February 6, 2013

ACLU: Ohio Private Prison Unsafe and Disgusting

One year ago, Ohio’s Lake Erie Correctional Facility was taken over by the the Corrections Corporation of America‘s (CCA).  “CCA’s track record over the last year at […]
February 3, 2013

Wisconsin Prison Staff and Safety Concerns

An internal union dispute and shifting state oversight has resulted in confused and contradictory reporting on inmate attacks on staff and on vacancies/forced overtime. Someone needs […]
January 30, 2013

NY State Bar Opposes Long-term Solitary

State by state, sanity may overtake former prison policies. The New York State Bar Association has passed a resolution against the lengthy, and frequently unnecessary, use […]
January 30, 2013

Prison Reform: Texas Businesses Pressure Congressmen

It’s been a long time coming. But “it” is here: Texas Association of Business is pressuring Texas congress to keep people out of prison, and reduce […]
January 30, 2013

Countdown to Publishing Novel for Inmates

Prison Grievances: when to write, how to write, is at the publisher and set for sell in a week through Amazon.com. Author Terri LeClercq is quite […]
January 27, 2013

Prison Crowding in California: Gov and Overseer Disagree

The state closed 100 crowded beds, and Gov. Jerry Brown now wants the courts out of the prisons, and calls any further improvements to the California […]
January 27, 2013

Prison Suicides 1 Every 11 Days in California

Special Master Matthew Lopes is investigating California prisons at the courts’ request.  He wants to see all 33 state prisons but has seen only one–enough to […]
January 26, 2013

Inmate Facing 4th death date vs. DNA Testing

His defense lawyers believe they have proven 10 times over that Larry Swearingen was in jail when he supposedly murdered Melissa Trotter.  State prosecutors and the courts have […]
January 24, 2013

Florida Prisons to Offer Kosher!

Miami-Glade, never a forerunner of prison innovation, has nevertheless announced it would begin serving kosher meals to any Jews who request them.  Officials promise that kosher […]
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