One New Mexico private prison is threatening to close permanently if authorities don't bring them more inmates fast.
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New Mexico Private Prison Demands ‘More Inmates Now” Or Else (Video)

Last week, a YouTube video was posted that suggests private prisons in smaller cities are demanding more inmates. One New Mexico private prison is threatening to shut down if more prisoners don’t check it soon. (Video at bottom of page) A private prison in Estancia, New Mexico, is threatening to shut down in the next Read More…

Meet Kayla, her father was incarcerated in 2014. Children of Promise NYC has helped a lot.
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Kayla’s Father Was Incarcerated, Children of Promise Brings Her Hope (Video)

In a TODAY report, we learned about Kayla, a 7-year-old girl whose father was incarcerated when she was only four. She wanted to spend a lot of time over the summer with her father. But, life isn’t that simple for this prison daughter. Kendal Felix, Kayla’s father, was convicted of kidnapping and murdering Brooklyn landlord Read More…

Camp Grace brought kids together with the fathers in prison they've never met in person for 5 whole days.
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Camp Grace Gives Prison Fathers 5 Days to Bond with Their Kids (Video)

The Californian published a news report about a program for prison kids called Camp Grace. For five whole days, these children got to connect with their fathers in prison, who they’ve never met in-person…. until now. It was a week of joy and emotional connections when Camp Grace brought children of incarcerated parents together with Read More…

Prison workers put in time to make the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility community garden a success.
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What This Indiana Prison Does to Bring Freshness to the Community (Video)

Monday, US News reported on community pantries being stocked with produce by an Indiana prison. The Wabash Valley Correctional Facility is helping fill food pantries in Indiana area with fresh produce. Indiana Counties the Prison Supplies This particular Indiana prison grows fresh produce and supplies it to community food pantries in the following counties: Sullivan County Read More…

Famous Prisoners: John Fox, who duped wine clients out of $45 million in Ponzi scheme, to be profiled on American Greed.
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Famous Prisoners: John Fox’s Berkeley Wine Ponzi Scheme Featured on ‘American Greed’ (Videos)

John Fox is a Ponzi schemer serving 6 ½ years in a federal prison. He duped his clients out of over $45 million worth of wine. American Greed will feature him on Monday’s episode. The CNBC show is set to examine the way Fox built his successful Berkeley, CA-based online and retail wine business. Eventually, Read More…

Lancaster County Prison's Warden Cheryl Steberger announcing changes in visitation policies.
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Lancaster County Prison’s Drug Counteracting Measures Negatively Impact Prison Visits (Video)

On Tuesday, Lancaster County Prison in Pennsylvania announced upcoming changes due to a number of drug related incidents. The number of drug cases they have handled for the first half of 2017 (13 incidents) is more than half of what they handled in the whole year of 2016 (15 incidents). About 80% to 90% of the Read More…

Bristol County Jail Bans In-Person Prison Visits
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The Cruel, Profitable Policy of Banning In-Person Prison Visits for Inmates (Video)

The first correctional facility in the U.S. to ban in-person prison visits was Bristol County Jail and House of Correction in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. In-person visits were banned, requiring visitors to pay for video calls instead. Rates and time available to make the calls vary around the country. For example, at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, Read More…