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Milwaukee leaders want state to shutter Lincoln Hills

Milwaukee community leaders are calling on Gov. Scott Walker to close the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake juvenile facilities near Wausau. The state-run prisons have been plagued by accusations of abuse – from both inmates and guards. > WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio

East State Penn

Ironically enough, Philadelphia’s East State Penitentiary was founded with the idea that isolation was the most humane way to rehabilitate criminals. It was thought that if nobody knew the identity of the offenders, then the offender would be free of a reputation that would threaten their career opportunities after serving their sentence. 125 more words

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Calls to close youth prison mount as female staff report unaddressed sexual harassment

While lawmakers are calling for the youth prison to be closed, a Lincoln Hills teacher is speaking out about working conditions for women at the prison, saying female guards and teachers are routinely subjected to crude sexual language and behavior by juvenile inmates, and that management is allowing the behavior to continue. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Information Sheets | Prisoners' Advice Service

Prisoners’ Advice Service is an independent legal charity that provides information and representation to prisoners. They have made a handy series of information sheets on a wide range of prison-related topics and are free to download. 7 more words

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Black legislators decry appointments to prison task force

Four black Democratic legislators wrote a letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) in response to appointing only white men to a task force that will study the efficacy of Wisconsin prisons. 9 more words

Anarchist Solidarity

Jock Palfreeman has been in jail in Bulgaria for about 10 years. Inside the prison he set up the Bulgarian Prisoners Association and campaigns for human rights inside the countries harsh prisons. 622 more words

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Roy Moore to Sponsor Female Teen Incarcerations

Alabama Republican hopeful Roy Moore announced that he is launching an urgent initiative that encourages female teens to commit minor crimes and further assists the Alabama judicial system with their quick incarceration. 240 more words

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