Death in Custody: a PDF From the DOJ

By BitcoDavid Below is a report from the Department of Justice, listing the number of deaths among prisoners in custody for the period from 2001 to 2007. BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is […]

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Book Review: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

By Joanne Greenberg This is a memoir of fifteen months spent in Danbury Federal Prison work camp. In the range of prisons, this was the highest (best); the others were downhill from there. Piper had been a drug dealer, left the drug game, and ten years later was arrested in connection with a sweep arrest […]

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Too Many Prisoners – From Prisonmovement’s Weblog

This is a reblog of an article that appeared in Prisonmovement’s Weblog, over the weekend. For those of you not familiar with them, here’s what they say about themselves: Against the death penalty; the United States Criminal Justice System is flawed, broken, yet fixable; Prison Reform and Sentencing Reform should be major agenda’s for each […]

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Deaf Prisoners – When Deaf People Are in Prison

The other day, I posted the DOJ report on prison populations as of Mid-year 2011. I did so, in an effort to respond to a question I was asked by a reader. Quite simply, how many Deaf inmates are there, in American prisons. In numerous searches, including having read the above report, I have not yet been […]

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Latest Letter from H.E.A.R.D.

We’ve been fortunate enough to be receiving some help from Heard. This is a great organization that is dedicated to advancing the rights of the Deaf through education. If you are Deaf and behind bars, or you know someone who is, please contact Heard. They are building a database of cases, and may serve as […]

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