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Art Behind Bars, the art-based community service program for inmates in the Monroe County Detention Center in Key West, Florida.
A very informative internet newsletter written by prisoners.
Corrections is a story of justice turned to profit, where the war on crime has found new investors: Venture Capital and For-Profit Prisons, a story of how Private Prisons have come back.
Collection of articles relating to prison from major newspapers across the country.
Most prison documentaries focus on the inmates. This sobering program features guards and prisoners alike, giving the viewer two interpretations of life at Ohio's Warren Correctional Institution.
An HBO series on life behind an American prison. (Fictional)
Established in 1998, BWP is a project of the Friends of Russell Latimer, Inc. a nonprofit organization organized in California in 1992, and WIM Media & Publications Group, established in California in 1997. We are concerned and committed to providing a voice for prisoners by exhibiting their writings in prose, essay, articles and poetry. Our writers are incarcerated in prisons around the United States. We provide our readers with quality writing written by men and woman behind bars. We also provide prisoners writing workshops and educational and cultural training programs.
Justice:Denied magazine publicizes cases of wrongful conviction, and exposes how and why they occur. Justice:Denied is produced by a team of volunteer writers, editors, and other staff persons, located throughout the United States.
The lives of Susan Pittmann and Christine Puckett, their 1992 murder, the Lesbian & Gay Community of their time, and upcoming documentary by Brian Alexander.
Article by Reese Erlich about prison labor.
Prison Legal News - monthly newsletter published to help prisoners vindicate their human rights, both inside and outside of the government's judicial system.
Prison Lullabies is a documentary of four women struggling with drug addition, arrested for dealing and prostituting and serving prison time with one common bond: arrested pregnant, Amy, Monique, Joann, and Anne Marie have all given birth behind bars.
Prison Radio's mission is to challenge mass incarceration and racism by airing the voices of men and women in prison by bringing their voices into the public dialogue on crime and punishment. Our educational materials serve as a catalyst for public activism. Prison Radio's productions illustrate the perspectives and the intrinsic human worth of the more than 5.1 million people under correctional control in the U.S.
Because of "Negative" News Stories. Article about California prisoners suspected of contacting the news media to criticize possible abuses in a prison program may get sent to "the hole." and if the resulting new media story is "negative," the prisoner may be transferred to another prison. That's what happened to two inmates at a San Diego prison , a coalition of indignant legislators and media representatives disclosed at a Capitol press conference.
Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems. Making Contact is FREE to noncommercial stations.
The inmate-produced newspaper of San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California.
8000 hours of audio and video recordings documenting social justice movements locally, nationally, and internationally from the 1960s to the present. The Archives features speeches of movement leaders and community activists, protests and demonstrations, cultural currents of rebellion and resistance.
JPP is a prisoner written, academically oriented & peer reviewed, non-profit journal, based on the tradition of the penal press. It brings the knowledge produced by prison writers together with academic arguments to enlighten public discourse about the current state of carceral institutions. This is particularly important because with few exceptions, definitions of deviance and constructions of those participating in these defined acts are incompletely created by social
Book containing an International Anthology of Women's Prison Writings, from 200 AD to Present. Available in paperback and library cloth.
A spectacular Washington attraction, the Crime Museum delivers information, both visual and descriptive, on US crime history, punishment, police forces, forensics, and much more.
Youth Today is the only independent, nationally distributed newspaper that is read by more than 70,000 professionals in the youth service field. Some of the issues covered include: Youth development; Juvenile justice; Gang and violence prevention; Adolescent health; Teen pregnancy, sex, and parenting; After-shool programs and mentoring; Job training and school-to-work; and Best practices.