New Years in The Tank: Transmissions from The 12th Circle

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New Years comes and goes for everyone. Though..it’s a bit different in a concrete box.

Echoes of Incarceration

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From the folks at Sesame Street, an eye-opening look at the lives of 5 young filmmakers whose parents are incarcerated.

700,000 Ways We Can Invest in Our Future Every Year

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The case for a mandatory healing and humanization program for the incarcerated

University Courses for Prisoners Could Reduce Re-Offending Rates

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Research shows that undertaking courses of higher education while in jail helps prisoners avoid re-offending. So why isn’t this being given high priority?

An Incarcerated Man on Rehabilitation

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Why are rehabilitation programs necessary within the prison system?

The Dirty Business of Prison Sterilization

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Adam Dyer talks about some truly barbaric and archaic practices in todays prison system.

How Mentoring Breaks the Cycle and Changes the Future for America’s Young Black Men

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Stephen Powell, Executive Director of Mentoring USA shares how mentoring lets young black men know that we, as a community and as a society, are invested in them and their success.

New Technology Could Make Inmates Feel Like They’re Serving a 1,000-Year Sentence in 8 Hours

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The future of biotechnology has arrived, and it is terrifying.

The Joy of Affluenza: Privilege, Race, and the Ethan Couch Case

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Michael Amity delves into privilege–a mammoth, undermentioned topic that he feels is an institutional inequity supporter.

5 Positive Steps to Reform Prisons

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Renowned prison reform activist Ken Hartman gives his insights into how we can reform our broken system.

In What Way Can a Cell be a Home?

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Spoon Jackson’s response on whether or not his prison cell ever feels like a home.

Cage of Mirrors: The Violent Solitude of Life in Solitary Confinement

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Dant’e Cottingham, Inmate #259241, about his struggles and triumphs while being incarcerated.

Man-to-Man with Professional Boxer Chase Corbin

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Boxing Talk stated the following about undefeated professional boxer Chase Corbin: “Growing up in the tough streets of Philly, hanging with the wrong crowds, being incarcerated, and pretty much fighting for his life in horrific situations are experiences that have made Chase Corbin the man and fighter he is today: a father, family man and […]

Transferred: (Un)Pleasant Valley Prison

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Is a prison using an outbreak of Valley Fever as an excuse to kill off black prisoners?

SnapShots: Prison Padre

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Everything you see is not the whole story.

Black and Nerdy

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George Clarke defies so many stereotypes, he’s sometimes feels as if he doesn’t even exist.