Skip to main content

The Latest

  • Mail
    DC area start-up makes getting mail to inmates quick and easy for pennies
    Kenneth "Kenny" Bell often recall of the 27 months he spent incarcerated in a Ohio state prison and uses that as motivation to reach out to friends and loved ones who have the unfortunate circumstance of being sentenced to jail or prison...
  • State of Black America
    Mayday, Mayday, Mayday theme highlights state of Black America
    The Washington, D.C. based Capital Press Club (CPC) celebrated its 70th year by holding a May 1 forum at the African American Civil War Museum. The forum’s theme “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday in America! – A Nation Divided Against...
  • The Sinners' Garden
    How William Sirls' Second Chance Inspired The Sinners' Garden
    “God must be in prison, because that’s where so many people seem to meet him.” Gerald “Rip” Ripley speaks from experience, having been there himself. Now he is not only trying to put the past behind him and move on...
  • The Sinners' Garden
    William Sirls shares his own past in hopes of reaching others
    “God must be in prison, because that’s where so many people seem to meet him.” Gerald “Rip” Ripley speaks from experience, having been there himself. Now he is not only trying to put the past behind him and move on...
  • Hill Harper shares with Brooklyn solutions to counteract incarceration
    Hill Harper shares with Brooklyn solutions to counteract mass incarceration
    He is not a preacher. He is not a politician. He is not a husband nor a father. He is an Ivy League educated actor who has made his life's purpose to influence, educate and to promote positive change within the African American and Latino...
  • Nevada Restraint Policy
    Nevada Restraint Policy
    The Nevada Prison Board recently revised regulations regarding use of restraints involving pregnant inmates following a 2011 lawsuit, which is expected to be settled later this year. The newly revised policy states that no offender will be placed...
  • Notre Dame hosts 'Shakespeare in Prisons' conference
    Notre Dame hosts 'Shakespeare in Prisons' conference
    On Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, the University of Notre Dame will be hosting the Shakespeare in Prisons Conference. The conference will feature artists and educators who perform and produce Shakespearean dramas in prisons across...
  • jail
    Penned from inmates, performance reaches Kennedy Center
    The Kennedy Center was the location for“From Prison to Stage", a mesmerizing collection of thirteen performances written solely by prisoners and guided to the iconic center by an area resident.The series of performances began with a a...
  • Incarceration
    FDA Rekotz Releasing Limited Edition INCARCERATION Cassette
    FDA Rekotz is set to release the cassette version of Sacrifice, the three-track EP from German-by-way-of-Brazil death metallers INCARCERATION. This instant collector's item is limited to 100 copies only and each order comes with an MP3...
  • wiki
    Conservative change in policy, could shake up 2016
    Conversations regarding incarceration and reentry takes center stage with a group of Americans that some feel are unsuspecting.Conservatives...yes, conservatives have been endorsing more "progressive-minded" outlooks towards issues...
  • prison
    Learning about life on the inside
    Have you ever wondered if life inside of prison is like that which you've seen on TV or the big screen? Well, the DC-basedInstitute for Policy Studies(IPS) will present a panel to cover this interesting topic.The event will be held atBusboys ...
  • Parole Diaries
    'Parole Diaries' premieres tonight on TV1
    The beginning of the fall television season is here and many networks are putting new programs in gear. TV1, a network that shows primarily African American programming, is presenting a new reality show called “Parole Diaries.” The...
  • Cannabis Facts:  Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson speaks out
    Cannabis Facts: Virgin Group Founder, Sir Richard Branson, speaks out
    1. It is undisputed that, in the 5,000 year recorded history of cannabis' medical and recreational use, there has never been a single overdose fatality.2. Andrew Weil, M.D. testified at a 1987 federal administrative hearing on whether to...
  • incarceration
    Being a father, even behind bars
    There's something unique brewing in the District of Columbia. A DC organization is trying to bring dad's to the forefront, and not just on Father's Day.The DC-based Hope House DC is an ingenious organization that gives children a...
  • Help
    The CIC is re-established
    Mark Conner is a DC resident who is concerned about his older brother who is incarcerated in a Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Oxford, 60 miles north of Madison, Wisconsin, but now feels better that the Corrections Information Council ...