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Prison World–Clinton vs. Trump Debate

During the first presidential debate, Clinton called for reform of our system of justice. In Clinton’s April 2015 speech on criminal justice reform, she listed five points which included the end of private prisons. In the first presidential debate, Clinton renewed her call to end private prisons. She praised the Department of Justice’s announcement that […]

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Prison America–Inmate’s Strike Update

Photo-Austin Archives PrisonPath, at the request of its visitors, will post every week the latest news about Prison America. The United States has the most inmates and prisons in the world. We have 25% of the world’s inmates and only 5% of the world’s population. For almost three weeks, almost all of the media has […]

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Inmates Strike USA Prisons–The Unknown News Story

Picture of Lewis Prison by CBS-5 News Inmates throughout prisons in the United States planned a national strike starting on September 9th. Inmates in 24 states and almost 50 prisons had pledged to strike against prison slave labor. As of September 16, inmates in 12 states and 29 prisons were continuing their strike. The strikers […]

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Solitary Confinement

The United States is number one for the most inmates ( 80,000 inmates) held in solitary confinement ( also called segregation). The use of solitary confinement was stopped in the late 19th century in the United States because it was viewed as barbaric. During the massive increase of inmates during the 1980’s and 1990’s, prisons […]

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Dismas House–Successful Re-Entry

Dismas House (for more information: http://www.dismas.com/) By Ray Wm. Smith, Ed.D., D.Min. In 1975, the Presbyterian Church voted to prepare a position paper which would set forth a Biblical theology of the nature and value of human life. In the early 1980’s, I was the pastor of the Shady Grove Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee. […]

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Private Prisons for Profit

In August, the United States Justice Department announced that the Federal Bureau of Prisons will phase out the use of private prisons. This decision was based partly on a declining federal inmate population, but also on the multiple deficiencies of private prisons compared to federal government managed prisons. The Office of Inspector General released a […]

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