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  • Criminal justice
    Getting smarter on crime
    Baby Boomers and older Americans may recall the “War on Crime” initiative of the mid-1960s. Beginning with a task force under President Lyndon Johnson, it became part of “law and order” candidate Richard Nixon’s 1968...
  • Just Mercy
    Reforming America’s criminal justice system
    Much discussion is devoted to America’s role in the Middle East. Dubbed crusaders by its enemies, the United States often is accused of inciting the violence that it hopes to quell. But Americans needn’t look half way around the world...
  • Ottawa
    ISIS large crop of thugs
    In the large context of global concerns, ISIS is a symptom of a problem. One view is that ISIS is an organization of psychotic outliers, thugs and losers who are leveraging the Sunni Islamic sect to justify its legitimacy.Problems:Middle Eastern...
  • 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...