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WNYC News

New Videos Warn Inmates of Rape

Monday, February 23, 2015

The videos feature interviews and advice from current inmates in the hope of preventing others from experiencing sexual assault in prison.

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WNYC News

Why Inmates Can't Afford to Make Calls from Jails in New Jersey

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WNYC

Jail inmates in New Jersey pay almost 8 times as much for phone calls home than those in New York. We find out why. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 374: Voices Behind Bars

Monday, May 19, 2014

When StoryCorps visited Danville Correctional Center in Illinois, one of the inmates who told his story was Carlos Rocha.

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The Takeaway

Oklahoma Inmate Dies 43 Minutes After Botched Execution

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Clayton D. Lockett suffered a massive heart attack Tuesday night after a bungled execution by lethal injection. Critics say secrecy laws in Oklahoma and other states about both the drugs and the manufacturers turn inmates into guinea pigs.

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WNYC News

Spike in Violence at Rikers Island—But Why?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Reporter Michael Schwirtz found that, this year alone, at least a dozen inmates have been slashed or stabbed.

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The Takeaway

Obama Commutes Sentences of Eight Inmates

Friday, December 20, 2013

Yesterday President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates for crack cocaine offenses. Each inmate has been imprisoned for at least 15 years, and six were sentenced to life in prison. Aside from the eight lucky ones, 500,000 people remain behind bars across the U.S. for drug violations. Joining The Takeaway to explain Obama's decision is Mark Osler, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.

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The Takeaway

Suffering in Silence: College Kids & Suicide | Obama Commutes Sentences of Eight Federal Inmates | What to Get the Kids? High Tech Toys that Teach

Friday, December 20, 2013

Suffering in Silence: College Kids & Suicide | What to Get the Kids? High Tech Toys that Teach | Surprise Pardon: Putin Frees His Rival Khodorkovsky | Obama Commutes Sentences of Eight Federal Inmates | Movie Date: 'American Hustle,' 'Anchorman 2,' 'Her' | Actor Ralph Fiennes Explores the Hidden Life ...

WNYC News

NYCHA Pilots Reintegration Program for Former Inmates

Friday, November 15, 2013

The New York City Housing Authority is launching a pilot program that'll allow a limited number of former inmates to move back in with their families in public housing. The authority's chairman, John Rhea said the goal is to provide a stable environment for the formerly incarcerated.

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WNYC News

Two New York Prisons for Female Inmates Facing Final Lockup

Monday, February 11, 2013

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As the number of people incarcerated in New York continues to decline, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed closing two women's prisons to save money.

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The Takeaway

Feds Accuse Arizona Sheriff of Civil Rights Abuses

Friday, December 16, 2011

The country's "toughest sheriff" has had his gold star revoked. A scathing U.S. Justice Department report released Thursday found that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office carried out a blatant pattern of discrimination against Latinos and held a "systematic disregard" for the Constitution amid a series of immigration crackdowns that have turned the lawman into a prominent national political figure.

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The Takeaway

New Military Biometric Technology Used to Track Combatants

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nearly 500 inmates escaped an Afghan prison last April, highlighting some major deficiencies in the country's security infrastructure. Despite that, U.S. efforts in Afghanistan may be much more high-tech than many realize. Recently, U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan and Iraq have been taking eye scans and fingerprints to compile a large database of biometric information on prisoners and civilians alike. About 35 escapees have been recaptured after their identities were confirmed using this data.

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Studio 360

Filipino Inmates' Tribute to MJ

Sunday, June 28, 2009

This is amazing. Especially a few minutes in when they bring out the banner with a giant Christ-like image of Michael. (See also my earlier post with their original "Thriller" performance from '07.) Thanks to Jocelyn Gonzales for this link.

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