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Prisoners deserve to be evacuated too

Several South Carolina correctional facilities remained occupied during Hurricane Florence despite mandatory evacuation orders from Gov. Henry McMaster. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

By Delilah Bourque, Staff Columnist

September 27, 2018

In past storms, prisoners have suffered when they haven’t been evacuated, and during Florence two people in custody died. The issue isn’t one of safety — it’s one of morality.

The American prison system: justice or exploitation?

The American prison system: justice or exploitation?

By Vaibhavi Patria | For The Pitt News

September 27, 2017

In Washington, Pennsylvania, a county jail captain was charged this week with stealing more than $2,000 from inmates. Charges like this are nothing new — especially in Pennsylvania. According to Prison Legal News, at least 14 Pennsylvania prison and jail guards were arrested between 2012 and 2014. Som...

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