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Though prison strike ends; prison problems do not

Though prison strike ends; prison problems do not

09/13/2018 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  “They have us in cells designed for one man with two men. They put these big plates over our windows, where we can’t see outside. 90 percent of the rooms here don’t have any lockers, chairs, or tables. The top bunk is almost six feet from the ground. […]

Solitary confinement cruel punishment for prisoner

Solitary confinement cruel punishment for prisoner

By Ollie Gratzinger | Staff Columnist  It’s no secret that prisons in the United States are in need of serious reform. It may be the horror stories that emerge from behind the concrete walls that keep civilians mostly in check, but a system that perpetuates fear of punishment is bound to reach a point at […]

Staff Editorial: Former police Chief receives harsh sentence

By Duke Staff Pittsburgh citizens are rightly upset that former police Chief Nate Harper stole $32,000 of public money and spent it lavishly on himself. He spent the embezzled cash on everything from fine dining to a home oven. A federal judge sentenced him to 18 months in prison for his crimes. “I made a […]