Topics :: prison

Keeping Up with the Menendezes: Killer Lyle's Got a Boyfriend

By EDGE | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
Chronically lonely, love-starved, in need of excitement or lured by the bad boy glamour of a real life criminal, married convicted murderer Lyle Menendez has found himself a man.

Nobody's Prison Bitch: A Spoiler-Filled Conversation with Lea DeLaria

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
EDGE chats with Lea "Big Boo" DeLaria as season two of the hit Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" heats up.

Report Outlines Problems in LGBT/HIV Criminalization

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
A new report from Columbia Law finds that policy changes are needed to address the criminalization of LGBT people and people living with HIV.

Philly Fight Holds 12th Annual Prison Health Care Summit

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jun 9, 2014
On June 10, as part of Philadelphia FIGHT’s city-wide month 20th Annual AIDS Education Month, they will tackle the problem of incarceration and return to the community with "Beyond the Walls: The 12th Annual Prison Health and Reentry Summit."

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Law

By Ramit Plushnick-Masti | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

High Court to Examine Facial Hair and Teeth Whitening

Monday Mar 10, 2014
Facial hair and teeth-whitening will be getting unusually prominent attention from the Supreme Court. The court agreed Monday to hear two cases during its next term that involve matters of personal hygiene in vastly different settings.

4 Women Arrested in Cameroon for Being Lesbian

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 7, 2014
According to reports, four lesbians have been arrested in Cameroon and sent to prison recently because of their sexuality.

’OITNB’ Holds Talkback at LA’s Paley Center

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Mar 3, 2014
On March 14, Los Angeles’ Paley Center will host a PaleyFest 2014 Talkback at the Dolby Theatre with the cast of the hit Netflix series, "Orange is the New Black."

News Analysis: Report on Forced Sex in Prison

By Sean McShee | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Differences in risk between lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) inmates and heterosexual inmates became visible in this report: LGB inmates are much more likely to be victims of sexual assault in prison than are straight inmates.