February 19, 2013

Rational Approach to Privatization

Writing on Corrections.com blog, Carl ToersBijns (retired prison system manager, etc.) investigates how the state and private industry can work together to create better prisons. It […]
February 18, 2013

Post Release: where is the help?

A formerly incarcerated woman describes the suicide path of a 16-yr-old girl who bounced into and out of a New York prison. “Get out of prison, […]
February 18, 2013

Baylor Offers Business Certificates

A terrific writer at Texas Tribune, Maurice Chammah, describes an innovative in-prison program designed to help develop inmates into entrepreneurs. First they are taught and encouraged: […]
February 17, 2013

Closing Prison? Be Careful What You Wish For

So California is closing prisons and shifting inmates–into already crowded prisons. Victoria Law, of Truthout, is doing the new math: “In December 2011, on the heels […]
February 16, 2013

Don’t Snitch! Advice for Those Going In

Bradley Schwartz, once lawyer, then once inmate, is detailing his experiences in a continuing blog, Prisonpath.com. Terrific insider info! One suggestion I’m passing along because it […]
February 15, 2013

Debtors’ Prisons 2013: Late Renters

We seem to forget that the forefathers left England in part to escape the spectre of Debtors’ Prisons. In the new Colonies, debtors perhaps went into […]
February 14, 2013

Funding Innocence Projects

The Texas legislature cut 20% of law school’s clinic budgets last time around. Texas does not fund a state-wide Innocence Program, as some other states do. […]
February 12, 2013

Texas Pays $123 Million a Year to Private Prisons

Tex. Senator John Whitmire, chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, wants to close a private pre-parole transfer facility and a state jail, both run by […]
February 10, 2013

Captive Audiences Love Sports

Super Bowl means more to the captive audiences behind bars than it means to most free-world households. Sports Illustrated recently ran an essay from an exonoree, […]
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