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He claims responsiblity for Clinton’s Emailgate and released the Bush paintings, which you can never unsee. READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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


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


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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. READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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It’s a Christmas miracle! READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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“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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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] READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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. … READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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