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Joe Ricchio Goes Back to Jail.. This Time For The Food

Originally published in the May 2016 Issue of Dispatch Magazine

Illustration by Lewis Rossignol

“No, 30 days isn’t 30 years, but when you leave, you’ll definitely feel like you did time.” 1,849 more words

Joe Ricchio

Japan Earthquake Recovery: Japan's worst humanitarian disaster in five years -- Government scrambles to find housing for the homeless


© AFP | Tens of thousands have been forced to abandon their damaged or destroyed homes following Japan’s twin earthquakes

MASHIKI (JAPAN) (AFP) – Japan has resorted to opening a prison to those left homeless by two deadly earthquakes, officials said Tuesday, highlighting the challenges faced in dealing with tens of thousands who have fled their homes. 447 more words

Solitary Confinement Reform Signals Shift Toward Restorative Justice

A few weeks ago, I shared an article about President Obama’s decision to adopt the recommendations of a Department of Justice study, ending the use of solitary confinement for juveniles and as a punishment for minor issues, creating access to resources for the mentally ill, and decreasing the time spent isolated in the cell. 315 more words

Criminal Justice

Mz Jane's Correctional Facility for men.

It’s a theme I return to over and over again, each time with new insights. Could I ever really tire of the concept, or for that matter the practice? 547 more words

Christmas in Prison

It was Christmas eve and snow gently settled to the prison roof around Kris. He only wore his thin orange jumpsuit, but the bite of the cold was outweighed by the pleasant feel of fresh air in his lungs and the peaceful view of the snow fluttering downward. 352 more words


Md. Inmate's Mother Arrested Bringing Contraband Into Jail

WESTOVER, Md. — Maryland State Police say a woman has been arrested for attempting to smuggle contraband into a correctional facility in Westover for her son who is incarcerated there. 82 more words

CBS Washington

My Trip to Rockville Correctional Facility (Part 4: Prison rules, punishments, and the struggle to adjust)

By Lydia DeCoud

The various programs that Rockville Correctional Facility (RCF) offers get women job certified and prepared for professional assimilation once their sentence is complete. 924 more words

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