prison reform Archives

Black Inmate Killed In Most Brutal Way Possible: County Rules It Accidental

January 27, 2016

Florida inmate Darren Rainey dies in locked, scalding-hot shower: Investigators clear him of wrong doing. In June 2012, Darren Rainey, a 50-year old schizophrenic inmate serving two years for a non-violent drug charge at Dade Correctional Facility south of Miami,…

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President Obama Issues New Prison Reform Executive Actions (VIDEO)

January 27, 2016

President Obama Tackles Solitary Confinement In Prison Reform Push Prison reform is an opportunity for second chances and increasing the public good. That’s what President Barack Obama argued in an op-ed published earlier this week in the Washington Post. Obama…

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University of California Divests From Prison-Industrial Complex

January 2, 2016

In December, the University of California system announced it would divest from the prison-industrial complex by December 31st by dumping $30 million in stock it held in for-profit prison companies Corrections Corporation of America and The Geo Group. The decision…

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Five New Year’s Resolutions For America

December 19, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, many Americans are starting to look toward 2016, drawing up lists of (probably unrealistic) New Year’s resolutions for themselves. Will 2016 be the year that you quit smoking? Lose ten pounds? Learn a new…

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