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Chris Hedges: Halfway to Freedom

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT Shows on Aug 28, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges discusses the business of privately-run halfway houses with civil rights attorney Stanley Cohen.

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Hunger strikes and contesting narratives in republicanism

Historically, hunger strikes and prison protests have been a recurring aspect of conflict in Ireland. Generally, increasing rates of incarceration have coincided with the continuation of a campaign of resistance to the status quo inside the prisons by demanding recognition of the political status of imprisoned republicans (as an overt and highly public critique of the legitimacy of the various administrations in Ireland). 531 more words

We Will End Homelessness Here

In August 2007 (Black August), I began a blog entitled Everything Is Hip Hop. I launched it with a post on graff, ” … 893 more words

Parts Of How (Solutions)

Inside Her Majesty’s Prisons

Alex Cavendish is a former inmate. He was moved between six prisons, and eventually was released in 2014. Adam Mac is a prisoner serving life at HMP Wakefield. 1,361 more words

Different Voices

Prisons are “violent and dangerous places” HM Chief Inspector reveals

 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke warns prisons have become “unacceptable violent and dangerous places” in his first Annual Report released today. 377 more words

Different Voices

Convicted Home Invasion Killer Tries To Kill Himself

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut prison officials say one of the men convicted in the brutal 2007 murder of a family in their Cheshire home has attempted suicide in prison. 121 more words


Philadelphia Inmates Get A New 'Leash On Life'

by Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Department of Prisons held a very special celebration today on State Road.

A class of inmates got a new “leash” on life as they gear up to re-enter society. 465 more words