by Nicole Flatow Posted on September 18, 2014 Updated: September 19, 2014
Sen. Chuck Grassley pretends sentencing reform will cost more than it saves.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on September 8, 2014
"Mentally ill inmates at Huron Valley are being treated so inhumanely that we believe many corrections experts would characterize their experience as a form of torture."
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on September 3, 2014
The new policy, approved by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton, would improve treatment for more than 2,500 mentally ill prisoners in the state.
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by Nicole Flatow Posted on August 27, 2014
A warrantless search of the human body implicates an individual’s ‘most personal and deep-rooted expectations of privacy’."
by Nicole Flatow Posted on August 5, 2014
An alarming rate of New Jerseyans are stuck behind bars because they can't afford bail.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on July 24, 2014
The data bolsters the notion that locking up the wrong people doesn’t improve public safety at all.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on July 11, 2014 Updated: July 11, 2014
"This kid went to prison for 18 months and he never made it home because they let him lay there and die," said a state inspector who alleges a massive cover-up and retaliation in a lawsuit.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on June 25, 2014
An eight-year audit of sterilization of women incarcerated in California uncovered 39 cases where the woman did not give proper consent to the procedure.
by Abigail Bessler, Shannon Greenwood Posted on June 18, 2014
Inmates are signing up for Obamacare, and that's a very good thing.
by Will Freeman Posted on May 30, 2014 Updated: June 2, 2014
Across the globe, people are facing jail time for posting tweets critical of their governments.