Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney issued a public formal apology to the families of inmates at the Holmesburg prison who were the subject of harmful medical experiments for over two decades. The experiments exposed their skin to LSD, asbestos, and a chemical found in the Vietnam War weapon Agent Orange, among others.


Kim Kardashian has gained heavy amounts of praise for her efforts in prison reform and the lowering of excessive sentences. However, while media outlets have given credit to the social media star, it should be noted that the effort is deeply supported and operated by a pair of Black women lawyers, one of whom says […]


Bobby Shmurda is currently behind bars serving a seven-year prison sentence and is rumored to be released next year. However, don’t expect the “Hot N*gga” rapper to become a champion of prison reform like Meek Mill.

J. Cole, News

J. Cole has addressed the issue of mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex in his music and even doing so while in his 4 Your Eyez Only tour wearing mock prison garb. The North Carolina star and members of his Dreamville team made a recent visit to San Quentin State Prison in California to […]

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Former president Bill Clinton has been lauded by the Democratic establishment for bringing the party to prominence in the 1990s. However, Clinton admitted that one of his own policies has been responsible for mass incarceration and overcrowding prisons.

There has been quite an epidemic going on as of late in regards to rappers and athletes being called for their bad choice in decision and facing prison time. Not since Shyne and his 10 year sentence has Hip Hop been under such a microscope by the law and received such heavy penalties. L.O.X. member […]


While they continue to wait on their musical careers to truly blossom and flourish, rappers Gillie Da Kid and Nipsey Hussle will mark their acting debuts alongside Ving Rhames for the film Wrath Of Cain. As a story revolving around gang life, Ving Rhames plays the role of Cain, a notorious gang member that holds […]


dead prez has a few issues with President Obama’s Stimulus Plan. M1 and spoke exclusively with Hip-Hop Wired about how $3.2 billion is being used to further drive the prison industrial complex. stated, “ I’m just urging people to do the research so that they can be familiar with what their government is […]