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5 Reasons Why You Should Write a Prisoner

The concept of “pen pals” conjures up images of friends from camp and cutesy letters dotted with stickers. Individuals take up pen pals for a variety of reasons: to maintain long distance friendships, to connect with individuals from other cultures or regions, and to seek a community. 428 more words


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

Hobart, Whiskey and nostalgia

Tasmania is our second to last place we needed to tick off the “been to Australia and saw…” list.

We spent 4 days in Hobart, and only an hours direct flight from Melbourne.   325 more words

Food Porn

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