By Aviva Shen on December 10, 2013
After years of well-publicized abuses at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, as many as 18 officers have been indicted for corruption and civil rights abuses.
By Nicole Flatow on December 10, 2013
Even in deep red Texas, the overwhelming majority of individuals on both the left and the right oppose sending nonviolent drug offenders to prison.
By Annie-Rose Strasser on December 2, 2013
Two companies that control 80 percent of the prison phone call industry objected to the FCC's new rules on long-distance phone call pricing.
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By Nicole Flatow on November 27, 2013
President Obama has used is constitutional pardon power less frequently than any other modern president. But that's not for a lack of compelling cases.
By Nicole Flatow on November 25, 2013
Kalief Browder was walking home from a party in the Bronx when police arrested it on a tip that he robbed someone. He didn't come back for three years.
By Carimah Townes on November 22, 2013
In a move to curb California's soaring prison costs, two entrepreneurs are successfully training former inmates to enter the tech industry.
By Nicole Flatow on November 13, 2013
Life without parole is the harshest U.S. sentence short of death. But thousands are living with that punishment for nonviolent offenses, mostly drug and property crimes.
By Nicole Flatow on November 7, 2013
In 2012, a 22-year-old in county jail for misdemeanor marijuana possession died of a food allergy. New video shows the victim made several efforts to get help.
By Nicole Flatow on November 6, 2013
Prison overcrowding is projected to get even worse in the coming years. The one single fix that could stem the trend is reform to mandatory minimum sentences, a new study finds.
By Nicole Flatow on November 5, 2013
The United States has the highest incarceration in the world. While other states are aiming to reverse this trend, Florida's prison population is projected to get higher.