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Articles by Leah Caldwell

The Decline and Fall of the Prison Press

It was a melee, a riot, a simmering dispute. Despite the nomenclature, coverage of the August 9, 2005, prisoner incident at San Quentin prison was hardly diversified. 39 prisoners were injured in one of the largest riots since 1982 at Californias oldest prison, with newspapers citing tensions between Latino and ...

USP Beaumont, Texas: Murder and Mayhem in the Thunder Dome

Located in East Texas, the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) at Beaumont is made up of a trio of federal prisons that are home to 5,667 prisoners. These prisons are run by the Bureau of Prisons, which is the federal arm of the U.S. prison system and an agency ...

Iraqi Dungeons and Torture Chambers Under New, American Trained Management

Just a year ago, Attorney General John Ashcroft pointed to the Iraqi prison system as a shining example of the freedoms that the U.S. would bring to Iraq. He said, "Now, all Iraqis can taste liberty in their native land, and we will help make that freedom permanent by ...