Category Archives: Prisons

Update!

I’m a few weeks late pointing this out here because, frankly, writing more than 140 characters is passé, but in case you missed it — and why would you? — my last article for VICE (all caps) had to do with … Continue reading

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Stockpiling inmates

I was unaware that Sarah Palin was still a meme, but the Democratic Party is apparently still using her to raise money and build their email lists. Apparently, because who cares enough to look it up, the former Alaska governor … Continue reading

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Prison rape is no joke

As pundits and politicians fill the airwaves with talk of poll numbers and campaign strategies, there’s a genuine epidemic of rape going on in the United States among the most marginalized segment of American society: the nation’s more than 2.3 … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo’s ties to the prison industry

Wells Fargo is one of the top five largest banks in America, a fact that on its own is damning enough, basic human decency not exactly being conducive to success in the financial industry. Despite, or rather because of, its … Continue reading

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Anticipation

Earlier this week Inter Press Service published a piece of mine on the situation at California’s Kern Valley State Prison, where inmates are being forced to drink water that officials know contains twice the level of arsenic that’s considered “safe” … Continue reading

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Prisoners forced to drink arsenic-laced water

I have a piece up today for Inter Press Service about a California prison where more than 5,000 incarcerated men are being forced to drink water known to contain twice the legal limit of arsenic, a known carcinogen. Prison officials have … Continue reading

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