Prison guards accidentally locked up a visitor for 32 hours. Trapped without food and water, the man thought he would die in the maximum security cell.

The Department of Justice announced that it will phase out its use of private prisons. There's no need for them with the declining population of federal prisoners.


Fresh off of her success from ‘Selma,’ director Ava DuVernay is on to her next project. It’s reported that the Los Angeles-bred director will direct…

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Pastor Jamal Bryant talks about the plans for his church, Empowerment Temple AME in Baltimore, to take actions against the prison system. “There are over…

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Charles Ogletree detailed the federal prison budget and staggering sentences for non-violent offenders at the 2013 Congressional Black Caucus. The Harvard Law School professor not…

A list of the ten most notorious prisons and jails in the United States which include the links of ADX in Colorado, Rikers Island, Folsom, and San Quentin

If you thought slavery or human exploitation was over, think again. Many human rights organizations are condemining what they call human slavery in which Wall Street investors and big companies are investing in the prison industry as they don’t have to worry about strikes, vacations, compensation time or unemployment insurance. They dont have to deal […]

When New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced in June that he will close seven state medium and minimum-security prison facilities, he not only put thousands of jobs in peril, he signified the political and racial divide in the state’s correctional facilities. Cuomo spared the state’s maximum-security prisons, which are primarily located in white, rural, […]