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  • California sterilization ban: Calif. bill stops sterilization of female inmates
    California sterilization ban: Calif. bill stops sterilization of female inmates
    A California sterilization ban, passed into law this week by Gov. Jerry Brown, will prevent mandated and non-consensual prison sterilizations from occurring – something that close to 150 women were subjected to in a recent four year period...
  • Pennsylvania woman blamed for rape
    Pennsylvania woman blamed for rape: Her own? Victim shaming 'at its worst'
    A Pennsylvania woman was blamed for rape – her own rape – by the state attorney general, who in commenting on the assaulted woman’s lawsuit, said that the victim “contributed” to her own rape. Throttled and left...
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane
    Pennsylvania Attorney General: Woman is to blame for her own rape
    A woman who was working as a clerk in a prison was partially to blame for being raped by an inmate, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in a statement released yesterday. In what is easily one of the worst cases of victim blaming by a...
  • James Neisler
    Man sues prison after losing his toes
    A Littleton man is suing Correctional Healthcare Companies after losing five toes due to neglect in prison, The Denver Channel reported yesterday. James Neisler has diabetes and was refused medical care while incarcerated for a DUI. He repeatedly...
  • Conner needs your support
    Conner needs your support
    Back in early June, I wrote you about two year-old Conner Bachuss who died at the hands of his mother's, Mashanna Bachuss, ex-boyfriend Ronald Saunders. Today, I received word there has been an update in the case. Saunders parole hearing is...
  • Berrimah jail
    Inmates escape jail just to sneak back in after getting drunk
    On Monday UPI reported that four inmates have been escaping from an Australian prison, though they aren’t sure how long it’s been going on. However, once they did what they set out to do—which apparently was to get drunk—...
  • The Montana Supreme Court
    Montana judge said 14-year-old rape victim at fault: Rapist sentenced 30-days
    Yesterday, the “The Montana Supreme Court” overruled a “lenient” sentence given to a 47-year-old teacher who was convicted of raping a 14-year-old student. The court also said Judge Todd Baugh showed bias when he said he...
  • Maggots found in prison food again
    More maggots found in Aramark prison food
    Just after the news coverage of the discovery of maggots in prison food in Michigan, food prepared by the same food service company -- Aramark Correctional Services -- was found riddled with maggots at a prison in Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch...
  • Price
    Ukrainian woman, Marine wife, in prison as MS-13 gang members allowed in country
    According to a video posted to YouTube on July 4, Oleksandra Bronova, a Ukrainian national legally married to Marine veteran Bryan Price, is locked up in a maximum security prison for attempting to enter the country. Meanwhile, TPNN notes, known...
  • Michigan inmates become ill after maggots and fly larvae found in a serving line
    Michigan inmates became ill after maggots and fly larvae found in a serving line
    Today, the Detroit Free Press reports that Michigan governor Rick Snyder addressed the media about a food poisoning incident at the Parnall Correctional Facility, located in Jackson, Michigan.On Saturday, several prisoners reported diarrhea,...
  • Woman dies in prison: 2-day jail time ends with mysterious debtor’s prison death
    Woman dies in prison: 2-day jail time ends with mysterious debtor’s prison death
    A woman dies in prison during a two-day debtors’ prison jail time, and the woman’s death still remains a mystery. “Did something happen? Was she scared to death?" Judge Dean R. Patton, who had sentenced the woman to the...
  • Jailed woman dies in prison
    Woman dies in prison: Pa. mom found dead in cell after 48-hour sentence
    A 55-year-old woman died in a prison cell and the public wants answers. The Pennsylvania mother of seven children was found dead in a jail cell with just hours to go on a two-day sentence imposed on the unemployed mom for failing to pay her...
  • Justice for Conner
    Justice for Conner
    Child abuse is a growing epidemic. It's hard to rationalize, but statistics show a child is abused every 10 seconds in the United States and today, 5 children will die from abuse or neglect. As heartbreaking as it is these statistics are...
  • Troy James Knapp: Utah 'Mountain Man' sentenced to federal prison
    Troy James Knapp: Utah 'Mountain Man' sentenced to federal prison
    After eluding authorities and being on the run for seven years, Utah “Mountain Man” Troy James Knapp, 46, wanted for a myriad of weapons and burglary charges, was captured in the snow covered mountains of Utah in April 2013. His...
  • PTSD
    PTSD…what it feels like
    She prayed to God; she bargained with God; she screamed to God….no answer came. She turned to the divine universe…she asked for the answer….none came…for just a moment she wondered if she should sell her soul to the...