Growing up, I spent my entire life knowing only one of my grandparents from both sides of my family. My grandmother, Wanda, is the best grandmother I could ever ask for as she has taken care of me like she was my mother. But a part of me always wanted to know more. This year […]
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“The Honest Struggle” captures a raw portrait of a man facing the prison industrial complex and the struggles of integrating back into society.
Last week, Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-New York, introduced the Kalief Browder Re-entry Success Act.
The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era executive order that gradually diminished the use of private prisons for federal inmates, a decision that reflects more heavily on Trump’s connections with the private prison industry than it does on Trump’s concern for the country’s well-being.
On Sept. 9, many federal and state prisons and county jails became the grounds for the largest inmate strike in U.S. history. The strike was a mass refusal, by inmates across 24 states, to continue to be forced into free labor by the prison system. Small protests in support of the prison strike called the […]
In 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 109 and 117. This legislation has attempted to close the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of California state prisons. According to the state Department of Corrections, AB 109 and 117 are California’s solution for reducing the number of inmates in California’s 33 prisons […]
Certainly, celebrities and athletes have an edge in rehabilitation for their crimes, something that Maurice Clemmons, the man suspected of fatally shooting four Seattle policemen on Nov. 29, did not have, but had a knack for getting out of prison regardless.
Almost every other month we hear news of another big movie-star going to jail and having to serve time for some reason or another. But for most of these stars, life behind bars does not look as bad as it may seem.