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FCC Approves Measures Intended to Combat Prison Cellphones

FCC Approves Measures Intended to Combat Prison Cellphones

By Meg Kinnard | Mar 26
The Federal Communications Commission in Washington voted 3-0 to approve rules to streamline the process for using technology to detect and block contraband phones in prisons and jails across the U.S.

U.S. Prison Population Lowest Since 2002

U.S. Prison Population Lowest Since 2002

Jan 3
The prison population in the United States has dropped to its lowest level in a decade and a half -- but it is still the highest in the world.

A Visit to a Prison Rodeo

A Visit to a Prison Rodeo

Oct 24
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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."

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