Skip to main content

The Latest

  • Prisons are Full of Long-Term Incarcerates
    The Social Cost of High Prison Rates
    A report published by The Hamilton Project, affiliated with the Brookings Institution indicates that crime rates have dropped 45 percent in the past fifteen years, since 1990. However, even though the crime rate has been reduced the number of...
  • teamsters
    New officers come onboard amid increased assaults
    While inmate safety is one of the primary components to incarceration related issues, another key component would be the safety of the guards.This is the concern of 23 new officers of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections ...
  • Henderson Schools Guide: Are portable classrooms the answer?
    Henderson Schools Guide: Are portable classrooms the answer?
    There has been a series of articles in the Las Vegas Review Journal over the past year. The latest had to do with finding solutions to uneven school population.During Las Vegas' "boom," many schools were constructed within a short...
  • Illinois Governor Misses the Point on Prison Overcrowding
    Illinois Governor Misses the Point on Prison Overcrowding
    Over 2 years ago, the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), had in place a meritorious good time program, (MGT Push) whereas non-problematic inmates received up to 6 months off of their sentence as long as they had been in state custody for...
  • Volunteer at AS for cats
    Look at these beautiful cats waiting for you at the county shelter!
    Animals' angel CATHERINE ELLIS venturedout to the far east end of Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota (FL) recently to video tape some of the many many cats waiting there for if not a forever home, at least a foster placement to hold them over. You can...
  • Prison Overcrowding
    Illinois Department of Corrections Face Record Breaking Population Spike
    The IDOC is currently experiencing an unprecedented overcrowding problem. Having surpassed the 49,000 inmate capacity, the Illinois Dept. of Corrections have resorted to inmates sleeping in the hospitals and infirmaries. Cells designed for two...
  • Cathie Black
    New York City School Chancellor Cathie Black regrets birth control joke.
    New York City School Chancellor Cathie Black regrets the birth control joke she made at a task force meeting on school overcrowding. The school chancellor joked that birth control "would really help us" upon learning Lower Manhattan...
  • Q's Request
    Overcrowding in the USA
    An unfortunate state of circumstances is occurring in the good ole’ US of A. Not only are human beings suffering due to job loss and losing their homes, but it is affecting their beloved pets as well.Thankfully Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers...
  • Overcrowding worsens at LA County-USC Medical Center
    Overcrowding worsens at LA County-USC Medical Center
    Over the past few months, emergency room overcrowding has increased to dangerous levels at LA County-USC Medical Center. According to a report presented to the county supervisors, conditions at the emergency room were overcrowded for about 98% of...