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A Visit to a Prison Rodeo

Angola State Prison in Louisiana has been called one of the most notorious maximum security prisons in the country. But its prisoners ride in a famed rodeo.

Trans Behind Bars :: 'The Women of San Quentin' Comes Amid Historic Changes

BOOKS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 11
A new book chronicling the lives of nine transgender women across the country who have been incarcerated comes amid historic progress for such prisoners.

Top HIV Stories of 2014

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 1
This was a banner year for HIV, with many inspiring stories about advances in rights for people living with HIV in prisons, health care and even in remembering their legacies.

'OITNB' Shares Holiday Greetings From Litchfield

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 19
The Interwebs are buzzing this morning, as the cast of the hit Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" share their YouTube holiday greetings, a la "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Keeping Up with the Menendezes: Killer Lyle's Got a Boyfriend

CRIME | By EDGE | Sep 18
Chronically lonely, love-starved, in need of excitement or lured by the bad boy glamour of a real life criminal, married convicted murderer Lyle Menendez has found himself a man.

Nobody's Prison Bitch: A Spoiler-Filled Conversation with Lea DeLaria

TELEVISION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
EDGE chats with Lea "Big Boo" DeLaria as season two of the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" heats up.

Report Outlines Problems in LGBT/HIV Criminalization

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 11
A new report from Columbia Law finds that policy changes are needed to address the criminalization of LGBT people and people living with HIV.

Philly Fight Holds 12th Annual Prison Health Care Summit

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 9
On June 10, as part of Philadelphia FIGHT’s city-wide month 20th Annual AIDS Education Month, they will tackle the problem of incarceration and return to the community with "Beyond the Walls: The 12th Annual Prison Health and Reentry Summit."

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 16
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Law

LOCAL | By Ramit Plushnick-Masti | Apr 1
Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

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