Sandy Ray discusses her son’s death in Alabama prison

Sandy Ray discusses her son’s death in Alabama prison

Nobody contacted me until the chaplain called to ask where he was going to be buried and give his condolences. That’s it. That’s the only contact that I’ve had with them people. The warden was in control, totally. I was told he was a ward of the state and either I do what they said […]

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Courtney Davis discusses her husband’s struggles with healthcare in Alabama prison

Courtney Davis discusses her husband’s struggles with healthcare in Alabama prison

I see him every visitation, so I see him twice a month, and even over the past month his stomach has gotten larger. His skin is stretching so far now that it’s splitting open. He can’t even breathe because the hernias are mashing his lungs — they’re pressing against his lungs. He’s usually in an […]

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Being black in the US vs the UK: There’s a big difference | Alvin Hall

Being black in the US vs the UK: There’s a big difference | Alvin Hall

Two facts. One, I define myself as a black man first, because that’s what you’re going to see when you look at me. Being gay is something I define myself second, third, I can’t decide really. But it’s not everything I am. It’s a part of a complexity that I am. And that’s not backing […]

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What Japanese Prison Food is Like ★ ONLY in JAPAN

What Japanese Prison Food is Like  ★ ONLY in JAPAN

Only in Japan Welcome to the “Abashiri Keimusho, Abashiri prison” . This one has since been retired and has been turned into a museum the new prison a couple of kilometers away But what is great about this is. It gives you an inside glimpse into everyday life at a Japanese prison Abashiri is in […]

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Institutionalized: Mental Health Behind Bars

Institutionalized: Mental Health Behind Bars

There is a paucity of mental health services in the community. Are you worried? A little bit, yeah. There’s really no system that’s really looking out for them. We’re just leaving them to fend for themselves. Today, man, I am a better man. I am getting better. I just can’t think to myself that a […]

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The Trap: the deadly sex-trafficking cycle in American prisons

The Trap: the deadly sex-trafficking cycle in American prisons

The thing about Orlando is that it’s one of the sex trafficking capitals of the United States because of Disneyland. There’s so much international tourism. When people drop their kids off at Disney, you know, a lot of these men will go off and they’ll want to party. This is what makes it attractive for […]

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News 5 at 10 – Addressing mental healthcare in the Nebraska prison system / June 6, 2014

News 5 at 10 – Addressing mental healthcare in the Nebraska prison system / June 6, 2014

ANNEXED THE CRIMEAN PENINSULA. Colin>>The Nikko Jenkins case is brining awareness to mental health treatment in Nebraska’s prison system. Jenkins is accused of an Omaha murder spree last summer, days after being released from prison. He was allowed to leave without supervision despite making threats of violence Jenkins was begging officials to commit him to […]

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