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  • Humor saves the day in prison
    Jesting in jail: How one man used humor to deal with his incarceration
    I have read how Victor Frankl, the psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, used humor to give him hope when he was a prisoner in a German concentration camp. In fact, he credits it, in part, with his survival.But I have never actually met or known...
  • Light in Prison
    Connecting inmates with families via text
    A new nationwide service aims to make it easier for family and friends to contact inmates. TextBehind, Inc. allows people to send text messages with photos and/or money orders electronically from a smartphone or computer, according to the...
  • Prisoners being undertreated for mental illness
    Mental health treatment in prisons lacking
    Many prisoners in state and federal prisons aren’t getting the treatment they need for mental health conditions, a new study indicates, which may contribute to their returning to prison.State and federal laws State and federal courts mandate...
  • Teresa Giudice prison experience has two different stories
    Teresa Giudice prison experience has two different stories
    Teresa Giudice from "Real Housewives of New Jersey" has reported to prison to begin her 15-month sentence forbankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. On WednesdayPeople Magazine quotes her attorney, James J. Leonard...
  • prison rehab
    The New Year is extra special to one Washingtonian
    New Year's Day is a time of new beginning, rebirth, and starting the year off with a clean slate. Possibly, no one knows this bette than James Morris. Morris is a D.C. resident who was released from prison fifteen years ago today, January 1....
  • Inmate Douglas Kanko was murdered in prison
    Prison homicide investigation underway after stabbing
    A man serving a 55-year sentence at a prison in Carlisle was fatally stabbed by another inmate. Authorities report today, just after the victim was pronounced dead, that a murder investigation is underway following an offender stabbing that...
  • Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley
    Who was NYPD cop killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley?
    Now that the deed is done, the whys and wherefores of yesterday's assassination of two New York City Police officersare on investigators' minds. The man behind the killings,Ismaaiyl AbdullahBrinsley, is no longer available for questions....
  • Don Walker attending a  class at San Jose City College
    Don Walker's inspiring story
    Stories of people overcoming daunting setbacks move and inspire us. We learn anew how the human spirit can reach for the stars even in the darkest of nights.Don Walker, currently a student at San Jose City College, had a terrifying childhood. When...
  • Maduro
    35 prisoners dead, 20 in a coma after riot and mass suicide at Venezuelan prison
    Venezuela's justice system is easily considered one of the worst in the world. Drugs and violence are rampant and several facilities let the prisoners run the show, complete with access to automatic rifles. In an academic sense, it's best...
  • Giudice weight prison: Health scare for Theresa Giudice? Looks frail, says source
    Giudice weight prison: Teresa Giudice stressed, family scared with losing weight
    Bad news in the "Real Housewives" world with a Giudice weight prison scare: is Teresa Giudice not eating before going to jail? The dark-haired star is reportedly losing weight and looking “frail” before her prison sentence...
  • Nicholas Rider Wessel
    Bay Area man gets 10 years in federal prison for sex with underage girl
    A San Francisco Bay Area man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl he met through Facebook.Federal prosecutors say Nicholas Rider Wessel was ordered to serve the prison term by a judge in a Reno, Nev....
  • 'The Shawshank Redemption' is amazing
    'The Shawshank Redemption' is amazing
    Prisons, as yesterday’s review of “The Count of Monte Cristo” affirmed, can be complicated and compelling settings for good story-telling. The way humans negotiate and assert power as well as the way they can come to care for one...
  • Prison Overcrowding
    Reducing 'low level' crimes won't reduce prison populations
    California's Prop 47, which passed during the 2014 midterm elections, is designed to reduce penalties for "lower-level crimes" such as "shoplifting, forgery, fraud, petty theft, and possession of small amounts of drugs including...
  • Teresa Giudice prison time is near
    Teresa Giudice prison time is near: Rules prevent online chats with children
    Teresa Giudice was sentenced to a prison term and that time is getting closer by the day. In just two months she will be sent to a prison in West Virginia with no way her children can come to visit with their mother. Reports from Radar Online...
  • Sgt T and sis.
    Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi finally freed from Mexican prison
    A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of the long held Marine Sergeant who's been imprisoned for months south of the border. As reported by Fox News and also the Associated Press (via KUSI San Diego) both on Oct. 31, 2014, the two...