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The Prisonworld Radio Hour Sizzles with This Week’s HOT TOPICS

The Prisonworld Radio Hour Sizzles with This Week’s HOT TOPICS

What in the world is going on the headlines? That’s exactly what co-hosts Rufus and Jenny Tripeltt are talking about…HOT TOPICS! There are a plethora of things happening in the news currently but even moreso in the world of prisons. Check out this sizzling episode as Jenny and Rufus hit on a few of the most talked about headlines.

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#Prisonworld View – The First Amendment – What Does it Really Mean for Inmates?

Do inmates have the same First Amendment rights as everybody else?
The United States Supreme Court has said that “prison walls do not form a barrier separating prison inmates from the protections of the Constitution.” Nevertheless, inmates’ First Amendment rights are less extensive than other citizens’ and their rights can be limited due to security or other penological concerns. Because of the particular challenges administrators face running prisons, the Supreme Court has acknowledged there is a compelling government interest which warrants limiting prisoners’ rights. Courts have been deferential to prison officials’ assessments of security threats, and sensitive to their related regulatory decisions, even if such decisions impact inmates’ First Amendment rights.

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Solitary Confinement Explored by @DanbHarris of ABC News [VIDEO]

Solitary Confinement Explored by @DanbHarris of ABC News – Recently ABC News aired a segment regarding solitary confinement explored by investigative reporter Dan Harris. Harris spent 48 hours in a cell where inmates would be placed for days and even months with only themselves and basic needs for living. Several organizations as well as prison reform activists consider these conditions to be unconstitutional as well inhumane. Check out the video detailing his environment and the conditions and situations that he experienced during his limited time in the solitary cell.

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Prisonworld AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – Bonafide Street Thug

Donald Ray Johnson, prison author, pens the street lit, Bonafide Street Thug.

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Have You Joined our Facebook Fan Page? Join the Conversation!

The Prisonworld Facebook Fan Page boasts over 1000 fans and is constantly growing. In a world where social networking is as important as an ad in the newspaper, Prisonworld has captured an audience on the runaway social network, Facebook. Join the conversation.

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188 Months For Crack – Why?

Life in Prison – I am an inmate writer of poetry and reader of good books and am wondering why I received 188 months for 19.2 grams of crack. Thank goodness they have changed the law and maybe I will be getting out but since it is not retroactive then maybe not.

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The Prisonworld Radio Hour Gets Active with Rashad Robinson of Color of Change

As co-hosts Jenny and Rufus Triplett make their way back onto the airwaves after a long hiatus, they are cleaning out the archived interviews. One interview in particular, that was conducted over a year ago with Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of the activist organization Color of Change, is timely.

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The Prisonworld Radio Hour chats with Ohio State Penitentiary Death Row Inmate

The Prisonworld Radio Hour chats with Ohio State Penitentiary Death Row Inmate

If you are not familiar with the prison riot that happened at Lucasville Prison in 1993 that caused five already incarcerated inmates to be wrongly convicted of more charges, including murder and sent to death row – CLICK HERE for more information.

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Viral Prison Video Raises Eyebrows

Viral Prison Video Raises Eyebrows

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What if Someone is Found Incompetent to Stand Trial?

What if Someone is Found Incompetent to Stand Trial? via PsychLaw Journal Being found incompetent to stand trial does not mean a person will never face his charges. Incompetent to Stand Trial is not a legal defense like Not Guilty By Reason of

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(SCOOP) Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Speaks Out from a Federal Prison

(SCOOP)Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Speaks Out from a Federal Prison Well, if you don’t know that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is incarcerated, AGAIN, then maybe you have been out of the country or under a rock. To make a long story

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