by Evan Popp Jun 24, 2016
The deal requires the local government to address human rights abuses uncovered in its jails last year by the DOJ Civil Rights Division. Local and federal officials hope the changes will reduce recidivism and lower the county’s incarceration rate.
by Carimah Townes & Alejandro Davila Fragoso Jun 16, 2016
“I feel like most Americans, if they knew what the conditions were, would be absolutely appalled.”
by Carimah Townes Jun 15, 2016
"Prisoners make traffic signs. They make license plates. They make sheet metal. They work in shoe shops. Prisoners do all kinds of things and they’re not being paid for it."
by Kira Lerner Jun 6, 2016
The state supreme court ruled Monday that the issue can be on the ballot.
by Carimah Townes May 28, 2016
As the U.S. remembers its fallen soldiers this Memorial Day weekend, artists from all over the country are flocking to Washington, D.C. to commemorate people living on the fringes of society.
by Alan Pyke May 23, 2016
Eddie Robinson went into jail as a truck driver who couldn't pay a fine. He came out blind in one eye and homeless. That's capitalism for you.
by Alan Pyke May 19, 2016
What does a Koch-funded senators obstinacy mean for the nascent bipartisan coalition that argues Cotton's tough-on-crime ideas are dead wrong -- and which also gets money from the Kochs?
by Alex Zielinski May 16, 2016
It's the high-risk period right after re-entry that makes or breaks someone.
by Alan Pyke Apr 27, 2016
A prisoner whose insights helped dethrone an allegedly corrupt prison boss says prison officials are getting revenge.
by Carimah Townes Apr 15, 2016
Prison staff are paying the price for abandoning their patrols.