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Visitation in Prison or Jail

Most inmates want and look forward to visits from family and friends. It is a brief chance for the inmate to see a loved one and to remember the outside world. If you do not follow the prison rules for visitation, there will be no visit. All correctional facilities require a valid government photo I.D. […]

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Recidivism in Tennessee: Success at the Hay House

A new documentary, “Outcasts: Surviving the Culture of Rejection,” explores the history of recidivism and what the writer and director of this documentary calls the culture of rejection. The documentary focuses on the successful efforts and results made by the John R. Hay House located in Kingsport, Tennessee. In Tennessee, half of the offenders return […]

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Postcards vs. Letters

Starting September 1, the Hillsborough County jail in Florida will not allow the county’s inmates to receive letters, unless sent from an inmate’s attorney. All other letters will be returned to the sender. Inmate’s families and friends can only send postcards. The jail officials conceded that most inmates and their families have complied with the […]

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The Unholy Alliance: Prison Telephone Services

Prison Telephone Services Global Tel*Link is one of the major players in the $1.2 billion business of providing phone service to private and government prisons, according to Bloomberg. The Mobile, Alabama-based company has about half of the correctional phone services market and Securus Technologies has about 30%. Both companies make excessive profits with exclusive contracts […]

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Foxes Guarding the Chicken Coop – Updated

In May, Prisonpath posted an article about the cozy arrangements between Baltimore guards and the Black Guerrilla Family — the state’s largest prison gang. Tavon White, one of the gang’s leaders, pleaded guilty to various charges on August 6, 2013, in federal court in Baltimore. He admitted using corrections officers to smuggle in cellphones, tobacco, […]

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Solitary Confinement: California’s Nightmare

According to the American Civil Liberties Union, approximately 80,000 people are kept in solitary confinement in the United States. Although a number of the inmates are in solitary confinement because these individuals are dangerous to others or are in solitary confinement for their own protection, many inmates are placed in solitary confinement because of serious […]

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