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What Really Happens in American Jails

Will prisons ever open up to journalists? Too often, public officials have the final say on how much the public knows about what happens in America’s jails By Jessica Pupovac (Credit: iStockphoto/gioadventures) This article originally appeared on The Crime Report, the nation’s largest criminal justice news source. Many states make it extremely difficult for journalists […]

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President-elect Trump & the 39%

On December 9, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law released a compelling report about the disturbing state of our criminal justice system. 39% of the current prison population is locked up with very little public safety reason for their incarceration. This statistic is important because the United States has the most […]

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Racial Bias in our Prisons

It was announced yesterday that Gov. Cuomo of New York has launched a formal inquiry into racial bias in New York’s state prison system. The New York state probe was the result of an investigation–news report by the New York Times. The newspaper’s report revealed that black prisoners were punished at higher rates than white […]

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Prison Reform under Trump?

Photo–Getty What do we know about our future president’s policies on prison reform. We do know that private prison’s stocks sky rocketed the day after he was elected. CoreCivic’s (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) shares increased 43 percent. Private prison’s stocks had fallen over the last 18 months after government reports revealed inadequate services for […]

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Voter Suppression–2016 Election

Disenfranchised Voters Infographic Almost six million Americans are disenfranchised from voting even if the former inmates are again productive members of society who pay taxes. Several states do not restore the right to vote upon completion of the sentence. Thirteen states allow probationers and parolees the right to vote and nineteen states allow former inmates […]

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Maryland Scandal-80 Indicted-18 Correctional Officers

Once more, scandal has rocked the Maryland Department of Corrections. On October 5, Federal prosecutors indicted 80 individuals including 18 #correctional officers of participating in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs, cellphones, and other contraband into the Eastern Correctional prison. #Eastern Correctional Institution, Maryland’s largest state prison, has almost 3400 inmates. With the 18 correctional officers, […]

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The Media is Silent–National Prison Strike

Why is the media silent about the national #prison strike? For almost four weeks, almost all of the media has ignored the first national inmate strike that started on September 9th. Where are the reports on national television news or the stories in our newspapers and magazines about the inmate’s strike? The activists in 20 […]

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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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