April 29, 2020

We Were Conditioned to Cruelty – Rapunsel

How can we continue to allow overcrowded jail and prison cells? How did we allow the criminal justice system to increase prison terms so long that “once in, never out”? Perhaps our culture embraced it and taught us from an early age, taught us through children’s stories and poems and songs…
November 5, 2017

Hole in my Life, great “novel” “memoir” by Jack Gantos

Hole in my Life, by Jack Gantos (Square Fish 2002) Every reader will love Jack Gantos’ true story of totally messing up his young life (and […]
April 14, 2017

Terri LeClercq to speak at international Human Rights/Prison Advocacy Conference

Terri LeClercq will speak at the 7th international conference addressing Human Rights and Prison Reform. She will offer alternative but effective means of educating inmates about their prison rights.
October 14, 2016

Dept. of Justice to Investigate Alabama Prisons

DOJ to investigate unconstitutional conditions in Alabama prison system.
September 20, 2016

@MotherCalifornia traces despair into human hope

Kenneth E. Hartman was a street punk when he murdered Mr. Fellowes, and received Life Without Parole.  His 2009 memoir, Mother California, leads readers from his […]
June 29, 2016

Florida legislator discovers food illegally held

Florida legislator discovers food illegally withheld as punishment. State Rep. David Richardson, a Democrat from Miami Beach, exposed the practice and the guard has been temporarily moved.
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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