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Inside The Fight To Protect Face-To-Face Visitation For Prisoners

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Renaud is an organizer with Grassroots Leadership and Texas Advocates for Justice who spoke with me by phone from Austin, Texas. He told me that unless you’ve been incarcerated, you can’t understand the emotional impact of a visit from a friend or loved one. His voice vibrated with emotion as he recalled those desperately needed visits, his tone expressing more than words could say.

This crucial connection with the outside world is endangered around the country, as more and more prisons and jails install video visitation systems. While the technology theoretically offers a new way to connect with prisoners—for those who can afford it—jails across the nation are also doing away with in-person visitation entirely, in favor of relying exclusively on these video visitations.

http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/05/24/why-we-must-fight-to-protect-face-to-face-visitation-for-prisoners/

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These moms are raising their newborns behind bars — New York Post

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. — Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children’s books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls. It looks like any other nursery, except that there are bars…

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Amanda Knox writes about suffering a prison flashback panic attack that was triggered by a kidney infection

Amanda Knox writes about suffering a prison flashback panic attack that was triggered by a kidney infection

  • In her latest column for the West Seattle Herald, Amanda Knox writes about how she suffered a ‘baby panic attack’ during a recent kidney infection
  • She says the physical pain brought back psychological scars suffered during her nearly four years behind bars in an Italian prison 
  • Knox was initially convicted in the 2007 murder of her British roommate in Italy, but was acquitted and released in 2011 
  • She now lives and works in Seattle, Washington  

Amanda Knox has written about the time she recently suffered a case of PTSD induced by a kidney infection. 

The 28-year-old who spent almost four years in an Italian prison after being convicted in the murder of her British roommate while studying abroad, detailed her ‘baby panic attack’ in her latest column for the West Seattle Herald

The Seattle, Washington native was acquitted and allowed to return to the U.S. in 2011, but she says her imprisonment still haunts her in minor illnesses and every day occurrences like waiting in line at the grocery store.

For nearly four years, Knox was imprisoned in Perugia, Italy, after an Italian jury initia...

For nearly four years, Knox was imprisoned in Perugia, Italy, after an Italian jury initia…


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3559710/Amanda-Knox-writes-suffering-prison-flashback-panic-attack-triggered-kidney-infection.html#ixzz47I9G3PKb
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Video: ‘Beyond Punishment’ – Former inmate describes widespread illness

Video: ‘Beyond Punishment’ – Former inmate describes widespread illness

December 20, 2015

Former inmate Kat Jones describes the conditions at Lowell Correctional, where she said she became very ill but was denied adequate medical treatment.

Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article50003170.html#storylink=cpy

 

 

Video: ‘Beyond Punishment’ – Abuse and neglect in Florida women’s prison

Video: ‘Beyond Punishment’ – Abuse and neglect in Florida women’s prison

December 13, 2015

A Miami Herald I-Team investigation into corruption, sexual abuse and medical neglect at the largest women’s prison in the nation, Lowell Correctional. Reporting by Julie K. Brown / jbrown@miamiherald.com.

Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article50003170.html#storylink=cpy

Video: ‘Beyond Punishment’ – The death of Latandra Ellington

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Video: ‘Beyond Punishment’ – The death of Latandra Ellington

December 16, 2015

Video: ‘Beyond Punishment’ – The death of Latandra Ellington http://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article50003170.html

Algarene Jennings’ niece Latandra Ellington was an inmate who was found dead at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala in October. Ellington, 36, died just days after telling her family, fellow inmates and officers at the women’s state prison that an officer had threatened to kill her. Reporting by Julie Brown / jbrown@miamiherald.com

Emily Michotemichot@miamiherald.com

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article50003170.html#storylink=cpy

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