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Men in Prison, and the Women Who Love to Date Themnew

Women find true love writing letters to prisoners, dating and sometimes marrying them, too.
New Haven Advocate  |  Brianna Snyder  |  02-17-2009  |  Culture

Orange County's Cells from Hellnew

One nurse says her futile efforts to improve the women's infirmary at the Orange County Central Jail Complex have broken her body and haunt her dreams.
OC Weekly  |  Daffodil J. Altan  |  10-07-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Detainees Refute ICE's Denials of Abusenew

A recent report, based on interviews with 41 detainees over a period of eight months in 2007 and 2008, alleges various "human rights violations" at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., including inadequate medical care, lack of due process, and physical abuse.
Seattle Weekly  |  Nina Shapiro  |  08-18-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Americans Aren't the Only People Who are Due Due Processnew

I really hadn't planned on writing about this decision. It seems so utterly obvious why Guantanamo Bay detainees deserve due process; I just figured it would be argued, re-argued and over-argued a million times in the opinionsphere before I could ever publish a single word about it. Instead, I watched and listened as the right-wing blubbermongers blubbered on about how the court's decision puts the rights of foreign terrorists above the safety of Americans.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Edwin Decker  |  06-26-2008  |  Commentary

A Night in Guantánamonew

I'd volunteered to spend the night in the replica cell (which is modeled on the ones at Gitmo) because we've all heard stories about unlivable conditions at Gitmo but can't come close to imagining what it must be like.
Portland Phoenix  |  Jeff Inglis  |  06-12-2008  |  Civil Liberties

Suicide and Silence at the D.C. Jailnew

How did the D.C. Jail let two troubled inmates kill themselves in their cells? Don't ask the D.C. Jail.
Washington City Paper  |  Brendan Smith  |  04-10-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Doing Wrightnew

Vermont journalist and activist Paul Wright gives convicts a voice through his national magazine, Prison Legal News.
Seven Days  |  Ken Picard  |  03-07-2007  |  Crime & Justice

Hit the Streets, Jacknew

Oakland's Men of Valor Academy, a last-chance program for parolees trying to turn their lives around, just closed after losing state funding.
East Bay Express  |  Justin Berton  |  01-09-2006  |  Crime & Justice

Justice Delayed for Inmates in Need of Medicationnew

For the crime of driving with a suspended license, a 45-year-old woman with lupus lost the ability to walk.
Dallas Observer  |  Matt Pulle  |  12-21-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Shipping Inmates to Private Prisons Costs Colorado Plentynew

Colorado inmates exiled to a private Mississippi prison called Tallahatchie have staged protests against substandard conditions there.
Westword  |  Alan Prendergast  |  12-29-2004  |  Crime & Justice

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