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The Best Prison Journalism Is Straight Out of San Quentin

San Quentin is beautiful from the outside. It sits on a sun-drenched point jutting out into San Francisco Bay, a short drive north from the Golden Gate Bridge, at the end of a small road overlooking the water. Right up to its front gate sit quaint houses with spectacular views, which go for around a million dollars…

How 1 Black Woman Goes Inside Fla.’s Toughest Prisons to Help Inmates Get ‘Free on the Inside’ How 1 Black Woman Goes Inside Fla.’s Toughest Prisons to Help Inmates Get ‘Free on the Inside’

Facing a decade and a half in prison couldn’t stop her. Losing a loved one to suicide didn’t destroy her. Battling loss and pain while raising three children was not enough to make her quit.

Tupac’s Godfather, Jamal Joseph, on His Journey From Panther to Political Prisoner to Film Director

Writer, director and activist Jamal Joseph was a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. At 16 years old, he was arrested in the Panther 21 case along with Afeni Shakur, the mother of rapper Tupac Shakur.

When Incarcerated People Die, Blame the Prison-Industrial Complex When Incarcerated People Die, Blame the Prison-Industrial Complex

Early Wednesday morning, Aaron Hernandez joined the long list of incarcerated people, including Sandra Bland and Kalief Browder, who allegedly committed suicide while in prison, or soon after being released.

Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself in Prison Cell Ex-NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself in Prison Cell

Updated Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:26 a.m. EDT: Jose Baez, the attorney who represented Hernandez in his double-homicide trial, has launched an investigation on behalf of Hernandez. Baez says he believes it’s possible his former client was murdered by either inmates or prison officials, according to TMZ Sports.

Compton, Calif., Musician Confronts Absentee Father in #FatherlessBae Video Compton, Calif., Musician Confronts Absentee Father in #FatherlessBae Video

If you could confront your absentee parent, what would you say? Compton, Calif., musician Garren had a lot of questions for his father and used a familiar video format to get some answers.

Wannabe Islamic State Fighters Sentenced to Prison Wannabe Islamic State Fighters Sentenced to Prison

Guled Omar, 22, described as a leader of a group of nine who plotted to fight for the Islamic State group, or ISIS, was sentenced to 35 years in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday, CBS News reports.

Ex-NFL Running Back Joseph Randle Rips TV Off Prison Wall, Faces More Charges Ex-NFL Running Back Joseph Randle Rips TV Off Prison Wall, Faces More Charges

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is a pretty sore loser.

#FitTheDescription: The Dehumanizing Brutality of Mass Incarceration #FitTheDescription: The Dehumanizing Brutality of Mass Incarceration

Mass incarceration is a crisis. It is a capitalist and racist endeavor that has purposely targeted black and Latinx communities through discriminatory policing, bigotry framed as legislation, and a deep-seated fear of blackness and "otherness." This system is, in large part, fueled by mainstream media for the sole…

The Son Rae Carruth Tried to Have Killed Will Be There to Greet Him When He Walks Out of Prison The Son Rae Carruth Tried to Have Killed Will Be There to Greet Him When He Walks Out of Prison

Rae Carruth is still in denial. The onetime promising Carolina Panthers wide receiver was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in the 1999 shooting death of Cherica Adams, who was pregnant with Carruth's son at the time. Carruth hired a gunman in order to end the pregnancy because Adams refused to have an…

5 Mysteries Surrounding the Life and Death of Dr. Sebi 5 Mysteries Surrounding the Life and Death of Dr. Sebi

What if I told you I had a cure for AIDS? Would you believe me? What about cancer? Or diabetes?

Fla. Man Sentenced to 25 Years After Raping Woman in Order to Get Prison Time Fla. Man Sentenced to 25 Years After Raping Woman in Order to Get Prison Time

A Florida man has been been sentenced to 25 years in prison after raping a woman so that he could get into prison to get even with the person who killed his 14-year-old son, the Palm Beach Post reports.

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