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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

Long Term Solitary Confinement

Peter “Pitt” Mukuria

“It will be six years this October when my son has been locked up. He’s not the same person he was when he first went in. I don’t know who’s done what to him, but… Full Transcript

American Prisons as Senior Citizen’s Warehouses

Charles Karim Diggs

Hello everyone. My name is Charles Karim Diggs. I’m at Graterford, uh, prison. And my number is AK7945, Box 244, Graterford, PA 19426. I wanted to, uh, share my feelings about the senior citizens in… Full Transcript

Long Term Solitary Confinement

Peter “Pitt” Mukuria

Greetings, my name is Peter Kamau Mukuria. I’m calling from Red Onion State Prison in Virginia. This commentary is about: is long-term segregation, is long-term solitary confinement currently being practiced in Virginia? On February 2013,… Full Transcript

The Return Of The Missing Citizens

Charles Karim Diggs

“Return of the Missing Citizens: Why So Many Citizens in Prison?” American prisons, on any given day, have over 3 million or more women and men in jail. These prisons are local, county, statewide—also the… Full Transcript

How Prisons Create Criminals

Ozzie Mannwright

My name is Ozzie Mann Wright, and I’m at the Summit County Jail in Akron, Ohio. Ever see an assembly line in a big factory where various parts are being ushered down the line and… Full Transcript

What is PREP?

Dortell Williams

California prisoners love PREP. You know why? Because PREP offers faith and hope. PREP stands for Partnership For Re-Entry Program. What PREP does is to offer rehabiltative correspondence lessons to prisoners thristy for self-help and… Full Transcript