June 3, 2015

Prison Statistics Across Civilization’s History

Researchers have released a full graphic study of the history of prisons. No country has ever imprisoned as many as the US currently (except perhaps North Korea?). http://www.criminaljusticedegreehub.com/modern-prisons-predecessors/
May 26, 2015

Video – Terri LeClercq at Georgetown Law

Watch Terri LeClercq's presentation at Georgetown Law School. Click here: Georgetown Law School - 3-27-15
April 7, 2015

Spanish version of Prison Grievances hits # 1

Spanish version of Prison Grievances hits # 1 on Amazon.com
April 4, 2015

Georgia Prison System Focuses Elsewhere

Georgia prison photo reveals barbaric tortures; system is looking for the cell phone.
February 28, 2015

Writing Grievances, Following Rules

People inside jails and prisons should be able to file grievances and have them read for content and not mere technical error.
February 24, 2015

Freezing Inmates: where’s the coverage?

I've seen hours of coverage of Boston etc. reeling from the accumulated snow storms. I have seen only ONE article mentioning the prison population. (attached below) In that article, people interviewed admitted they just didn't care how inmates were doing; they were concerned about the homeless and animals. Dismal, dismal! Interestingly, this story covers a holding facility, where more than half of the population hasn't even been to trial--and are thus not even 'guilty.' I cannot understand the collective attitude toward people in prison. I really cannot understand how anyone could publicly say that 'they deserve what they get' as snow kills people across the country--people with options for getting help. These people Inside are our responsibility. They were not sentenced to freeze to death. Where's the coverage?
January 21, 2015

Moving Beyond Mass Incarceration

Prof. Michael Tonry offers 10 practical steps for combatting mass incarceration.
January 8, 2015

Payday Lenders Use Prosecutors to Illegally Pressure Debtors

Texas is special. The relationship between its prosecutors and political pressure and money is also special. Recently Appleseed uncovered yet another illegal string connecting them all: payday lenders report to the prosecutors and tell debtors that if they don't pay up, they face jail time. That's a lie. Debt is a civil issue, not criminal. The real criminals here are the payday lenders--and the prosecutors who go along with the illegal coercion.
December 19, 2014

CA: Inmate dies despite repeated medical requests

California prisons kill 3 more.
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