If you’re fairly new to this topic, it can feel overwhelming—so here are some podcasts, books, and documentaries to start with.
Incarcerated workers are making components for the military contractor BAE Systems—and only keeping a fraction of their paychecks.
Termaine Hicks is 45 and has been in prison since he was 26 for a crime the DA's office now concedes he didn't commit.
Critics say the Drug Enforcement Administration has fueled mass incarceration and is a “100 percent failure” at curbing drug trafficking.
On his third full day on the job, he fired the heads of the gang and homicide units, and at least five other prosecutors.
"We didn't know about this and we never would have allowed it if we had,” Bloomberg spokesperson Julie Wood said in a statement.
Our jails are overflowing with raw sewage, leaky ceilings, mold and insects. Some cities are trying to fix the damage.
Bland was jailed after an encounter with a Texas cop over a minor traffic violation. Three days later she was found hanged in her cell.
The jail has become the largest mental health care provider in the US.
"The international drug control system promised a world free of drugs, but has delivered the exact opposite."