From time to time I cover jail- and prison-related news stories both here and on other sites. The article or post titles and the date I posted them are listed below (as active links):

NY State Inmates in Solitary Confinement Surpass 4,000 Despite Vows to Limit Use (12/6/2015)
Johann Hari on Billie Holiday, Harry Anslinger, and the War on Drugs
(11/13/15)
Guard Caught Making Out with Inmate in Upstate NY Jail
(9/25/15)
Warm-Hearted Cop Rents Hotel Room for Homeless Family (9/25/15)
Andrew Cuomo Announces Policy to Help Ex-Cons Seeking Jobs (9/25/15)
In Fixing the System Obama Gets Personal about the War on Drugs
(9/24/15)
Could Safe Injection Sites for IV Drug Users Be In the Works for NYC? (9/22/15)
Narcos Finale Leaves Room for Second Season (9/23/15)
44 Years After Attica, Six Other Prison Uprisings to Remember
(9/9/2015)
Drug Policies of 2016’s Candidates, Part 2
(6/21/15)
Ban the Box Legislation: When Do You Admit That You’re a Felon?
(5/7/15)
The Drug Policies of 2016’s First Crop of Candidates (5/2/15)
Civic Ensemble’s New Theatre Reentry Program (4/16/15)
NYU Starts Prison Education Program (3/12/15)
Prison Express Art Exhibition Planned (3/11/15)
Solitary Confinement is State-Sanctioned Torture and It’s Putting Everyone at Risk (2/27/14)
Time to “Rethink Our Priorities” About Drug Crime (2/20/15)
Correctional Association Releases Report on Reproductive Health Care (2/14/15)
Pseudo-Progress on Solitary Confinement
(1/21/15)
Freezing to Death in Florida
(12/16/14)
Syracuse: Another Ban the Box Success
(12/9/14)
TEDx on Juvenile Justice
(12/6/14)
New York State Recidivism Rate Decreases
(12/2/14)
Ban the Box Success in Woodstock
(11/22/14)
Is the War on Drugs Over?
(11/10/14)
Drug Policy and Voting (11/2/14)
Ithaca College Students Restart Books Thru Bars Program
(10/12/14)
Guess What the U.S. Has One-Third Of?
(9/28/14)
The Move to Ban In-Person Jail Visits
(9/12/14)
Report Finds Inmate Population Increase
(9/19/14)
ACLU Seeks Inquiry into Horrifying Prison Shower Death
(9/2/14)
Drug Drone Crashes Outside Prison
(7/31/14)
Federal Judge Rules CA Death Penalty Unconstitutional
(7/20/14)
More Maggots Found in Aramark Food (7/31/14)
Ten Things Orange is the New Black Doesn’t Tell You About Prison and Drugs (7/7/14)
Maggots Found in Michigan Prison Food (7/4/14)
Guest Blog on No Offence
(6/7/14)
What Louisiana State Pen Says About America
(6/1/14)
A New Hope: Proposed Federal Solitary Confinement Bill
(5/18/14)
Felon of the Month: Charles Colson
(5/16/14)
Why Scandinavian Prisons Have Less Recidivism
(5/2/14)
Pictures of Injustice: A Shocking Private Prison Infographic
(4/28/14)
The Fault in Our Prisons: A Mass Incarceration Cartoon
(4/24/14)
Shocking New Recidivism Statistics
(4/23/14)
Felon of the Month: Jose Mujica
(4/13/14)
Reforming Both Prisons and Financial Aid (3/26/14 in Ithaca Times)
Birthing Behind Bars: The Case of Billie Jo Ribble
(3/21/14)
Because I’m 16: Juvenile Justice in New York
(3/14/14)
Do Not Go Directly to Tompkins County Jail: Jail Expansions in New York
(3/12/14 in Ithaca Times)
1.7 Million Children Have a Parent in Prison (3/2/14)
Howling in the Night: Solitary Confinement
(2/28/14)
Dancing Behind Bars
(2/24/14)
Cuomo Announces Plans for College in Prison
(2/23/14)
NYCLU and DOCCS Announce Solitary Confinement Reform
(2/19/14)
Kids for Cash Revisited
(2/11/14)
Smarter Sentencing Act Moves Away from Mandatory Minimums
(2/9/14 on examiner.com)
Nifty Non-Profits: Spotlight on Milk Not Jails (2/6/14)
Reforming Solitary Confinement with Proposed Assembly Bill (2/5/14 in Ithaca Times)
Former C.O.s and Felons Unite to Oppose Jail Expansion (2/5/14 in Ithaca Times)
Parole Boards: The Hidden Reason Prison Doesn’t Work (1/27/14)
DOCS (Pretends to) Revise Parole Decisions (1/24/14)
Cuomo Addresses Juvenile Justice Reform (1/9/14)
Top Ten Correctional and Crime News Events of 2013 (1/4/14)
Weird Crime: A Modest Proposal (1/3/14)
Man Demands Job at Gun Point (1/1/14 on examiner.com)
Man Arrested with Frankincense, Myrrh, and Marijuana (1/1/14 on examiner.com)
Putin to Free Pussy Riot (12/21/13)
Real-Life Walter White Sentenced to 12 Years (12/18/13 via examiner.com)
73-Year-Old Woman Put in Solitary Confinement (12/11/13)
How You Can Support Prison Reform (12/10/13 via examiner.com)
From Hell: A Brief History of Solitary Confinement (12/2/13)
Prisons Begin Using Computers for Parole Decisions (11/25/13 on examiner.com)
Prison Anthems of Lauryn Hill: The Power of Music Behind Bars (11/24/13)
Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison (11/16/13)
Ashley Smith and the Sins of Solitary: Canadian Suicide in Custody (11/7/13)
Taking Action Against Solitary: NYCLU Lawsuit (10/26/10)
Facebooking to Freedeom: Massachusetts Teen Uses Facebook to Make Bail (10/17/13)
The Racial Dimension of Solitary Confinement: NYCLU Chart on the Uneven Application of Solitary (10/12/13)
Shining Light On Solitary: Article about the Real Experiences of Solitary (10/8/13)
Jail’s Gender Inequalities: Female Inmates Disproportionately Boarded Out (9/29/13)
Hooliganism: Members of Pussy Riot in Solitary (9/24/13)
Tioga Jail Beating: Guard Beats Inmate in Tioga County Jail (9/12/13)

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