California prisons crack down on social media

Aug 9, 2011
Yesterday California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation administrators announced that they've had enough of the whole mess. Officials are...

Chinese prisoners forced to play video games

May 27, 2011
That's the claim that a former prisoner made to the London newspaper The Guardian. He said that prisoners were forced by prison guards to play...

Computer programs errors released violent people from prison

May 27, 2011
Because of computer errors, prison officials in California released 450 inmates with a "high risk of violence" by mistake. These inmates were...

Typewriters, contrary to reports, not quite dead yet

Apr 26, 2011
There's a story floating around the wires about a typewriter factory in India closing its doors forever, thus ending the era of the typewriter....

Phones in prisons

Jan 3, 2011
The New York Times reports on the growing number of smartphones in prisons, where phones are a federal felony that comes with a sentence of an...