Prisons

 
April 8 2013, Shawn Griffith
Since the “War on Drugs” was launched in the mid-1980s, accompanied by mandatory-minimum sentences for drug offenders, the U.S. prison population has exploded from under 900,000 to 2.3 million...
 
October 9 2009, J. J. Maloney
Devil's Island An essay on the history of the most famous and dreaded prison of all time.  Recommended reading for those who think a "get tough" policy on crime is a new idea, or that it...
 
February 6 2012, J. J. Maloney
Feb. 6, 2012 Missouri State Penitentiary J. J. Maloney, the founder of Crime Magazine, spent 13 years in prison for a murder he committed during an armed robbery when he was 19 years old....
 
January 14 2013, Shawn Griffith
Jan. 14, 2013 How do so many illegal drugs get smuggled into prisons all over the United States? The author spent 20 years in various Florida prisons and tells how. by Shawn R. Griffith There...
 
October 3 2013, Avi McClelland-Cohen
Each year in the United States corrections system, roughly 200,000 men, women, and children inmates are sexually abused, sometimes by fellow inmates, too often by the very guards charged to protect...
 
November 7 2012, Shawn Griffith
Facing the U.S. Prison Problem 2.3 Million Strong is a massive, thoughtful book written by someone from inside "the belly of the beast," who knows from years of personal experience what works and...

The Battle of Alcatraz

December 2 2013, 0 Comments
The Battle of Alcatraz, a desperate attempt to break out of the most penal prison in the United States, raged for four days in 1946. The Marines had to be called in to quell the riot that resulted...

Count Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley: The Assassin who Sparked the Rise of the Nazi Party

October 24 2013, 0 Comments
Oct. 24, 2013 Count Anton Graff von Arco auf Valley by David Robb  “Wach auf!” the prison guard shouted in German – the language best for shouting orders. “Wake up!”It was November 11...

Rape Behind Bars

October 3 2013, 1 Comment
Each year in the United States corrections system, roughly 200,000 men, women, and children inmates are sexually abused, sometimes by fellow inmates, too often by the very guards charged to protect...
Oct 9, 2009
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Alcatraz During the 29 years Alcatraz operated as a federal penitentiary it built a reputation as a Devil's Island of the soul. If Al Capone was the nation's symbol of lawlessness, then Alcatraz would be the nation's symbol for punishing the lawless. by Michael Esslinger...
Sep 12, 2009
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   by John Lee Brook The Aryan Brotherhood:  The First Woe January 16, 1967:  Nazi prison-gang associate Robert Holderman was stabbed and then battered to death by Black Guerilla Family gang members at San Quentin. January 17, 1967:  1,800 black...
Dec 2, 2013
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The Battle of Alcatraz, a desperate attempt to break out of the most penal prison in the United States, raged for four days in 1946. The Marines had to be called in to quell the riot that resulted. by Robert Walsh Its official title was the United States Penitentiary,...
Oct 24, 2013
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Oct. 24, 2013 Count Anton Graff von Arco auf Valley by David Robb  “Wach auf!” the prison guard shouted in German – the language best for shouting orders. “Wake up!”It was November 11, 1923, and Count Anton Graff von Arco auf Valley was sound asleep in his...
Oct 3, 2013
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Each year in the United States corrections system, roughly 200,000 men, women, and children inmates are sexually abused, sometimes by fellow inmates, too often by the very guards charged to protect them. This is the story of one woman rape victim who stood up for herself. by...
Apr 8, 2013
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Since the “War on Drugs” was launched in the mid-1980s, accompanied by mandatory-minimum sentences for drug offenders, the U.S. prison population has exploded from under 900,000 to 2.3 million prisoners. With correction budgets consumed by building new prisons and staffing...
Jan 17, 2013
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Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from Seth Ferranti’s new book, Gorilla Convict: The Prison Writings of Seth Ferranti. To buy the book or for more information, go to www.strategicmediabooks.com or Amazon by Seth Ferranti I don't know why I became a drug dealer. Free...
Jan 14, 2013
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Jan. 14, 2013 How do so many illegal drugs get smuggled into prisons all over the United States? The author spent 20 years in various Florida prisons and tells how. by Shawn R. Griffith There is a drug epidemic inside America’s corrections system. While serving 20 years...
Nov 7, 2012
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Facing the U.S. Prison Problem 2.3 Million Strong is a massive, thoughtful book written by someone from inside "the belly of the beast," who knows from years of personal experience what works and what doesn't. Ironically, most prisons today are not set up to rehabilitate...
Feb 6, 2012
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Feb. 2, 2012 Dr. Karl Menninger Former convict and Kansas City Star reporter J.J. Maloney recalls his 17-year association with Dr. Karl Menninger, the avatar of prison reform. by J.J. Maloney In December, 1972, I attended a conference on prison reform in Topeka, Kansas...

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