The U.S. Isn't Counting Prison Suicides Even Though the Law Requires It
Jeffrey Epstein's suicide shined a light on a problem in the prison system: no one is keeping track of suicide deaths on a national basis.
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Will New Orleans Protect Their Inmates During A Storm? Barry Is A Test After Katrina's Prison Disaster
During Katrina inmates were locked in cells filled with sewage-contaminated water.
Kamala Harris Called Young People “Stupid” in 2015
How the senator talked about young people when she was California's top prosecutor.
Stabbings, gang rapes, and rats: DOJ gives Alabama 49 days to fix "cruel and unusual" prisons
The DOJ released a scathing 56-page report on Wednesday that details the "deplorable conditions" in 16 Alabama prisons.
'Starving The Beast': The Women Working To Close a Misused Atlanta Jail
Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated 68-year-old Black woman, wants to repurpose Atlanta City Detention Center into a wellness and freedom center for the local community.
Here's what the prison reform bill actually does — and doesn't do
It's a watershed moment in prison reform. Now it's up to the states, which house more than 90% of U.S. inmates.
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‘This Is a War’: Prisons Want Cell Phone Jammers to Stop Inmates from Communicating With the Outside World
Prisons want jamming technology to stop criminal activity, but critics warn there would be dire consequences if jamming was allowed to propagate.
Florida's 1.5 million former felons just won the right to vote
Bipartisan support for Amendment 4, which restores voting rights to felons who have served their time.
PHOTOS: Life on the streets of San Francisco through the lens of ex-inmates
Although free, these two men are still fighting to break free of the system.
Families are still searching for prisoners evacuated after Hurricane Michael
"I just want to hear his voice," a mother says.
Florida is evacuating inmates from prisons hammered by Hurricane Michael
Families are panicking because they cannot reach their loved ones.
Florida won't evacuate all of its inmates in the path of Hurricane Michael
With the storm poised to make landfall, officials say that evacuating those facilities is no longer an option.