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Break the Prison to Poverty Pipeline

By Clio Chang / USNews.com  Image courtesy ny1.com The New York City Department of Corrections has decided to eliminate solitary confinement for inmates age 16 and 17 by the end of the year. This resolution is a response to public criticism of abusive conditions at Rikers Island, which houses more than 12,000 of the city’s

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Using Education to Stop the Prison Revolving Door

By Lois Davis / AL.com  Image courtesy blog.al.com According to the Department of Justice, in 2012, Alabama had the third highest imprisonment rate in the United States, trailing only Louisiana and Mississippi. A fierce debate has erupted over what to do to reduce overcrowding in Alabama prisons at a time when the state’s budget is tighter

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Hot Texas Heat Kills Prisoners In Their Cells, So What? Say Lawmakers

Lawmakers in Texas on Tuesday defended the lack of air-conditioning in state prisons after a report linked 19 inmate deaths to extreme heat. A study released by the University of Texas Law School’s Human Rights Clinic warned that the state was violating the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, and the human rights of

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Crowded Prisons, Unions, and CA Three Strikes: Why We Can't Just Build More Cages

This video provides a unique overview of California’s prison problem.  California’s philosophy appears to be lock them up and throw away the key.  The bulk of California’s prisoners are imprisoned for non-violent drug offenses.  The Three Strikes Law is briefly examined, along with so-called ‘mandatory sentencing’ guidelines.  Simply throwing money at the problem — hiring

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Why the U.S. Prison System Hurts Young Workers

By Elizabeth English ,Ryann Roberts  / @FortuneMagazine The mounds of taxpayer dollars spend putting people behind bars take away from America’s investment in education. It’s a fact that seems almost too mind-boggling to be true: The U.S. has 5% of the world’s population, and 25% of the world’s prison population.  In 2011, 716 out of

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BARE HILL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY TO OBSERVE 2014 INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY

MALONE, NEW YORK (USA)

Calendar Year 2014 marks the correctional institution’s second observance of International Men’s Day as part of the International Men’s Day “Healing and Repatriation” Initiative launched in 2012.  Bare Hill Correctional Facility’s observance of 2014 International Men’s Day is being coordinated by an Incarcerated Father who has served since 2012 as the Empowerment Coordinator for International Men’s Day at the invitation of the Founder of International Men’s Day, Jerome Teeluckingsingh, Ph.D.  The International Men’s Day “Healing and Repatriation” Initiative was inaugurated in 2012 by  the United States Coordinator for International Men’s Day and Chair of the 2012-2022 International

24 JUNE 2014 —  Bare Hill Correctional Facility located in Malone, New York will join institutions, organizations, and individuals in 80 nations in observing 2014 International Men’s Day on Wednesday, 19 November 2014.  This year’s theme for International Men’s Day is “Working Together for Men and Boys”.  

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Call to Action: Prisology T-Shirts and Sentencing Reform

By Christopher Zoukis Image courtesy prisology.org Today a new project crossed my desk concerning the guys at Prisology — an up-and-coming prison reform organization created by noted prison law expert Brandon Sample and respected federal attorney Jeremy Gordon.  This project concerns the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s approaching determination on reforms to federal drug sentencing and potential

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Should We Give Prisoners a College Education?

On Monday in Austin, President Barack Obama reflected on Lyndon B. Johnson’s legacy 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act. He spoke too about the policies his own administration has overseen, and the civil rights victories of recent years. But one thing President Obama has not been able to tackle is corrections

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