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Most Dangerous Prison in the World

About 10.77 million individuals reside in penal institutions in different countries worldwide, according to 2021 data. Of this number, about two million prisoners are in the United States. Overcrowding is one cause of prison violence. However, other factors, like insufficient staff training, insecure facilities, excessive solitary confinement, and inmates with mental health issues, can also contribute to violent living conditions in prison.

September 19, 2022
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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary's year-long calendar includes family-oriented activities apart from the regular daytime and seasonal night tours. Moreover, members can benefit from lectures about criminal justice reform and preservation efforts at the penitentiary. If you are interested, visit easternstate.org for more information.

September 14, 2022
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Maximum Security Prison

Maximum security prisons are correctional institutions with the highest levels of security. Socialization is limited as inmates have to be in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours. In states with high gang activity, high-security prisons have gang intervention programs that separate rival members in segregated housing units to reduce violence.

September 9, 2022
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What Is a Community Corrections Program?

Community corrections, sometimes called community supervision, is a method by which agencies or legal jurisdictions oversee convicted individuals outside jails or prisons. The United States criminal justice system considers these correctional strategies viable sentencing alternatives to incarceration. In 2020, there were 3,890,400 individuals under community supervision, as opposed to 1,691,600 in prisons and jails.

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Medium-Security Prison

People’s ideas on how the criminal justice system works or how prison systems differ come from movies, books, and television shows. While films and literature can give their audiences information regarding inmates and prison life, these media are not entirely accurate in their depictions. One area of interest is what life looks like in various institutions. Perhaps, you are curious about the differences between high-security prisons and maximum security facilities. This article details one facility — a medium-security prison, including the rules governing its operations and its security level's implications. 

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What Is a DO in Jail?

DOs or detention officers are the silent heroes of the U.S. justice system. They are not the typical roles one would vie for when considering joining the U.S. law enforcement service.

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Credit Card Fraud Jail Time

Credit card fraud—the unauthorized use of another person’s credit card to charge purchases and payments on that account—corners nearly 90% of identity theft in America. The U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC), which determines sentences for federal crimes, recorded 57,287 credit card and other financial instrument fraud offenders in 2021.

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Why Does Death Row Take So Long?

The number of U.S. inmates sentenced to death reached 2,469, based on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) 2020 Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report.  The year 2020 marks the 20th year of the death row inmates’ decline, with figures dropping below 2,500 for the first time since 1991. This downward trend can come from state governments changing their terms for enforcing capital punishment. Only 31 states uphold the death penalty following moves by New Hampshire, Colorado, and Virginia to abolish capital punishment within the past three years. 

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Send Money to Inmate

Inmates need money while in prison because they receive less than the bare necessities in life inside their correctional facility. As prisoners would put it, they get “three hots and a cot”—referring to their three meals for the day and a bed. Inmates must also qualify as financially indigent before receiving essential goods like free soap and stamps.

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