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Not for Girls?

With prison riots on the rise and the highest amount of women working in prisons ever, Grace Brewer explores what it’s like to be a female prison officer. 16 more words


German Memory - US President Gen Dwight D Eisenhower & The "Other Losses" of German Prisoners

According to Canadian Author James Bacque, Eisenhower personally, secretly, and with sinister intent changed the status of surrendered German soldiers from prisoners of war to Disarmed Enemy Forces. 21 more words

Art from Eastham Unit

To kick off 2017, two men at Eastham Unit in Texas have sent us some art with a message. These pieces show both the loneliness of living in solitary confinement, and the hope and connection to others that keep them alive. 26 more words


We tried the potato chips that prisoners are obsessed with — here’s the verdict

No one wants to go to prison, but if you end up in the slammer, there s at least one silver lining that tastes amazing. The Whole Shabang potato chips are a brand that distributes exclusively to U.S. 41 more words

Government Technology: Should Social Media Be Banned in Prison?

Government Technology: Should Social Media Be Banned in Prison? “Some think that social media is a luxury that should not be provided to prisoners for fear of organizing more crime, but others argue that social media is necessary for inmates to return to the public after serving their sentence.”

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Morning Prayer 1.14.17, Saturday of Epiphany 1

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.

Thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy, “I dwell in the high and holy place and also with the one who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the contrite.” … 2,555 more words


International Trans Prisoner Day of Action & Solidarity

Join us in Durango (location TBA!) for the 2nd Annual International Day of Trans Prisoner Solidarity. We will be writing letters to trans prisoners and more! 693 more words