incarceration

It’s Official — Drug Abuse Is Not A ‘Black Problem’ Or A ‘Latino Problem’ (VIDEO)

It’s Official — Drug Abuse Is Not A ‘Black Problem’ Or A ‘Latino Problem’ (VIDEO)

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that Whites, not Blacks or Hispanics, are most likely to abuse “hard drugs” (cocaine, PCP, hallucinogens, and opiates). The study examined a random sample of over 1,800 individuals processed at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago. The researchers then tracked […]

Modern Slavery In Prisons So Bad That Guards Join Prisoners In Strike (VIDEO)

Modern Slavery In Prisons So Bad That Guards Join Prisoners In Strike (VIDEO)

For nearly a month, inmates across the country have come together to protest modern slavery. It began on September 9th in remembrance of the anniversary of the 1971 Attica prison uprising in New York. During the Attica prison uprising, prisoners took guards hostage and took control of the prison for four days. Media flooded the […]

If Writing One Letter Could Save Someone’s Life – Would You Do It? (VIDEO)

If Writing One Letter Could Save Someone’s Life – Would You Do It? (VIDEO)

Writing one letter could make a difference in someone’s life. A simple solution. One sheet of paper, one envelope, a  stamp, and a few minutes of your time. Are you writing yet? Women represent the fastest growing segment of incarcerated people in the United States. Over a million women are incarcerated or under supervision of […]

The U.S Jails The Most People In The World – But Republicans Think It Should Be More (VIDEO)

The U.S Jails The Most People In The World – But Republicans Think It Should Be More (VIDEO)

Republican Senator Tom Cotton has an asinine assessment of America’s incarceration and jail system: apparently, we are not jailing enough folks. Working with Democrats and other Republicans on a bill that will offer some sort of criminal justice system reform, Tom Cotton became exasperated and noted that most perpetrators are not jailed or punished enough, […]

This May Be The Only Thing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Ever Did Right

This May Be The Only Thing Maricopa County Sheriff  Joe Arpaio Ever Did Right

Prisoners and abused dogs might have more to offer each other than you’d think. Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been in the news for a lot of bad things, but few people ever discuss perhaps the one good thing he accomplished – the implementation of a program that has been instrumental in rehabilitating abused […]

Officials In These 11 Counties (Ferguson Is In One) Are About To Be Held Accountable

Officials In These 11 Counties (Ferguson Is In One) Are About To Be Held Accountable

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday that 11 U.S. jail systems will be allocated millions to improve conditions and reduce inmate populations. Each jail will receive between $1.5 and $3.5 million from the two-year grant. Jails in large cities like New York will benefit, as well as those in smaller areas like Charleston […]

Land Of The Free? Why The GOP Won’t Address Rising Incarceration Rates

Land Of The Free? Why The GOP Won’t Address Rising Incarceration Rates

  According to Roy Walmsley – the Director of the International Center for Prison Studies – the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. How could this happen to us? I’ve always been led to believe that the United States is the land of the free, and that our citizens enjoyed liberties […]