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Unsold Stuff: No One Knows What to Do with All These Empty U.S. Prisons

Monday, October 20, 2014, by Spencer Peterson

Oregon’;s Wapato jail. Photo via KMD Architects
U.S. incarceration rates have been declining for the last few years. One unanticipated consequence of this very happy development is an excess of empty prisons that no one wants to…

Prison Literacy Project (Major Assignment)

PLP: Prison Literacy Project

The Prison Literacy Project is a proactive effort to provide prison inmates with access to quality literature in various physical and digital formats. 147 more words


Art Meets Social Justice in Scheherazade’s Diary

Over the reading week I visited our sister city and attended the Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema. Celebrating its 43rd year, the festival offers films from a variety of topics and technological features. 1,104 more words

Fear and Trembling

Twenty prisoners file into the room. There is a low murmur as they sit and look around. They look at you. Fear and trembling. There is one prison officer sitting in the back, staring into space. 414 more words

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250,000 Youth Tried in Adult Criminal Justice System Annually

Fact: Approximately 250,000 youths are tried in the adult criminal justice system annually.

Fact: On any given night, approximately 60,000 youth are incarcerated in a correctional facility or out-of-home placement. 27 more words


Castle Rock - Tough Town

Big Louie’s Lunch Cart opposite Castle Rock Prison

Ask Big Louie and he’ll tell you, Castle Rock is a tough town. Not only is it the home of Castle Rock Correctional Facility, but it’s the kind of place that you can expect your shoes to be stolen while you’re wearing them. 75 more words

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