Jennifer Gonnerman's story about three years in hell for teenager Kalief Browder might actually be changing how criminal justice works in New York City.
Father Charlie Burrows is often the last man people speak to before they face a firing squad.
Being honest about your criminal record can get you disqualified from the job before you even do the interview. I know, because it happened to me.
I met with a group preparing to cross the Cambodian border in an attempt to make it to the UN office in Phnom Penh.
An in-depth look at the situation playing out in the Mediterranean.
Making the gears of the criminal justice system faster should reduce the number of kids stuck in jail for insane periods of time, but reformers say it dodges law enforcement's larger problems.
What are the small transgressions that turn nice people into criminals? To find out, we asked a fracker turned convicted drug dealer.
According to Fahmy's Canadian lawyer, "Canada has imposed a condition that the Egyptian authorities themselves haven't imposed."
That sort of brutal violence is just "part of doing time," one former federal prisoner says.
What it's like to observe a ritual celebrating escape and hope among murderers, anti-Semites, and faux converts just looking for a holiday gift box.
Queensland has the most overcrowded prison system in the country.
A Freedom of Information Report revealed that in Western Australia, children as young as 12 are being held in adult prison cells.
New Zealander Philip Blackwood is going to spend two and a half years behind bars because he posted a photo of the Buddha wearing headphones.
Some tips from a former inmate that go beyond the stereotypes of endless rapes and shankings.
A new "Enhanced Supervision Housing" unit is just one of the measures in a series of reforms New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes will reduce violence at the hellish jail complex.
"If defenseless people can't find justice in New York's legal system, who can expect them to believe in it?"
Despite some noises late last year about reform at New York's notorious jail, conditions remain brutal, as a series of recent incidents make clear.
Experts say a proposed bill on mandatory sentencing will target young Indigenous Australians.
When I was sentenced to a decade behind bars, I knew that the earliest I would be online again was in 123 months. A lot can change in that time.
New York is showing new inmates videos with tips from prisoners on how to avoid rape. Here's how advocates and experts focused on the prison-industrial complex are reacting.
One inmate says that prison gangs and even guards team up to assault and sometimes kill sex offenders.
Kapil Ghosh spent 20 months trying to survive sharing a room with 50 snoring, sniffing, stabbing criminals.
Not only are US incarceration policies unjust toward minorities and the mentally ill, but they haven't even meaningfully lowered crime, according to the latest studies.
It's not easy keeping up with social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter from inside the prison-industrial complex, but convicts find a way.