All the Terrible Things You See and Learn as a Guard in a Private Prison
Journalist Shane Bauer worked undercover in a Louisiana prison for four months. What he discovered was shocking.
Three employees charged in death of inmate at jail overseen by Sheriff David Clarke
Prosecutors say two employees deliberately cut off the inmate's water supply before a commander helped them cover it up.
Ex-Prisoners Tell Us About Their Worst Cellmate
"I told him J.R.R. Tolkien didn't invent elves. He told me to close the door. I knew he wanted to fight."
15 men were framed by corrupt Chicago cops. Now they're being exonerated.
I Got My Car Fixed in a Polish Prison
Warsaw's Rakowiecka Prison doesn't advertise—since it's one of the best car repair centers in the city, word of mouth is enough to keep the inmates busy.
The Grandma Suing a Utah Prison Over Her Teenage Grandson's Suicide
Janet Crane alleges her intellectually disabled grandson spent most of his life being bullied, beaten and abused in various Utah facilities. Now she's fighting for justice.
The We Missed You Issue
Why Are So Many Inmates Dying at the Eloy Immigration Center?
Within reach of his family and freedom, why would migrant José de Jesús Deniz-Sahagun commit suicide?
Watch Killer Mike Speak on Gun Control, Wall Street, and Criminal Justice Reform
"I'm more afraid of Wall Street banks than I am guns."
What It's Like to Have a Parent in Prison
A new report released last week in the UK examines how families are treated by prison staff and how intimidating these visits can be for them.
The Prison Issue
The Myth of the Lone Wolf
Prison might be more influential than we'd like to admit in creating "lone wolf" terrorists.
How the British Prison System Fails Female Criminals
Subjecting nonviolent women to the penal torment and social stigma of prison does a hell of a lot more harm than good—for both the inmates and their children.
Michigan Is Booting Aramark From Its Prisons, but Not Over Rat-and-Maggot-Tainted Food
A disagreement over financing comes after the company's allegedly unsanitary and unsafe working conditions made headlines in the state and around the country.