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Danielle Brooks Shines Bright as Her Character Faces Darkness in Season 6 of Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black took Netflix by storm. The chronicle of a white woman’s prison sentence gave us glimpses into the world of women in prison, particularly women of color. From petty thieves to murderers, shows like OITNB remind us of the humanity in everyone.

In 1 Press Conference, Kirstjen Nielsen Just Beat Out Sarah Sanders for Most Hated Person in Trump’s White House  In 1 Press Conference, Kirstjen Nielsen Just Beat Out Sarah Sanders for Most Hated Person in Trump’s White House 

President Mein Führer von SpankDat is excluded from the “most hated in the White House” game because he would win every time. Before Monday’s press conference with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the youth internment camps—which used to be big-box department stores or warehouses before…

Why Everyone Needs to Know About Alice Marie Johnson, the Great-Grandmother Who Is Serving a Life Sentence [Update: Johnson’s Sentence Commuted]

Updated: Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 3:53 p.m. EDT: President Donald Trump commuted Alice Marie Johnson’s sentence on Wednesday, and she will be released from prison after spending 21 years behind bars for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Trump didn’t give Johnson a full pardon, which would have cleared her record.…

Watch: Mother of Former Duke Player Wendell Carter Jr. Compares NCAA Basketball to Slavery and Prison  Watch: Mother of Former Duke Player Wendell Carter Jr. Compares NCAA Basketball to Slavery and Prison 

Kylia Carter, mother of former Duke basketball star Wendell Carter Jr., didn’t mince words during an emotional speech to the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, in which she compared the current NCAA basketball system to slavery and prison.

Former NFL Wide Receiver Rae Carruth Won’t Try for a Relationship With the Son He Tried to Have Killed Former NFL Wide Receiver Rae Carruth Won’t Try for a Relationship With the Son He Tried to Have Killed

Former Carolina Panther wide receiver Rae Carruth is not a redeemable soul, and thankfully he’s starting to realize this, and won’t try to have a relationship with his 18-year-old son who suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of Carruth’s criminal actions.

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.

I'm Sorry To Disappoint Everyone, But Donald Trump Ain't Getting Impeached Or Going To Prison I'm Sorry To Disappoint Everyone, But Donald Trump Ain't Getting Impeached Or Going To Prison

The only redeeming stretch in Batman v Superman — a movie so aggressively shitty that The Wife Person and I watch it each time its on just to find new shit to hate about it — comes directly after the single worst scene in the movie. Batman is about to kill the shit out of Superman, and Superman whispers "Save…Martha."…

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…

Ava DuVernay's 13th Is The Only Recent Release You Absolutely, Definitely MUST See Ava DuVernay's 13th Is The Only Recent Release You Absolutely, Definitely MUST See

Last week, Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th premiered on Netflix. The film documents America's history of incarceration since the passing of the 13th Amendment and examines the political prowess that has precipitated our country's prison industrial complex. It's a visceral dissection of how slavery has evolved from a…

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.

Aliya S. King's True Hip-Hop Stories: Lady Luck Speaks Aliya S. King's True Hip-Hop Stories: Lady Luck Speaks

When you’re 16 and signed to Def Jam and then dropped from the label while still a teenager—what happens next.

Rapper Drops Mixtape. Just May Pay For It With His Life Rapper Drops Mixtape. Just May Pay For It With His Life

What will follow is the most ridiculous thing I think I may have read in life. I don't even mean that in a cavalier fashion. I mean that in the most sincere way possible. Like, when I say that I don't like J. Cole, like, at all, I say with the utmost sincerity. That's how I feel about how ridiculous this story is.

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