21 Jul 2017

Are Children of Prisoners Doomed to Make the Same Mistakes?

There are almost 2 million children of prisoners, at an average age of eight years, in our country. Two million small citizens, many of whom have had difficult lives even before their parent’s incarceration, now suffer trauma, anxiety, guilty, shame, fear, sadness, withdrawal, and low self-esteem. How are they fairing?

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21 Jul 2017

Parole board votes to release O.J. Simpson from prison in October

With the ruling, the 70-year-old Simpson, who was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room, could be out of prison as early as Oct. 1 after serving the minimum nine years of a 33-year sentence. When the final vote

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25 Jan 2017

Warriors Visit San Quentin State Prison

Durant and Green Attend Annual Event Featuring Pickup Game Against Prison Inmates The Warriors made their annual trip to San Quentin State Prison on Saturday. As has been the case in each of the last five years, members of the Warriors front office staff and basketball operations department played a

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25 Jan 2017

Why do the innocent plead guilty?

WHY DO SO MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE PLEAD GUILTY TO CRIMES THEY DIDN’T COMMIT? Innocent people are pleading guilty to crimes they did not commit. It happens to thousands each year, and there’s no telling how many are still behind bars. It’s hard to believe that the criminal justice system in

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20 Oct 2016

Prison Guard Brutality In New York

Reports Of Prison Guard Brutality In New York Draw A Harsh Spotlight. The scene: A half-dozen white corrections officers at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., are confronting an African-American inmate named Leonard Strickland. It’s video of a closed world, invisible to most of us. “Stay on the wall, do

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20 Oct 2016

FCC wants to stop prisoners from making cell phone calls

Prisoners aren’t allowed to have cell phones, but the gadgets keep making their way behind bars — often with disastrous consequences. Contraband cell phones are a real problem. They have allowed prisoners to surreptitiously deal drugs, run illegal businesses and even organize murders, right under the noses of guards and

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20 Oct 2016

These students took a knee to protest violence against Black youth. Now they’re being punished.

After young 11 and 12-year-boys of the Beaumont Bulls football knelt during the anthem to protest police violence against Black youth, their local executive board canceled their entire football season, suspended the coaching staff, and threatened to arrest their parents if they attended any future games, practices or events. For

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12 Oct 2016

YOUTH IN PRISON BILLS PASS HOUSE AND MOVE TO SENATE!

Apr 28, 2016: MI House passed all “Youth in Prison” bills, HB 4947 – 4966! The bill package moves on to the Senate and are expected to be introduced into the Senate Judiciary Committee.   Following the recommendations from MCCD’s recent ‘Youth Behind Bars report, a sweeping package of 21 bipartisan bills, HB 4947

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09 Oct 2016

Parental Incarceration is More Damaging to Children

Loaded on OCT. 3, 2016 by Christopher Zoukis published in Prison Legal News October, 2016, page 60 Filed under: Advocacy, Statistics/Trends, Cost of Prison Systems, Collateral consequences of prison, Children of Prisoners. Location: United States of America. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on G+ Share with email

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09 Oct 2016

U.S. Department of Justice Finds Fault with Privatized Federal Prisons

Loaded on OCT. 3, 2016 by Christopher Zoukis published in Prison Legal News October, 2016, page 22 Filed under: Private Prisons, Corrections Corporation of America, Wackenhut/Geo Group, Management and Training Corporation, Prison Reform,Statistics/Trends, Cost of Prison Systems, ACA. Location: United States of America. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

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