Prisons

 
November 7 2012, 0 Comments
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...
 
April 8 2013, 0 Comments
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...

The Battle of Alcatraz

December 2 2013, 0 Comments
Dec. 2, 2013The 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...

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
Oct. 3, 2013Each 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...