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New York Activists Rally Against Solitary Confinement

The Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement has organized a series of rallies around the state to protest the use of solitary confinement. Click on the image below for the full story.

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The Lunacy of Mandatory Minimums

I often post about my disdain for the American justice system, mainly in regard to capital punishment.  I have recently learned more about mandatory minimum sentences.   1,143 more words


More Parolees Released in Ill. with Far Less Funding for Programs

CHICAGO (AP) –  The number of Illinois inmates released on parole has increased as lawmakers look to reduce the prison population, but funding to help those parolees stay out of trouble has dropped dramatically during the state’s budget crisis. 185 more words


Interwebbed Cyber and Crypto News for Nov 23

Some bad news, kittens: it’s going to be Monday all day. Some good news: we have your links roundup, hot and ready and chewy. Brace thine gullet, you’ll need an iron stomach for some of these. 188 more words


Prison law failing trans people: the Round-up

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LGBT campaigners have called for an urgent reform of the law, following the death of 21 year-old transgender woman Vicky Thompson in an all-male prison. 625 more words

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Prison Guards Assaulted By Inmate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state Department of Correction says four staff members at Cheshire Correctional Institution have been injured in an assault by an inmate. 124 more words