New and improved facilities are a critical pillar of California's corrections transformation. But bureaucratic roadblocks, indifference from county sheriffs, and critical errors in planning by local officials have meant dozens of California jails remain broken and dangerous.
Since 2011 inmate-on-inmate homicides have risen 46 percent in county jails statewide compared with the seven years before.
Two inmates from a Minnesota state prison discuss organizing a strike—and why they feel rehabilitative programming is still inadequate.
Pacific Standard spoke with an inmate in Lee Correctional Institution as he and other prisoners prepared for the storm.
Prisoners in the hurricane's path will not be evacuated—and many are outraged.
Inmate firefighters battle the Ferguson fire in Jerseydale, California, on July 22nd, 2018.
The First Step Act has passed the House, but it's likely to face opposition from both sides of the aisle in the Senate.
On the labor issues connected with using inmates as extremely low-paid workers in state and federal prisons.
Este artículo explica los problemas laborales relacionados con el uso de presos como trabajadores extremadamente mal pagados en las prisiones estatales y federales.
A new report from the New York City Board of Correction suggests that inmates have traded one problematic practice for another.
Updates to stories from the Pacific Standard archive.
The organic grocery chain will stop selling products made by the Colorado Correctional Industries after months of customer complaints and negative media coverage.
It's hard work and poorly paid, but at least it's a little more visible.
A new report counts the costs that women, children, and families bear when a loved one gets incarcerated.