incarceration

Incarceration, rehabilitation, recidivism: The reality of prison life and what it's like to be an inmate locked up behind bars.

  • Elizabeth Malinowski
    Published 4 days ago
    The American Injustice System

    The American Injustice System

    America is known to be the land of the free but ironically, it is the #1 country in the world with the highest prison population. In fact, 2.3 million Americans are behind bars today and 64% of Americans have an immediate family member who has been incarcerated at some point in their life. Most likely, some of us reading this have or know someone who has been to prison. America’s prison system is outdated and punishes the disadvantaged in our society instead of protecting all Americans. I hope to convince you all about the importance of prison reform by discussing some of its major issues. America’s prison system needs reform because it benefits from racial and economic injustices and punishes those with drug addictions instead of giving them the proper help needed to recover.
  • Nia on Air
    Published 23 days ago
    Do You Believe Charles Manson should have spent the rest of his life behind bars?

    Do You Believe Charles Manson should have spent the rest of his life behind bars?

    The man beyond the infamous murders back in the late 1960s. Some say he was a cult leader, a prophet, a murderer, and much more. We will discuss who exactly Charles Manson was from my point of view. I am not a professional doctor, so I will not be making any diagnosis labels or leading that way as I am not trained. However, I am a conspiracy theorist and have no problem sharing my thoughts on this topic with you.
  • Courtney Keller
    Published about a month ago
    Jail Diversion

    Jail Diversion

    The Diversion Programs
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 months ago
    Reason First: Florida man is released from prison, commits serious crimes

    Reason First: Florida man is released from prison, commits serious crimes

    When you’ve done dirt and you’re about to get cleaned and splash back in the mud, you deserve every shackle and fetter than can lock down your liberty. 26-year-old Joseph Williams tasted the sweet strands of freedom in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. As an inmate brought into custody for drug charges, Williams was let loose like a bull in a rodeo back out in the world...where he allegedly committed second-degree murder with a pistol, rifle, or shotgun.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 months ago
    Reason First: Is B Will His Brother, Big Daddy Yum Yum’s, Keeper or Shooter?

    Reason First: Is B Will His Brother, Big Daddy Yum Yum’s, Keeper or Shooter?

    Aggravated second-degree battery was the case that they gave him. Rapper Brian Alexander “B Will” Wilcott shot his professional wrestler brother Byron “Big Daddy Yum Yum” Wilcott for allegedly “talking too loud.” Talk about sibling rivalry. The brother’s voice got too high apparently so B Will had to grab his gat and get to blasting. Big Daddy Yum Yum is recovering from non-life threatening injuries to his abdomen, thigh and wrist.
  • Eddie J Grym
    Published 3 months ago
    Stars of Solace (ep. 2)

    Stars of Solace (ep. 2)

    Hello again. This is Axel, writing to you from a notebook that I hope no one will discover yet. Actually, this counts more as my first time writing here since I sent my previous letter through the wind like a paper plane; looking back, it was foolish and desperate. It hasn't been a day since I last wrote something, so I will try to keep this a daily effort, at least until I get out.
  • Phil Cartwright
    Published 3 months ago
    'Midnight Express'

    'Midnight Express'

    Billy Hayes is an American writer, actor, and film director. He is best known for his autobiographical book Midnight Express about his experiences in and escape from a Turkish prison after being convicted of smuggling hashish. He was one of hundreds of U.S. citizens in foreign jails serving drug charge sentences following a drug smuggling crackdown by foreign governments.
  • Sarah Rodgers
    Published 4 months ago
    The Terrible Truth About Missing a Court Date While You have a Bond-Bail Jumping

    The Terrible Truth About Missing a Court Date While You have a Bond-Bail Jumping

    Bail Jumping is when a person accused of a crime and freed on bail skips their court trial without just cause and attempts to escape court before being sentenced or convicted.
  • Sarah Rodgers
    Published 4 months ago
    Bail Bonds: Expectations vs. Reality

    Bail Bonds: Expectations vs. Reality

    Everyone thinks a bail bond is used for a criminal; someone put in jail for wrongly committing a severe crime. But that's where you are wrong. There are various ways a man can be placed in jail; in fact, even smaller innocent crimes that seem like nothing can cause someone to be put in jail.
  • Paige Kostyniuk
    Published 5 months ago
    The Devil's Bride

    The Devil's Bride

    It was one of those days that dragged on at school, and I couldn't wait for the class to end. I usually go to the coffee shop on the corner where they make the best darn coffee along with the sexiest business men that you could lay your eyes on.
  • A. Alexis Kreiser
    Published 5 months ago
    Clemency and Some of Its Benefits

    Clemency and Some of Its Benefits

    Criminal justice is a hot button issue in this country. Kamala Harris used her background as an attorney general for president on a criminal justice platform. The recent talk of the legalization of marijuana, medical and recreational, has served as a gateway to discussing pardoning people that have been convicted for small amounts of marijuana in their possession. Early on in his presidency, Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, which was very controversial, given Arpaio’s background. It’s everywhere – statistically speaking, around 1 in 3 American adults have a criminal record.
  • Pam Jannes
    Published 7 months ago
    This Is How Many Private Prisons Exist in the US

    This Is How Many Private Prisons Exist in the US

    If you Google the phrase "private prisons," a lot will come up. You can read news articles for days. People for and against these private prisons have made sure the topic stays in the news cycle. And it definitely has stayed in the news. The topic of private prisons can be confusing and overwhelming, and if you are someone who doesn't know a lot about private prisons or how they are funded/run, you may be wondering, "are there really that many private prisons and prisoners in the US that this should be such a big issue?"