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Weekend round-up of stories from incarceration nation


Another busy week means another weekend effort to catch up with this round-up of links to a number of stories and commentaries concerning prison realities that caught my eye in recent days:

From the AP, “Alabama prisons reduce meals, nix visits amid inmate strike

From Forbes, “First Appearance By Bureau Of Prisons Director Falls Shorts On Facts

From The Guardian, “What’s Prison For? Concise diagnosis of a huge American problem

From The Guardian, “‘Slavery by any name is wrong’: the push to end forced labor in prisons

From the Marshall Project, “What an Alabama Prisoners’ Strike Tells Us About Prison Labor

From NBC News, “Biden pledged to end solitary confinement. Federal prisons are increasing its use.

From the New York Times, “Justice Dept. to Seek Stiffer Sentences in Prisoner Abuse Cases

From NPR, “What it’s like serving a life sentence in prison with no chance of release

From Scientific American, “Dementia in Prison Is Turning into an Epidemic: The U.S. Penal System Is Badly Unprepared

From the Washington Post, “They’re in federal prison, and they’re done staying quiet



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