Homeless Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids in Car During Job Interview

Shanesha Taylor, a mother of two from Scottsdale, Arizona, was called in for a job interview last week. Because she's homeless and doesn't have access to childcare, she had to leave her six-month-old and 2-year-old in the car with the windows cracked while she did the interview. While she was gone, police were called… » 3/28/14 6:15pm 3/28/14 6:15pm

Teresa Giudice Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Facing Two Years in Prison

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe both pled guilty to fraud charges and other charges at Newark Federal Court on Tuesday after striking a plea deal with prosecutors. Teresa is facing 21 to 27 months in prison. » 3/04/14 1:50pm 3/04/14 1:50pm

Litter of Sickly Kittens Find Unlikely Home at Maximum Security Prison

Well, here's a heartwarming story to get you through your Wednesday. Recently, a litter of kittens somehow found their way into Great Meadow Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison in Washington County, New York. When discovered by employees, the kittens were sickly and in need of help, so the Great Meadow… » 1/15/14 12:30pm 1/15/14 12:30pm

Prisoners to Lose Conjugals Because Who Needs Rehabilitation?

Conjugal visits between prisoners and their significant others could be ending permanently in Mississippi, where the practice began. It's not clear whether one state's decision will create a national trend but it's obvious that the inmates' families will suffer more than they already do. Also, why would anyone want to… » 1/13/14 11:10am 1/13/14 11:10am

The Incredible Instagram World of Prison Wives and Girlfriends

Instagram, for most of us, is a simple app that allows us to share photos of our brunches, nail art and cats or, in other words, our (slightly edited) day-to-day lives. For others, however, Instagram is more than that. It's a helpful tool for building communities based on common experiences, all of which are discovered … » 1/09/14 2:45pm 1/09/14 2:45pm

The Tough Road Ahead for Chelsea Manning

This morning, Army private Bradley Manning formally announced that she would be living the rest of her life as a woman named Chelsea, and would like to be referred to using female pronouns. This is an incredibly brave first step for anyone, but particularly for Manning, who is about to be sent to prison for the next 35 … » 8/22/13 5:00pm 8/22/13 5:00pm

Female Prisoners Sterilized, Illegally and Often Through Coercion

Just in case you were confused about whether or not we're currently living in a dystopian future horror fest, the Center for Investigative Reporting has recently found that some doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates without required… » 7/08/13 9:40am 7/08/13 9:40am

Martha Stewart Takes a Substantial Pay Cut to Save Martha Stewart

Like a phoenix that knows it's a fucking phoenix and therefore is not to be trifled with, Martha Stewart will not quit. She's over 70 and trying to find a man, she's been continually sued and seemingly does not care and now she's doing what she has (literally, is being forced) to do, which is give up some of her money… » 7/03/13 12:00pm 7/03/13 12:00pm

Prisons Keep a List of 61 Inmates With 'Gender Identity Disorder'

The prison system hasn't exactly been the most supportive federal organization for transexual and transgender people, to say the least. With a history of denying trans individuals treatment and subjecting them to solitary confinement as a means to sidestep the strict male/female prison system, the Bureau of Prisons has … » 6/03/13 5:45pm 6/03/13 5:45pm

The Story of One Prison Rape, In an Inmate's Own Words

Today, the ACLU announced that it is filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, a private prison in Meridian, Mississippi. The suit alleges that EMCF is "hyper-violent, grotesquely filthy and dangerous." One example of the jail's dangers: this handwritten letter from an … » 5/30/13 2:15pm 5/30/13 2:15pm

Daring Sperm Smugglers in Palestine Brave Israeli Jails,…

People try to sneak lots of miscellaneous contraband into prison, but how often do they try to sneak things that aren't people out of prison? Almost never, probably because the whole point of prison is that it doesn't have anything that anyone wants, except, in the case of Israeli prisons holding Palestinian prisoners, … » 2/24/13 5:00pm 2/24/13 5:00pm