September 3, 2015

Inmate Attributes Turn-Around to BOOKS

Sentenced at 16. Left to rot until he was 24. But Reginald Dwayne Betts Jr. took a book with him, and he found others. Some books found him. Today he is in higher education, and publishing essays and books and poetry. It can happen. Dwayne is now finishing Yale Law School Send a book to someone Inside today and see what will happen. Dare you
September 1, 2015

Prison Heat! Columbia Law School Notices

Texas prisons do not have air conditioning despite record-setting heat 6 months each year. Until recently, few have cared outside the prison family circles. Now, though, with a renewed interest in prison architecture, prison sentencing, prison solitary, prison abuse of juveniles and the mentally ill--now inmate problems have attracted the attention and study of academics who are joining in the national cry to fix prison conditions. A major step forward is the paper just published by Colombia Law School visiting scholar Daniel Holt. Heat in U.S. Prisons and Jails: Corrections and the Challenge of Climate Change traces the problems caused by both rising temperatures and lower interest in prison populations.
August 25, 2015

Michigan Jail Cannot Suppress Legal Mail, News

Michigan jail found guilty of suppressing legal mail. Livingston County jail now required to allow ACLU mail and Prison Legal News.
August 21, 2015

Solitary Confinement May Be a Torture of thePast

A recent Supreme Court decision allowed Justice Kennedy to wax eloquently about the horrors of solitary confinement. He mentioned youth and also the mentally ill--and those who become mentally ill after being deprived of human contact. Most of us already knew the consequences. But an authority with real power has brought the subject into the open and into the court rooms. Let's hope this barbaric practice is declared illegal and unconstitutional. Soon.
July 12, 2015

Not All Sex Offenders Are Pedophiles!

The law doesn't distinguish between sex offenders, and, well, sex offenders who attack children. We need a new vocabulary, and we need better laws. The law does not distinguish between those who watch pornography an those who profit from it, or who watch child porn. When viewers get caught in these stings, they go down. Way down. We need a better vocabulary, and better laws.
June 29, 2015

Well-written, informative Prison Diary

Blog reveals life behind the bars:
June 18, 2015

Zoukis’ College for Convicts: a Convincing Argument

#collegeforconvicts offers both an expansive argument for educational opportunities plus appendices of useful information to help inmates find those opportunities.
June 18, 2015

Whack-a-Mole! Miss Judge Notices Prison Shifts

Mississippi private prison corporation tries to trick federal judge. He notices...
June 17, 2015

Texas inmate, Stage 4 cancer, denied parole 10 times, RELEASED!

Texas inmate with Stage 4 cancer throughout denied parole for 10th time.
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