The Department of Justice announced that it will phase out its use of private prisons. There's no need for them with the declining population of federal prisoners.
Thousands of California state prisoners, angry about what they call harsh treatment, have been on a hunger strike that enters its ninth day Tuesday. There could be as many as 12,000 inmates skipping meals in at least eight California prisons, a prison advocacy group said. Many inmates are angry about a practice of keeping them […]
By NEWSONE’s Casey Gane-McCalla February 18, 2010 2:01 pm // Judge Mathis was on 106th and Park yesterday. He answered questions about his beliefs on the prison system. He criticized the prison system for selling prison labor to various companies for less than a dollar a day. Mathis pointed out that Black men are 60% […]