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NY Places Drastic Limits on Packages and Books to the Incarcerated

Beginning in January 2018, people at Greene, Green Haven and Taconic Correctional Facilities in NY will no longer be able to receive packages directly from family members or friends. All packages must be ordered through an approved vendor. Its currently a pilot project but in September 2018, this policy will apply to ALL 54 prisons […]

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Sup.Ct: California Prisons Are “Cruel and Unusual” Punishment

Conditions in California’s overcrowded prisons are so bad that they violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, in a 5-4 decision that was accompanied by a blistering dissent by Justice Scalia. The Court ordered the state to reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 inmates […]