News and Resources for Prisoners and their Families

Police Brutality Against Black Kansas City Man Caught on Video

Black people in Missouri are disproportionately stopped or harassed by police. Twenty years of collected data shows Black drivers are stopped at a rate 85 percent higher than white drivers. And too many police departments across the state regularly use disproportionate force in dealing with minority individuals. Missouri offers yet another example. Josh Bills, a […]

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Oops — Did Police Accidentally Reveal Unconstitutional Surveillance When They Tweeted a Screenshot?

On September 13, dozens of natural gas explosions hit three towns north of Boston, killing one person and impacting thousands more. In the first few hectic hours after the blasts, the Massachusetts State Police official Twitter account posted a tweet reading: Updated plotting of confirmed fires and explosions by MSP Watch Center. 39 locations confirmed […]

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Nebraska High Security Prison Chaotic After Error Causes Cell Doors to Open

Doors open onto chaos at Tecumseh State Correctional Institute in Nebraska. By Christopher Zoukis Shortly before 10:00 a.m. on September 7, 16 single-occupancy cells in a restrictive housing section of Nebraska’s top-security prison, the Tecumseh State Correctional Institute, unexpectedly opened. The cause of this irregularity was not certain, but a computer error in the system […]

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Trump Administration Seeks to Stifle Protests Near White House and on National Mall

President Trump has a record of attacking the rights of protesters, from suggesting that protest be illegal to praising dictators who crush any kind of dissent. Now, the Trump administration proposes to dramatically limit the right to demonstrate near the White House and on the National Mall, including in ways that would violate court orders […]

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