Men Feed the Machine that is the Prison Industrial Complex

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We need to rethink the way we deal with crime, because throwing all these men in prisons to languish isn’t solving anything.

Jail Was Easier than Feeding My Grandmother

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At 94, growing her hair long is the extent of her personal choice.

ACLU Finds Colorado Cities Routinely Jail Individuals Because They Can’t Pay Fines

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The U.S. Supreme Court has held that jailing someone because they cannot afford to pay a fine is unconstitutional.

Victim of ‘Knockout Game’ Urges Philadelphia Mayor to Admit a Problem Exists

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Both he and his father were victims of the random violent attacks, now a South Philadelphia man is demanding city officials tackle the problem head on.

Slow Motion: Skylarks, Prison and Social Progress

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“What just happened?” The court-appointed lawyer repeated Jackie Summers words, then replied tersely. “You got f***ed.”

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.

Returning an Adopted Child: A True Story

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An Ohio family “returned” their adopted son after nine years. Brent Almond takes issue with that.

Brothers, Mothers of Black Boys Protest Philly’s District Attorney

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Philadelphia’s First African-American District Attorney Comes Under Fire After Mothers of Imprisoned Black Boys Demand Their Freedom

SnapShots: Prison Padre

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Everything you see is not the whole story.

Your Dad Is In Jail. You Are Not Alone.

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Veronica Grace talks about the challenges of raising two sons while their father was in jail.

Obstruction of a Passageway

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The first time Timothy Braun ate pizza and watched movies with his dog in the face of adversity, he wrote an essay on it that made him almost famous. When he did it again, it landed him in jail.

Inspiration Wanes

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A geese family, two youngsters, and a flute help revive Spoon Jackson’s inspiration.

South Carolina City Approves Plan To Exile Homeless Citizens

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Many homeless people in Columbia, South Carolina are facing an arduous choice: vacate downtown or be arrested.

I Never Learned How to Feel

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With a clear message to forget his feelings amidst a fractured family, Christian Clifton finds himself robot-like when it comes to his emotions.

Addiction: We’ve All Hurt Enough Already, Haven’t We?

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Waking up in a jail cell with little to no recollection of how you got there really isn’t anyone’s ides of a good time.

Mass Incarceration: The Collateral Costs

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According to a new study, more than 1 in 100 adults in the US is now incarcerated, “by far the highest rate of any nation, and more than one-quarter of all convictions come from drug offenses.”