In federal prison, you form friendships with unlikely people. What happens after that is sensitive.
In 1979, Ricky Olds watched his friend kill a man, then himself got sentenced to life in prison. More than three decades later, the Supreme Court has given him a shot at freedom.
Talking to inmates and employees at one of the biggest jails in America.
Nick Vedros's photo project Faces of Changes aims to humanize the men and women who are actively changing their lives through a prison rehabilitation program aimed to lower recidivism rates.
The monthly magazine that Paul Wright founded from his jail cell now has a circulation of 10,000—and a reputation for not being afraid to fight the government to get its issues into prisoners' hands.
6,000 people are about to be freed from federal custody in the US —here's what they'll face on the outside.
A leaked document from the United Nations that voiced support for the decriminalization of all drugs is a sign that global drug policy is shifting—and that even old-school drug warriors know the end is near.
Sue Ellen Allen went to prison when she was 57 years old and emerged determined to improve conditions for every woman who goes to prison.
How the US became the most Imprisoned nation in the world.
Now that solitary is on the national radar, systemic problems with "the hole" are being laid bare for all to see.
As a recent touring group of US officials found out, German inmates wear their own clothes, cook their own meals and aren't put in solitary for more than eight hours at a time.
In Germany, where citizens actually compete with one another to work for prisons, some states require applicants to score over 100 on an IQ test to even qualify for the job.