Tags » Prisons

Private prisons & Trump

Anybody who looks at the performance of private prisons can see that they end up costing us more, harm more people, fail to rehabilitate, and should not be used. 66 more words

Terrible Wrongs - Other Cases

Victorian Jail?

The UK has 150 jails with roughly a quarter old stock. HMP Shepton Mallet dated from 1625, Dartmoor 1809, Lincoln 1872, Pentonville 1842,  Wandsworth 1851, Walton 1855, Strangeways 1868, Walton 1855. 459 more words

Bishop of Southwark asks about prisoners on indeterminate sentences

On 20th February 2017, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood asked the Government “what is their response to the recommendation of Michael Gove, the former Secretary of State for Justice, in his November 2016 Longford Lecture that the approximately 500 Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) prisoners “who have been in jail for far longer than the tariff for their offence” should be released.” The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, asked a supplementary question. 158 more words


rutledge, mo / santa fe, new mexico

In Loving Resistance

Black Reconstruction and the Paris Commune: Two Momentous Revolutions

by Jeff Sorel  |  Feb 15, 2017

Black History Month brings back to life long-buried struggles of African-American people for liberation and justice. One of the most stirring such struggles took place a century-and-a-half ago during Reconstruction, when a revolutionary upsurge in the 1870s led to formerly enslaved people winning political power throughout the U.S. 1,156 more words

Civil Rights

Thinking inside the box: The life of a 'prison wife'

Like many women preparing for a big date, Sherri Maier washes her hair.

But then she also soaks her spare change in hot soapy water overnight. 2,188 more words

Local News