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4 items by Andrea Jones

  • Prison Reform Advocates Speak Up for the Voiceless

    Prison Reform Advocates Speak Up for the Voiceless | ARTICLE

    Bethany Fraser is a 36-year-old mother of two who lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She became an advocate for reforming the prison phone industry two and a half years ago, when her husband began serving a 10-year sentence...

    August 19, 2013 12:40 PM ET
  • The For-Profit Immigration Imprisonment Racket

    The For-Profit Immigration Imprisonment Racket | ARTICLE

    Immigration officials sought out undocumented immigrants to apprehend for minor crimes in order to boost deportation numbers, a trove of internal correspondence revealed last week. According to USA Today, federal Immigration and Customs...

    February 22, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • Guantánamo Hearings Reveal Chaos at 'Camp Justice'

    Guantánamo Hearings Reveal Chaos at 'Camp Justice' | ARTICLE

    Eleven years after the United States' establishment of the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, more detainees have died imprisoned than have been convicted of wrongdoing under the military commission system. The absence of a speedy trial...

    February 15, 2013 11:59 AM ET
  • Is Immigration Reform Finally Happening?

    Is Immigration Reform Finally Happening? | ARTICLE

    After decades of political inaction, comprehensive immigration legislation gained bipartisan momentum this week – signaling that the time may finally be ripe for reform. One reason for the change is clear: Following Latino and Asian-American voters' sweeping...

    January 30, 2013 11:35 AM ET
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