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There Are Alternatives To The Money Bail System The Justice Department Says Is Unconstitutional

If you’re broke and have no cash, a fixed bail of any sum basically means you’re locked up while awaiting trial, which pretty much goes against the whole “innocent until proven guilty” thing our justice system is built upon. More »


The Number Of Women In U.S. Jails Has Risen Faster Than Men But Gone Unnoticed

Because the mass incarceration problem is believed to predominantly affect men, the ways women have been sucked in hasn’t gotten any attention. More »


Colorado’s Vague Sexual Assault Sentencing Laws Led To A College Rapist Avoiding Jail

The 22-year-old former University of Colorado student pretended to be helping a drunk woman get home safely from a party in 2014 when he raped her. More »


Brock Turner Already Lied To His Probation Officer And He Isn’t Even Out Of Jail Yet

He’s already in more trouble. More »


A Transcript Of Brock Turner’s Sentencing Hearing Reveals Why He Got Such A Light Sentence

The former Stanford swimmer convicted of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus was sentenced to only six months in jail, with the likelihood that he’ll get out after three months. More »


A Dutch Woman Was Convicted For “Illicit Sex” In Abu Dhabi After Reporting Rape

Rape victims are pressured to report their experiences to be believed, only to face victim-blaming, stigma, and, in Abu Dhabi, harsh legal consequences. More »


High School Honors Student Was Just A Creepy Adult Man

When we hear the phrase life imitates art we normally don’t associate life imitating Drew Barrymore’s undercover return to high school in Never Been Kissed. More »


Daniel Holtzclaw Put On 24-Hour Suicide Watch After Guilty Rape Verdict

Ex-cop Daniel Holtzclaw was charged with raping 13 Black women while on patrol including:

4 counts of rape in the first degree
1 count of rape by instrumentation
6 counts of sexual battery
4 counts of forcible oral sodomy
3 counts of procuring lewd exhibition

 
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Drones Are Dropping Porn, Drugs & Phones Into Prisons

There have been multiple incidents of people using drones to drop contraband porn, cell phones, and drugs into prisons, which sounds great and kind of funny on its face – until you realize how dangerous this is for the prisoners. In one such incident, for example, a drone contraband drop caused a yardMore »


China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

The five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody. More »


The Soapbox: We Need To Talk About Criminalizing Pregnancy

A new Tennessee law makes it legal to charge a woman with child abuse and assault if she takes illegal narcotic substances while pregnant. The first woman who was arrested under this new law was a 26-year old woman whose baby girl tested positive for methamphetamines after being born. The woman was reportedly arrested on her way out of the hospital. Although… More »


Shocking: 250 Women In California Were Pressured Into Sterilization

Almost 250 female inmates in the California prison system were sterilized — some after being pressured by doctors — between 1997 and 2010, according to a a new report. The report conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting quoted women that had felt pestered into getting tubal ligations at both the California Institution for Women in… More »


Girl Talk: On Redemption In Fatherhood

I’ve written candidly about Mother’s Day and all the ways I think the commercialization of it fucks up our relationships with our moms. My own relationship with my mom has been easy because … well, she’s awesome. But my complex relationship to fatherhood makes both talking and writing about it difficult.

There are… More »


Yes, There’s A Yelp Review For That: 6 NYC Jail Reviews

Going to jail is (usually) not funny. But writing a Yelp review about going to jail? That’s hilarious. Randomly, I came across a Yelp listing for NYC’s Central Booking, which is the holding pen for freshly arrested criminals and would-be criminals, which is also lovingly referred to as “the Tombs.” (It’s also heavily featured on… More »


Lindsay Lohan Implies That She Should Never Have Gone To Jail

“Unless you’re a killer, I don’t see a reason to stay there. I never hurt anyone but myself.”
Lindsay Lohan looks adorable on the cover of Italian Vanity Fair. Too bad that inside she kind of backtracked on the whole “I accept my punishment and am working hard to move on” stance she’d taken earlier… More »


Today’s Lady News: Oregon Jail Says “No Bail, No Abortion”

A jail in Oregon won’t let a 23-year-old pregnant woman have an abortion unless she posts 1/10th of her $65,000 bail. You see, her abortion is not an “emergency.” Um, hello? This woman is being treated for mental health issues! She doused herself with paint thinner! And lighter fluid! She sure sounds like an… More »


Quickies: Is Lindsay Going Back To Jail & Which “Teen Mom” Is Pregnant Again?

Lindsay Lohan is probably going back to jail. But maybe it’s all part of God’s plan, like Dina Lohan said? (Killer side-eye, BTW, Lindz.) [PopEater, The Superficial]
Rumor has it Beyoncé, Usher and Mariah Carey have played for the Libyan dictator, Muammar Qaddafi, which means they may have lined their pockets with what is… More »


Hiccup Champ Arrested For Murder

Perhaps the hiccups made her do it: We’ll never know. In 2007, Jennifer Mee made headlines when she suffered from uncontrollable hiccups. Over the weekend, Mee was arrested and charged with first degree murder. Mee has been charged in the shooting death of 22-year-old Shannon Griffin. According to police, Mee lured Griffin to a seedy… More »


Cell Block Switcheroo: Paris Avoids Jail Time While Lindsay May Be Headed Back

Last week, it appeared that Lindsay Lohan was done donning the orange jumpsuit while Paris Hilton seemed sure to be headed to jail again for getting caught with nearly a gram of cocaine in her purse, and then claiming that she thought it was gum. Oh, what a difference seven days makes. Today, the exact… More »


Quotable: Spencer Pratt Says He Was Jailed In Costa Rica

“As part of my spiritual cleansing I’ve spent the last week living alone in the [Costa Rican] jungle, reflecting on my past transgressions, and working to become a better person. I had to live off the land, and hunt to survive. As I departed the country this morning to continue my spiritual journey, I mistakenly… More »


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