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Orange Is The New Black

Orange really is the new black (and white)

Jul 21, 2014
A sheriff makes inmates wear striped uniforms after orange jumpsuits became chic.
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In prison and getting an education

May 26, 2014
The Bard Prison Initiative offers higher education to inmates.
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An assist for young men of color?

Feb 13, 2014
President Obama plans to launch an initiative to help young minority men stay in school and out of the criminal justice system
Posted In: prison, African American, State of the Union

FCC caps rates for prison phone calls

Feb 12, 2014
This week the FCC adopted new phone rates for people in prison, jail or detention centers.
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Going to prison can be costly for the whole family

Feb 3, 2014
Prison costs don't just fall on the taxpayer.
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In prison you get health care. When you're released ...

Dec 30, 2013
At last count, the nation was spending $6.5 billion a year treating mental illness, substance abuse and chronic conditions in prisons.
Posted In: medicaid, prison, health care

Are kids being mistreated in America's private prisons?

Oct 22, 2013
A new exposé in The Huffington Post describes startling allegations of abuse and neglect at for-profit juvenile prisons.
Posted In: prison, Juvenile

The economics behind a drug sentencing overhaul

Aug 12, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder seeks to scale back the use of mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes.
Posted In: drugs, Crime, jail, prison

The planet's most expensive prison: Guantanamo by the numbers

May 3, 2013
The Department of Defense wants to spend nearly $200 million to upgrade facilities at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama wants to shut it down for good. We take a look at the numbers behind the planet's most expensive prison.
Posted In: Obama, defense, prison

Philadelphia collects court debt decades later

Dec 20, 2012
Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, prison, Crime, debt, Philadelphia

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