Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a wide-reaching plan on Tuesday with goals to reduce prison populations, create a more just society, and increase community safety.
Bipartisan legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives would make prisoners eligible for Pell Grants, reversing a clause in the 1994 crime bill that stripped such eligibility.
According to a new report, while the overall number of inmates in the U.S. is declining, some states are still seeing their prison populations rise.
The First Step Act has passed the House, but it's likely to face opposition from both sides of the aisle in the Senate.
Harvard University sociologist Bruce Western weighs in on the role of prisons in perpetuating human vulnerability.
A report released by the Corrections Accountability Project this week exposes over 3,100 corporations—including over 2,500 privately traded companies—that profit from the U.S. prison system.
Este artículo explica los problemas laborales relacionados con el uso de presos como trabajadores extremadamente mal pagados en las prisiones estatales y federales.
Author Paul Butler employs the chokehold—the maneuver as well as the metaphor—as, in his words, "a way of understanding how American inequality is imposed."
Highlighting racial disparities may be less effective, a new study finds.
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