Mass incarceration and overcrowding unarguably plague this country’s prisons and jails, with the U.S. rate of incarceration dominating that of every other nation. According to a report issued in September 2014 by the Bureau of Justice, the U.S. held an estimated 1,574,700 persons in state and federal prisons at the end of December 2013.
Prisoner Activist is a collection of news, resources and current actions relating to U.S. criminal justice, prison system reform and the prisoner rights movement. The site was created as a resource for anyone seeking information in this area.
Prisoner Activist also provides info on related advocacy events and actions. The site includes relevant publications and multimedia. The Links pages, which are are categorized by topic, provide an exhaustive index of online prison reform resources.
Prisoner Activist provides also info on related advocacy and actions. The site includes relevant reports and studies and multimedia. The Links pages, which are are categorized by topic, provide an exhaustive index of online prison reform resources.
“Each year, more than 700,000 people are released from state and Federal prison, while another 9 million cycle through local jails. Statistics indicate that more than two-thirds of state prisoners are rearrested within three years of their release and half are re-incarcerated.” –Office of National Drug Control Policy