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Kansas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Bill Pt. 2

Bilal Abdul-Salem Bey

This is Bilal Abdul-Salaam Bey, also known as Charley Hughes, inmate at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Hutchinson, Kansas. This is part two, section one of the Kansas Healthcare, Education, Rehabilitation, and Reentry Preparedness bill.… Full Transcript

Better Education in College Or Prison?

Joadanus Olivas

My name is Joandus Olivas, currently incarcerated. The question is whether you receive a better education in college or in prison. Which of the two ensures that for sure success later in life? Which of… Full Transcript

How Do You Fight an Unjust Racist System?

Dontie Mitchell

How do you fight an unjust and racist system? Definitely not by being their good nigga. How do you find an unjust and racist system that uses the power of the state to grind people… Full Transcript

David Wade Continues to House Prisoners in Solitary

Keith Rogers

David Wade Correctional Center—located in Homer, Louisiana—continues to house prisoners in solitary confinement despite ongoing litigation. It was estimated in 2017 that over 87,000 prisoners across America are being held in solitary confinement. Despite the… Full Transcript

The Truth Hurts but TRUE Works

Dontie Mitchell

In my last commentary, I talked about the TRUE program in the Cheshire Correctional Institution in Connecticut. It’s a program where young prisoners, 18 to 25 years old, are housed together along with a small… Full Transcript

PA DOC Juvenile Lifers Initiative Excels Under Robert Hammond

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

“Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Juvenile Lifer Initiative excels under Robert Hammond,” by Kerry Shakaboona Marshall. One of the most successful projects by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in the past decade has to be the… Full Transcript