10Mar 2015
Mar 10, 2015

Ohio Prison Union Bids to Take Over Food Vending

Prison officials in Ohio are being faced with difficult decisions concerning the provision of meals to inmates in state prisons and facilities. Currently, meals are provided by private firm Aramak, who now holds the prison vendor contract. However, in the few years that Aramak has been responsible for […]

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10Mar 2015
Mar 10, 2015

Electric Chair Bill Passed in House Committee

Legislation concerning the use of the electric chair during the execution of death row inmates, in the event that lethal injection cannot be used, has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee in Alabama. The state has used lethal injection to carry out executions since 2002, however, a […]

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10Mar 2015
Mar 10, 2015

Federal Judge Blocks Nebraska, Arkansas’ Ban on Gay Marriage

United States District Judge Joseph Bataillon has blocked Nebraska’s ban on gay marriage. A lawsuit was filed concerning the bill to ban same sex marriage, which was passed in 2000 with almost 70% of voters in favor. He issued the injunction based on his conclusion that the […]

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10Mar 2015
Mar 10, 2015

Alabama’s Bill to Reduce Crowding in Prisons Met with Praise, Concerns at Hearing

Alabama Senator, Cam Ward, has presented a bill to the senate which proposes changes to the prison system that may reduce prison capacities by approximately 33% over the next five years. The public hearing, held on March 4th, saw a myriad of responses from law enforcement and county […]

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