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UNICOR: Prison Sweatshop or Under-Exploited Tool for Rehabilitation?


Quality vocational training, in-prison work experience, and job opportunities upon release could be so transformative if only there were the vision and leadership to realize the potential. Read More »

Federal Prison Discipline: The Case of the Education Behind Bars Newsletter

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Held in solitary confinement for months for publishing an educational newsletter for inmates, I eventually had the guilty findings overturned, but not before much suffering. Read More »

New Executive Clemency Initiative from the Department of Justice


On April 23, 2014, Attorney General of the United States, Eric H. Holder announced a new initiative intended to encourage appropriate candidates to petition for executive clemency. Read More »

Music Review: B.J. Jansen – ‘Ronin’


This baritone sax player emerges as a modern day rōnin with his new album. Read More »

Transgender Prisoner’s Right to Sex Reassignment Surgery Upheld

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Kosilek's much publicized quest for sex reassignment surgery began in the 1990s and continued in an epic journey through federal court proceedings. Read More »

Music Review: Greg Abate – The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods

The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods is a winning album for two great sax players. Read More »

Music Review: The Britton Brothers Band – Uncertain Living

Ben and John prove their spirit and talent in an uncertain world. Read More »

Music Review: Sonny Rollins – Way Out West

Classic 1957 Sonny Rollins album remastered and reissued with bonus tracks. Read More »

Retro Redux: Charlie Ventura – Bop For The People

Was the record-buying public ready for what he was selling? Read More »

Music Review: Oliver Jones/Hank Jones – Pleased To Meet You

Excellent piano-based jazz. Read More »