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Petition for Independent Darren Rainey Investigation
On March 17, Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle released her findings on the case of Darren Rainey, who died at Dade Correctional Institution in 2012 after being placed by prison guards into a shower so hot that, upon his death, skin was separating from his body. She is not charging anyone in his […]
Update on Letcher prison: DOJ budget rescinds request for $444 million
Over the past week, the Prison Ecology Project, the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons and our allies have been reviewing the Department of Justice (DOJ) proposed 2018 budget and listening in on budget hearings in D.C. After three steady years of our nationwide grassroots organizing, including a march to the doorsteps of the DOJ last […]
Global Warming Heats Up Prisons
Recently, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris Accords, and that’s a devastating blow to international efforts to slow global warming through environmental protections. Meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed federal prosecutors to file harsher charges against federal offenders, even if they’ve been accused of low level nonviolent […]
Sewage Plagued Michigan Prison, Despite Repeated Complaints
Recent conditions at Parnall have been literally poisoning people through prolonged exposure to emissions from human feces.
Don’t Stop Believin’
One way prisons cause catastrophic harm is by adversely impacting the health of the incarcerated and their families, forcing an already economically burdened population to sink deeper into poverty and isolation. A state representative in Florida deserves plaudits for trying to help. Representative David Richardson has been taking on a privately run women’s prison in […]
Written with Love & Shredded with Malice
The Virginia Department of Corrections' new policy will see all incoming mail (photos included) photocopied for delivery to inmates and the original mail shredded.
FCC Hangs up on Prisoner Families
Federal regulators no longer are pressing to cut the costs of most prison phone calls, backing away from a years-long effort to limit charges imposed by a handful of private companies on inmates and their families.
New York Times editorial: “Why Keep the Old and Sick Behind Bars?”
by the New York Times Editorial Board, January 3, 2017 Anyone who visits a prison these days might be shocked to see what looks more like a nursing home with bars and metal detectors. Prisoners put away years ago under the wave of draconian sentencing are now turning gray and frail, suffering from heart disease […]
Updates from the Fight Against Toxic Prisons
From FightToxicPrisons.org First, a huge thanks to the people who came out to the Civic Media Center earlier this month to help send a mass mailing from the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons out to over 500 prisoners across the country, specifically focused on follow-up with prisoner strike support (particularly in FL.) They day after […]
Ten organizations that are fighting mass incarceration and need your support
During this time of joy and celebration, millions of families are separated by mass incarceration.  One way to help is by donating to the nonprofits that fight to unite them. To get you started, we here at Nation Inside thought we’d highlight some particularly dynamic grassroots groups. If you’re looking to make tax-deductible donations before […]