Tag Archives: Prison Conditions

Jean Trounstine :
Taking my students to prison

A man smiled widely and pressed his face against the slit.’That’s my brother,’ Sofia said, her eyes filling with tears. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2015 Every semester my students from Voices Behind Bars, a … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
Taking my students to prison

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Rachel Roth :
Are Texas jails safe for pregnant women?

Jails in the state are endangering pregnant women and their fetuses, despite the state’s professed interest in ‘unborn babies.’ By Rachel Roth | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2014 What’s going on in Texas? Jails in the state are … finish reading Rachel Roth :
Are Texas jails safe for pregnant women?

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Jean Trounstine : The Plight of California’s Prisons

Cruel and unusual: Overcrowded California prisons. Image from TheBusySignal.com. The plight of California’s prisons: Hunger strike, sterilization, and valley fever While we complain of 100 degree heat and take solace in our air-conditioned homes, prisoners across the country are suffering … finish reading Jean Trounstine : The Plight of California’s Prisons

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Tony Platt : Prison Strike at Pelican Bay

Image from Los Angeles Times. The shame of California: Prison strike at Pelican Bay This strike has drawn worldwide attention to the widespread use of torturous practices by the United States against its own citizens. By Tony Platt / The … finish reading Tony Platt : Prison Strike at Pelican Bay

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Diana Claitor : Why We Need To Protect Texas Inmates

Texas Jail Project protests at Taylor County Jail in 2008. Image from Abilene Reporter-News. Texas Jail Project director Diana Claitor will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin, Tuesday, October 19, 2-3 p.m. (CST). … finish reading Diana Claitor : Why We Need To Protect Texas Inmates

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Prisoner Tortured to Death in Arizona

In this undated photo released by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Marcia Powell, 48, is seen. Powell died Wednesday, May 19, 2009 at a hospital after spending four hours in a holding cell the day before at Arizona State Prison … finish reading Prisoner Tortured to Death in Arizona

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Children of Inmates: A Problem Needing a Solution

Children of inmates play during a party for the children inside Santa Monica women’s prison in Lima, September 25, 2008. The prison allows children of the inmates to stay with their mothers till they are three years old. There are … finish reading Children of Inmates: A Problem Needing a Solution

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Crowded Classrooms and Crowded Prisons – Why Is It So Hard to See the Connection?

The Dog Eats Its Tail: Oversized Classes, Overpopulated PrisonsBy Jesse Hagopian / March 7, 2009 One in thirty one. As a public school teacher I am quite familiar with this figure — it’s a typical teacher to student ratio in … finish reading Crowded Classrooms and Crowded Prisons – Why Is It So Hard to See the Connection?

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Life in American Prisons: Radicalizing the Masses

The Radicalization Of An American PrisonerBy George Peter Jr. / December 5, 2008 During a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2006, high- ranking F.B.I. officials testified that the Bureau considered U.S. prisons to be “fertile grounds for extremists”, … finish reading Life in American Prisons: Radicalizing the Masses

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Ritmo : Inhumane Texas Detention Center Should be a Crime. Cheney or No Cheney.

Federal detention center in Raymondville, Texas. ‘Willacy County is home to the largest of a new generation of detention camps where thousands of undocumented immigrants live in massive tents with poor food, non-existent health care, facing months if not years … finish reading Ritmo : Inhumane Texas Detention Center Should be a Crime. Cheney or No Cheney.

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