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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...

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– The number of Venezuelans left dead following weekend riots by well-armed inmates at one of the country’s notoriously overcrowded prisons, reports Reuters.

Can Food Be Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

If you’ve led a law-abiding life, chances are you have never encountered “nutriloaf,” a foul-tasting brick served to prisoners who get out of line. How...

Britain's Prisons: Budgeting Behind Bars

Not even justice is recession-proof. On June 29, U.K. Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke announced radical prison reforms meant to save the government money while...

Will the Supreme Court Keep Prisons Overcrowded?

California is often on the cutting edge of national trends — and so it is now with the "ugly bed." That is prison lingo for double and triple bunks that are...