Why Solitary Confinement in America Needs to Finally End
Now that solitary is on the national radar, systemic problems with "the hole" are being laid bare for all to see.
Lauren Lee White
How One Man from the St. Louis Projects Got Out of Prison and Went Back Again
Larry walked out of Missouri state prison with $8,000 and a job, but like most former inmates, he got dragged back in.
Did I Get Away with Felony Drug-Dealing Charges Because I'm White?
When I was 17, I was arrested at school with my brother and our friend. Not only was I in possession of felony levels of LSD at the time, but I’d also dealt various drugs to my classmates, their friends, and underclassmen as young as 14. I was supposed...
Peter Brown Hoffmeister
crime & drugs
The Mass Incarceration Problem in America
The US has the largest prison population in the world with more than 2.4 million locked up in the country's prison system.
Mass Incarceration in America
The prison population in the US has more than quadrupled since 1980, a rise that is historically and internationally unprecedented. No state has been immune to America's mass incarceration experiment, making each an aberration worldwide.