Category: Inmate rights

More schools less prisons! Do the math!
We at PRISON CALL DEALS are still excited that Proposition 47 passed in California, and we loved the campaign. That's why we're dedicating today's post to the great campaign posters - very effective! Take a look and see for yourself.   [caption id="attachment_419" align="aligncenter" widt ...
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Do the math! Schools not prisons!
We at PRISON CALL DEALS are very excited that today┬áProposition 47, reducing sentences for some crimes, passed in California! ┬áCongratulations to everyone who made this possible!   [caption id="attachment_414" align="aligncenter" width="687"] Schools not prisons[/caption]   P ...
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Preventing the Public From Looking In
When we discover an article with a different perspective on the life of inmates, we from PRISON CALL DEALS feel obliged to share it with our readers, because it is very important to have a realistic view on this subject. As you already know, the state Department of Corrections bars inmates from bein ...
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One woman’s battle to bring her inmate closer to home
We at PRISON CALL DEALS are inspired by stories of families providing support to their inmates - one such story features Meg McCarthy, a graphic designer and advocate for prison reform, who has been invited to serve on the Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform's board of directors. Her husband, Ric ...
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Is it possible to become a better mother while serving time in a maximum security prison?
Is it possible to become a better mother while serving time in a maximum security prison?   This is a seemingly impossible question, a contradiction in terms. But a very relevant question though - because 80% of female prisoners in the US are mothers of school-age children.   & ...
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When There is an Idea, There is a Way!
Did you know that the United States imprisons a higher percentage of its people than any other country in the world? Also, statistics shows that people of color are imprisoned at over ten times the rate of white people.     Did you know that, currently, nearly seven out of ten pri ...
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A Unique Education Program in Alabama Prison
By now, if you regularly follow the stories that we publish in the┬áPRISON CALL DEALS Buzz section, you all know how much we love writing about positive and life changing examples of inmate life.   We also feel very strongly about topics concerning prices that big companies unfairly creat ...
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Cutting high prison phone rates can reduce reoffender rates
We at PRISON CALL DEALS enjoy reading publications about prison and related issues - we like to keep up with interesting stories, and a range of opinions.   One of our favorite publications is Vice News. A few days ago they ran a great story about the importance of communication for reent ...
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Punishing inmate families
The TIME published on September 30th yet another story about inmate families being ripped off "Meet the bankers who profit from the inmates."   We at PRISON CALL DEALS are always sad to see such stories, but at the same time it's encouraging that there is publicity and media coverage of t ...
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Why Should We Look Up To Scandinavian Prison Model?
There is a very interesting article in The Atlantic that we came across and were amazed with the fact presented. The comparison made between Scandinavian and American prisons immediately inspired us to write about it in our PRISON CALL DEALS Buzz section.   Did you know that in Finland th ...
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