"Attica" is one of those names that seems familiar to many Americans, even people who know nothing of the story attached to the name. 

Heather Ann Thompson, a historian who researches mass incarceration, fills in the story of the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York, in her book Blood in the Water

Prisoners took over Attica to protest the conditions, and prison bosses were negotiating with them.  But then the state mounted an assault on its prison, and 39 people died.  A major crackdown followed. 

Ranch of 2nd Chances

Humans and horses go way back, and are still mutually beneficial to each other. 

Witness the work at the Ranch of 2nd Chances near Rogue River. 

The ranch takes in young men getting out of correctional facilities, and gives them support on the way to a more independent life. 

Lane County Jail Releases Slow Down

Jan 16, 2014

The Lane County Jail was one of several in Oregon that earned a reputation as a “revolving door” jail. 

Inmates seemed to depart soon after they arrived, because there simply was not room enough to hold all the people awaiting trial.