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.
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A new poll from the MacArthur Foundation finds most Americans' sentiments about the justice system are at odds with the Trump administration's punitive policies.
A new report spotlights one case in which an inmate spent 19 years in a "Restrictive Housing Unit."
Highlighting racial disparities may be less effective, a new study finds.
A new report finds that a drop in the prison population doesn't necessarily mean a drop in prison costs.
What started as a system to track sex-offenders has turned into a labyrinthine way of keeping surveillance on former convicts.
Texas A&M researchers explain how community-based programs rehabilitate juvenile offenders better, and for less money, than correctional facilities.