Some of those realities are highlighted in a recent lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of prisoners at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF). EMCF houses severely mentally ill prisoners, with the supposed intent of providing both incarceration and treatment. Instead, the ACLU contends, the facility, which is operated by private contractors, is rife with horrific abuses. | The Raw Story
The creators of PBS's Sesame Street appeared at the White House on Wednesday to discuss a new campaign entitled "Little Children, Big Challenges." The first "big challenge" that the Sesame Street actors and puppets tackled: dealing with the struggles children face when their parents are incarcerated.