What Happens When Inmates in Solitary Confinement Blow the Whistle on Their Abuse?
A group of inmates calling themselves the Dallas Six banded together and grew committed to bringing their prison's abusive conditions to light, even in the face of being confined there longer.
A Former Inmate at Rikers Island Becomes One of Its Overseers
After spending more than ten years in New York's prisons and jails, Stanley Richards has been dedicated to improving the lives of the incarcerated since he was released in 1991.
Infographic: A Breakdown of America's Life Behind Bars
When it comes to prisons, the US favors quantity over quality. We lock up millions and then release them ill-equipped to reenter society, hampered by debt from prison fees, and barred from certain forms of government assistance.
A Death Sentence in Mississippi: Do Prosecutors Care More About a Conviction Than Executing the Right Person?
In 2001, 20-year-old Marlon Howell was found guilty in a racially-charged murder trial that shook New Albany, Mississippi. Fourteen years later, he continues to maintain his innocence.
How Personhood Laws Can Land Women in Court for Crimes Against Their Own Fetuses
Anti-abortion measures are putting women are at risk of being charged with crimes against their fetuses, and rogue prosecutors can use their wide discretion to prosecute mothers with crimes beyond feticide or child abuse.