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Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo
An engaging doc about the Oklahoma State Prison Rodeo.
"...Madison Square Garden and see," explains 13-year Oklahoma State Prison Rodeo vet (and convicted murderer) Danny Liles. To him,..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Let's Go to Prison
Bob Odenkirk directs this comedy written by the Reno 911! team, but consider this one disarmed and extremely pointless.
"...often brilliant cop comedy Reno 911!, Let's Go to Prison has the look and feel of a much shorter..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fran Keller Released From Prison
After more than 20 years, Keller is home for the holidays
"...years to the day that she was sent to prison for a crime that few still believe ever actually..."

Nov. 26, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Life in Prison for Hemp
José Peña brought some roadside weeds home from Kansas. Cops decided it was reefer, and a Texas court sentenced him to life in prison – without the evidence. It took a decade for Peña to get back some of the pieces of his life.
"...Peña would be convicted and sentenced to life in prison for possession of what the state said turned out..."

March 16, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Albert Race Sample Relives Texas Prison Life in Racehoss
Surviving 17 years on a prison farm
"...his 17-year stint as an inmate on a Texas prison farm. Emma was a shrewd businesswoman and an angry..."

July 20, 2018 Books Review by Elizabeth Banicki

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Alex Gibney's doc penetrates the church's cloak of secrecy
" The HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, which closely adheres to Lawrence Wright’s acclaimed..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Stanford Prison Experiment
Dramatization of the famous psychology experiment
"...The Stanford prison experiment conducted by Dr. Philip Zimbardo in that university’s..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DeLay Sentenced to Prison
Disgraced U.S. House majority leader gets three years
"...House majority leader Tom DeLay to three years in prison this afternoon, and concurrently to 10 years of probation...."

Jan. 10, 2011 News Post by Michael King

Prison Buff
Peeking Behind the Curtain of Incarceration
"...Behind Bars: The Power of Drama in a Women's Prisonby Jean Trounstine..."

April 6, 2001 Books Feature by Amanda Eyre Ward

The Other Side of Prison
Inmate Population Swells
"...the end of 1998, 144,439 inmates filled Texas state prisons, more than double the 1993 figure of 71,103. But..."

April 30, 1999 News Feature by Mike Butts

Landmark Prison Oversight Case Ends
"...v. Johnson, which has changed the face of Texas' prison system through mandated federal judicial oversight. Lawyers who have..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Rylander's Prison Plans Not Sewn Up
Comptroller Rylander seeks to aid the war effort with Texas prisoners.
"..."manufacturing relief items, such as clothing and machinery, through prison labor."..."

Oct. 19, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Prison Population Increases...Again
For at least the ninth year, the U.S. prison population increased in 2007
"...supervision at the end of 2007, according to new prison and jail statistics released Dec. 11 by the Dept...."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Food Issue: Cooking in Prison
Recipes for making the best out of time. Lots of time.
"...system. (Bonus feature: The book includes a glossary of prison lingo.)..."

June 11, 2013 Food Post by Amy Smith

Doggett Seeks Info on Prison Evacuation (or Lack Thereof)
The Federal Bureau of Prisons kept some prisoners in place during Harvey flooding
"...filed a formal inquiry to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Monday (Sept. 11) requesting information (and an explanation)..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

McTear Headed to Adult Prison
After day of testimony from psychologists and counselors, district judge rules Marcus McTear has no chance for early parole
"...Nineteen-year-old Marcus McTear will be transferred to adult prison this week, to serve out the remainder of the..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Refugees Remain in Taylor Prison
ACLU files suit to spring children from 'residential facility'
" The facility – run by the largest private prison company in the world, Corrections Corporation of America –..."

April 13, 2007 News Feature by Diana Welch

Fine Prison Dining: The Cheese (and Bacteria) Come a la Carte
Inmate advocates allege that TDCJ routinely feeds prisoners -- but not guards -- substandard and inadequate food
" it. Ullrich, whose son is serving a 20-year prison sentence, got involved with TIFA nearly eight years ago..."

Aug. 8, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Onyeri Gets Life in Prison
Maximum sentence after attempted murder of judge
"...years ago receive the maximum punishment – life in prison, as U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sentenced Chimene Onyeri..."

Oct. 5, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Prison Health Care System in Jeopardy
How to slash budget without inviting federal intervention
"...24% from the budget to provide health care to prisoners without running into Constitutional trouble?..."

Feb. 21, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Prison Empire
Excerpts from Robert Perkinson's Texas Tough
"...few excerpts from Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire:..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature

Another TYC Prison in Trouble
What happened to Coke County Juvenile Justice Center?
" the Texas Youth Com­mis­sion. Owned and operated by private-prison firm GEO Group, the 200-bed juvenile center was TYC's..."

Oct. 26, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fight Prison Privatization
"...Dear Editor, The Federal Bureau of Prisons is on the verge of extinction ["No Money at..."

July 27, 2004 Postmarks

Prison Girls
"...the most controversial movie ever made based on confidential prison sex reports. The movie is rated X. (For more..."

April 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Death Watch: Life in Prison for Thomas Whitaker?
Death row inmate becomes first to receive commutation recommendation from Board of Pardons and Paroles in 2007
"...a commutation of sentence from death to life in prison for Thomas Whitaker, who was scheduled for execution this..."

Feb. 23, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

5th Circuit Affirms Ruling in Texas Prison Overheating Case
A lawsuit filed by six prisoners at the Wallace Pack Unit can now include the unit's full population
" to the effort to get inmates in Texas' prison system living in less-than-extreme conditions on Friday, Aug. 18,..."

Aug. 25, 2017 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Poetry in Prison
The Freehand Arts Project steps into the county jail
"...the only time they don't feel like they're in prison."..."

Feb. 10, 2017 News Feature by Mary Bryce

Will Medi-Pot Caregiver Go to Prison?
Federal judge wants feds to clarify position on medi-pot raids before sentencing California man
"...could reportedly receive a maximum of 85 years in prison -- but the sentencing was postponed by Judge Wu,..."

March 24, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Our Son Should Not Have to Spend 20 Years in Prison
"...son should not have to spend 20 years in prison. We only want the whole truth and the facts..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Postmarks

Not Enough Drug Abuse Treatment in Prison
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, just a fraction of the inmates that need treatment actually get it.
"...research shows its effective, but the vast majority of prisoners who need drug treatment don't receive it, researchers at..."

Jan. 16, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

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