How Anti-Immigration Policies Are Leading Prisons to Lease Convicts as Field Laborers
Under lucrative arrangements, states are increasingly leasing prisoners to harvest food for American consumers at a rate not seen since Jim Crow.
Will Artificial Intelligence Help Improve Prisons?
China and Hong Kong have started using tech to create "smart" prisons. Should the U.S. consider following their lead?
For Incarcerated Hepatitis C Patients, Adequate Treatment Is Hard to Come By
Ninety-seven percent of prisoners with the disease are unable to access proper medical care in correctional facilities across the country.
Restoring Prisoners' Access to Education Reduces Recidivism
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.
Viewfinder: Thousands of Nicaraguans March for the Release of Political Prisoners
Anti-government protesters play traditional music and dance as they take part in a march demanding the release of political prisoners in Managua, Nicaragua, on August 15th, 2018.
The Troubling Practice of Turning Semi-Trailers Into Jails
Facing a shortage of space for inmates, Missouri's Greene County Jail opted to build an insta-prison in the parking lot. Is that OK?
How Inmate Firefighting Compares to Other Prison Jobs
It's hard work and poorly paid, but at least it's a little more visible.
Who Does, and Who Doesn’t, Get Drug Treatment in Prison
New research finds a racial disparity.
The Importance of Community Support for Prisoner Re-Entry Programs
To be successful, re-entry programs must work to facilitate more interaction between former inmates and potential role models in their new neighborhoods.
The Elderly Prisoner Population Is Soaring, and So Are Its Costs
Advocates argue that early release is the most compassionate and cost-effective solution.
Sealing Criminal Records for the Possibility of Redemption
Cory Booker and Rand Paul’s REDEEM Act.
Study: Belief We're Better Than Average Holds True Even for Convicts
The belief we’re better than the average person holds true even for convicts.
The Persistent Problem of Sexual Assault in Prison
Abuse continues, and oversight is getting harder.
Massive California Prison Strike Ends After 60 Days
Leaders say the strike is “suspended” after the promise of public hearings.
How Financial Education in Jail Can Empower Inmates
Incarcerated men say that money troubles put them in prison—and avoiding money troubles will keep them out.
The Impact of Body-Mounted Cameras on Cops and Criminals
Will we soon see video cameras on the shoulder of every cop and corrections officer? Or will the high cost to both budgets and, potentially, individual privacy be enough to stop their adoption nationwide?