I wake up every morning to the sound of blaring alarms. The lights flip on and the guards start their rounds, waking the dead with their screeching doors and microphone voices. 800 more words
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SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has quietly visited 10 California counties this year to see how they are faring under his three-year-old realignment law, which dramatically altered the state’s criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments. 108 more words
Prison inmates in Peru perform ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
Well, this is a story I never thought I’d be reading.
In California of all places, prison doctors have sterilized over 150 women. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future. 302 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.
Obama has directed the Justice Department to improve its clemency recommendation process and recruit more applications from convicts, White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler said Tuesday. 450 more words