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.
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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.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on May 29, 2014 Updated: May 29, 2014
In new illustrations of the U.S. mass incarceration epidemic, Louisiana and Alabama stand out for their outsized contributions.
by Christie Thompson Posted on April 25, 2014 Updated: April 25, 2014
Muslim and politically active inmates are being locked away in secretive units where they are cut off from nearly all contact with family and friends.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on April 3, 2014 Updated: April 4, 2014
Until this week, Alabama blogger Roger Shuler was the only known reporter in the Western Hemisphere jailed for doing his job.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on March 19, 2014
Jerome Murdough was a Marine veteran on several medications for his mental illness and seizures. He had been in jail a week when he died of apparent heat stroke in his cell.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on March 12, 2014
"I know it’s wrong to leave a dog in a hot car, and this was an old man in a cold cell.”