An Incarcerated Man’s Take on Life in Maximum-Security Prison

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One incarcerated man asks if confinement to a maximum security prison is the best way to reform criminals.

Behind the Badge: Are Guards Prepared to Rehabilitate Our Nation’s Prisoners?

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How much are guards doing for the well-being of men and women behind bars? Brittni Brown examines the statistics.

From Arraignment to Marital Arrangement—A Texas Youth’s Strange Day in Court

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Josten Bundy, 21, must write a Biblical verse twenty-five times daily for the next two years as part of his probation. Oh yeah, and he had to get married as well.

Requiem for Kalief: “He Would Have an Associate’s Degree If He Didn’t Kill Himself”

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After being held at Riker’s Island for three years without a trial, Kalief Browder committed suicide at the age of 19. Diane Sears asks if a mentoring program would have changed this horrific injustice.

US Prisons Aren’t Rehabilitating People, They’re Torturing Them

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The use of solitary confinement in US prisons—which is especially harmful to young and mentally ill prisoners—has become excessive.

Why We All Need to Mourn Kalief Browder

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Kalief Browder’s suicide exposes aspects of American culture we can’t, as decent humans, ignore.

Philadelphia, a Great City That Can Do Better

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Operation Fresh Start™ is an innovative program that helps former nonviolent offenders reintegrate successfully through education and employment.

He Thought Prison was Rough. Then he Got Out.

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Let’s break the stigma of criminal records. Everyone deserves a second chance.

Souls in a Cage: The Slow Decay of the Mentally Ill in Prison

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Erin Kelly examines the recent treatment of prisoners with mental illness by the US police force.

Inside The Prison Of My Mind

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Shawn Henfling offers a glimpse into his mind in the midst of a depressive episode.

The Transformation of a Warrior Behind Bars

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Anthony Johnson, nonviolence trainer, on life in — and after — prison: “I’m sick of seeing people die. I’m tired of losing loved ones. I don’t want to die on the streets.”

Good Mental Health Care in Prisons Must Begin and End in the Community

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Prisoners are two to three times as likely as those in the community to have a mental illness and are ten to 15 times more likely to have a psychotic disorder.

Escalation In The Emergency Room: An All Too Common Occurrence.

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Shawn Henfling responds to an unknown nurse’s treatment of a mentally ill young woman in an Emergency Room.

Under the Microscope: Beliefs and Skewed Views of Immigrants and Crime Rates

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Brittni Brown feels the negative association with immigrants and beliefs of many US citizens in relation to crime rates aren’t founded on solidarity.