Criminal Justice News

News: prisoners trapped inside mandatory evacuation zone in SC; bad news out of Nevada

Prisoners in more ways than one? Why am I not surprised that prisoners in three South Carolina prisons will not be among those removed from Hurricane Florence's destructive path, even though they are within the mandatory evacuation zone. The welfare of prisoners is seldom a priority, only the perception that administrators are doing their best.… Continue reading News: prisoners trapped inside mandatory evacuation zone in SC; bad news out of Nevada

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Why do mothers support incarcerated sons?

Years ago, when my 20-year old son was locked up at New York's infamous Rikers Island, I would visit regularly despite the long commute from Brooklyn to Queens, two or three hour waits in the crowded, noisy reception area, and short, but bumpy, rides on dilapidated buses to various "houses" on the island; most times,… Continue reading Why do mothers support incarcerated sons?

Podcast

Podcasting Pains…

Over the past two years, I created 51 podcasts for "One Mother's Voice: in the Name of Justice." Topics included bail reform, private prisons, prison labor issues, the public defender system, video visitations, and women and prisons. My target audience: mothers with sons in prison. As the mother of a son who spent 16 years… Continue reading Podcasting Pains…