Photos of Teenagers' Lives in Limbo Between Incarceration and Freedom

Photographer Zora J. Murff's 'Corrections' chronicles the impact that constant monitoring has on the development of young offenders who have avoided incarceration, but are under probation.


Why I Invested in the Prison-Industrial Complex

Even in times of uncertainty, the corporations that build and operate prisons and jails seem guaranteed to turn a profit.


New York City Is Creating a Bail Fund to Help People Get Out of Jail

Tucked away into New York's new budget is a bail fund of $1.4 million, but will it help reduce the population at notoriously brutal city jails like Rikers Island?


Why Are Nigerians Flocking to Work in Texas Prisons?

Searching for a better life, a wave of African immigrants have taken jobs as corrections officers in the Lone Star State.


The Isolated Island Where New York's Unknown and Unclaimed Are Buried

Hundreds of thousands of bodies lie under the ground in Hart Island, but despite the efforts of activists, it remains difficult for families to find out if their relatives are buried there.


Why Do Female Guards in US Jails Keep Having Sex with Inmates?

We asked a female corrections officer and a longtime prisoner for some perspective on why and how inmates manipulate the people who are supposed to be overseeing them.


The Unrelenting Novels of Thomas Bernhard

Considered by many to be the greatest author in the German language since World War II.