My identical twin and I spent our first birthday apart in 19 years because she was in jail.
Georgia Department of Corrections officials on Wednesday denied entry to seven state representatives probing allegedly inhumane conditions at Georgia.
Incarceration can trigger and worsen symptoms of mental illness — and those effects can last long after someone leaves the prison gates.
Stigmatization of formerly incarcerated individuals leads to negative impacts on reform and reentry to society. Carefully using the right words can make a huge difference.
I served 7 years in prison 4 years ago... While most Americans right now and all around us, are active and vocal about voting – I can’t vote. In fact, I can’t vote until I’m 80 years old – another 20 years from now.
When you lead the Inmate Liaison Committee in a pandemic, you have to deliver bad news with finesse.
Life inside the penitentiary is extremely hard. The violence and deprivation warp your whole view; you see a total disregard for basic human life firsthand. But the after-effects can be even worse.
Filmmaker Denali Tiller had another project in mind when she began following a woman who had been incarcerated for 17 years and had developed a program aimed at addressing the trauma experienced by children whose parents were in prison.
Regardless of how big political disagreements may seem, there are issues that transcend political lines, and criminal justice reform is one of those issues. I know from personal experience that nothing compares to the struggle of seeing that while the holidays are a joy for so many, they can also be a reminder....