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California Legislators Reform Sexual Assault Sentencing Law Just Before Brock Turner Gets Out Of Jail

If signed, it will close a current loophole in the system that allows people convicted of penetrating an unconscious person to get by with only probation. 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 »


President Obama Breaks The Record For Shortening The Most Inmates’ Sentences In A Single Day

Of the 214 people granted clemency Wednesday, 67 were serving life sentences, almost all for nonviolent drug crimes. More »


Gucci Mane Is Out Of Prison, Just Released A New Song, And The World Is A Beautiful Place Again

The sun is shining, the weekend of beautiful debauchery is about to start and we are now gifted with a new track from Gucci Mane. More »


Jared Fogle Is Reportedly Getting Super Fat In Prison

Disgraced sandwich slinger Jared Fogle has reportedly gained 30 pounds already in the first three months of his prison sentence. If he continues to put on weight at this rate and serves out his entire 15-year sentence, he will be released about 1,800 pounds heavier.

A prison insider explained Fogle’s reason for overeating were… More »


Merry Goddamn Christmas, Teresa Giudice Has Been Released From Prison!

It’s a Christmas miracle! More »


Cooking With Commissary: Artist Collects DIY Recipes From Inmates

When compared to what is normally considered gourmet, performance artist Karla Diaz clearly stated the point of this project goes way beyond the idea of cooking itself. More »


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 New Black author Piper Kerman stood in front of Congress yesterday to speak on the deadly realities facing women behind bars.

When we… More »


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 against allowing adoption for same-sex parents is riddled with pseudo-science. [The Atlantic]
Hunter Moore, founder of revenge porn site IsAnyoneUp.com, has been… More »


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 not find it suspicious. After reportedly convincing the guards to have an orgy, they knocked them out with drugged whiskey and proceeded to release almost 30 inmates… More »


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 responsibilities of life after prison, they’re tasked with training the neglected dogs and teaching them to trust humans again. They come to find out that… More »


“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 refuse to hire someone with a felony on their record, despite the fact that they’re known to make loyal employees. Piper Kerman, author of the… More »


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 his lyrical video for Nicki Minaj’s “Only,” because the First Amendment will die if he can’t be offensive. [Business Insider]
Read the story of… More »


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. [Buzzfeed]
Listen to Lena Dunham talk about her book and her life with NPR’s Terry Gross. [NPR] 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 »


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 das Neves, Brazil, when he appeared “nervous,” and was pulled aside for an inspection. Claiming he had a pacemaker, André informed the prison guards he… More »


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 Check]
Jezebel.com recently announced the hiring of a new young editor who is white, while passing over a promotion of the deputy editor Dodai… More »


“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. … More »


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 behind Nora (in the book) and Alex Vause (the character in the show). For the first time ever, 51-year-old novelist and PhD student Catherine Cleary… More »


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 woman, and how exactly someone might transition from male to female in prison. While Manning’s case itself is complicated, the question of what kind of… More »


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