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California Hopes To Approve Condom Use in Prisons

Sex may not be allowed in prisons, but the reality is that it still occurs, and because condoms are contraband, the sex is unprotected. That's contributing to...

Law: Working Prisons

New factories with fences For years Chief Justice Warren Burger has been pleading for prison programs that would help turn the myth of rehabilitation into...

Prisons: Cruel & Unusual Punishment

Convicted of assault with force during an attempted rape, Robert C. Jordan Jr. was sent to California's Soledad prison in 1958 for an "indeterminate" sentence...

Prisons: Living Out

Prison reform must have gone further in Sweden than anywhere else in the world. Recently, in a small, unnamed community, a 30-year-old man moved into a...

Prisons: Mother's Day

As the daughter of a German theologian, niece of another and sister of two more, Elizabeth Harre decided to break the mold slightly and take up social work...

Prisons: Only on Sunday

On the first and third Sunday of each month, inmates and their wives wend their way to small buildings scattered throughout the 21,000 acres sur rounding the...

Prisons: Rah! Rah! Rah!

Charles McCalla was ready to be paroled from Illinois' Stateville prison last month, but he asked if he could stay until June. He wanted to stay in—for a...

PRISONS: The Rock Holds

"I'm a changed man. You won't have any trouble from me," said affable Bank Robber Theodore (Teddy) Green, 41, to Federal Prisons Director James Bennett, after...

Religion: Bigger & Better War Prisons

A good, little-publicized job the Y.M.C.A. did in World War I was its work with prisoners of war. World War II has given the Y another big job in this field, and...

Getting the CIA Out of Its Other Prisons

It is a good thing the CIA is now out of the overseas prison business. Black sites, waterboarding and renditions were never really the CIA's strong suit...

What's Wrong With Florida's Prisons?

An uneasy sense of deja vu swept over Florida last week after an all-white jury acquitted seven juvenile boot camp guards and a nurse charged with aggravated...