone captures prison fire set in cell during riot at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina.
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Video Shows South Carolina Inmates Setting Fire in Secured Prison Cell

A video has gone viral showing smoke from a fire reportedly set on Tuesday by inmates at Lee Correctional Institution. This comes just weeks after a deadly riots broke out causing the deaths of several inmates at the maximum security prison in South Carolina. According to the South Carolina Department of Corrections, the inmates set fire Read More…

Inmates, prison loved ones and prison activists all want Riker's Island shut down for good.
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Local Residents React to New Jail Constructions in South Bronx (Video)

Following an announcement made in February, plans are underway to shut down the New York jail complex on Rikers Island. The jail will be replaced with smaller, safer jails that will be constructed in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Residents in the Bronx react differently to having a jail in the local area. Issues Read More…