Posts tagged "prison"

Piper Kerman Of “Orange Is The New Black” Testifies On Prison Reform

In the midst of America’s disgusting white supremacist prison system, women currently make up the fastest growing prison population. In lieu of that, equally loved and criticized Orange is The

Bronwyn Isaac | August 6, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Pope Francis: Trans* People Are “Opposing God’s Order Of Creation”

Pope Francis compared trans* people to nuclear weapons. How progressive. [Gay Star News]
A Native American activist is suing Facebook over its “real name” policy. [The Guardian]
The case…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 19, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Women In Sexy Cop Costumes Break Almost 30 Inmates Out Of Prison

When three women wearing sexy cop costumes arrived at a Nova Mutum, Brazil, prison around 3 a.m. Thursday asking to come inside to “chat and drink,” the guards strangely did…

Claire Hannum | February 10, 2015 - 1:30 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Documentary Highlights Bond Between Dogs & Inmates

“Dogs On The Inside” follows the connection between abused stray dogs and a group of prison inmates who care for them. As a method of gearing up the inmates for the…

Claire Hannum | February 3, 2015 - 2:30 pm

“Orange Is The New Black” Author Talks Employment Barriers For Former Prisoners

When former convicts are released from prison, one of the biggest barriers they face is securing employment. A job is so important for re-entry into mainstream society, but most employers…

Claire Hannum | December 4, 2014 - 11:20 am

Michael Brown’s Parents Spoke To The UN About Justice In Ferguson

Michael Brown’s parents gave a statement to the UN about the need for justice in Ferguson, Missouri. [The Root]
Jeff Osborne isn’t sorry for the Nazi imagery in…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 12, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The US Prison System Exposes Trans* Inmates To Rape

The US prison system neglects the needs of trans* inmates and exposes them to rape. [VICE]
Emily Gould writes about why ignoring online trolls isn’t enough.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 2, 2014 - 5:35 pm

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…

Deborah Jiang-Stein | September 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Man Visits Prison With An Impressive Amount Of Stuff Up His Butt

Another day, another fool trying to shove things up his butt to hide them from cops. This time, 35-year-old André Silva de Jesus was visiting his local prison in Ribeirao…

Katie Oldenburg | July 25, 2014 - 4:00 pm

New Minnesota Law Prevents Pregnant Inmates From Being Shackled

A new law just went into effect in Minnesota that bans the use of shackles and restraints on pregnant inmates and also allows them access to doulas. [RH Reality

Jessica Wakeman | July 8, 2014 - 5:30 pm

“Orange Is The New Black” Does Not Need To Tell Male Prisoners’ Stories

This past Monday, The Atlantic’s Noah Berlatsky took it upon himself to complain that “Orange is the New Black” inadequately represents the male prison population. Ohhhh boy.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 2, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Meet Catherine Wolters, The Real-Life Alex Vause From “Orange Is The New Black”

If you read Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange Is The New Black or binge-watched the Netflix adaptation (and who hasn’t done that?), chances are you have wondered about the real-life woman…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm

The Soapbox: Chelsea Manning Has The Right To Healthcare In Prison, Transgender Or Not

Now that Chelsea Manning has expressed a desire to medically transition through hormone replacement therapy, there are a lot of questions circling about what Leavenworth looks like for a trans…

Avory Faucette | August 22, 2013 - 5:25 pm

The Soapbox: Is “Orange Is The New Black” Entertainment Or Education?

Everybody has feelings about Jenji Kohan’s “Orange is the New Black.” I have all the feelings. Since the show’s debut, we’ve tossed opinions back-and-forth about the cast of characters and…

Shanelle Matthews | August 20, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: Laverne Cox From “Orange Is The New Black”

A show about women in prison could have easily devolved into mindless titillation or stereotypical boredom. But Netflix’s breakout hit “Orange Is The New Black” has skillfully avoided either trapping.

Avital Norman Nathman | August 13, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: On The Forgotten Women Of “Fruitvale Station”

Everything you’ve heard about “Fruitvale Station” is true. The biopic, which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at Sundance, explores the final day in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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

Daley Quinn | July 12, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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…

Shanelle Matthews | June 14, 2013 - 3:00 pm

“One Billion Rising” Empowers Incarcerated Men & Women To Break The Cycle Of Violence

Aside from it being Valentine’s Day, February 14 was also the day of the One Billion Rising campaign, which aims to end violence against women. Violence is cyclical, so it…

Julie Gerstein | February 15, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Who Wants To Date A Female Inmate?

For the dudes (or the ladies) who can’t find a decent date, why not try a more captive audience … like inmates. Three new online dating sites, Prison Inmates, Cellblockmail,…

Ami Angelowicz | August 20, 2010 - 8:00 pm