Stopping the Revolving Prison Door
There are more than 2.2 million Americans living behind bars today.
Jordan, Ashley and Carlos are among them.
All three will be released soon, but more than two-thirds of prisoners are re-incarcerated within three years.
For the past several months, the NewsHour has been granted rare access to a maximum security facility in Maryland, where a unique pilot program is trying to stop the revolving prison door from spinning.
Credits: Reported and Produced by Beth Summers, Designed and Developed by Megan Crigger, Photos by Mike Fritz, Correspondent: William Brangham
Additional contributions by Charles Anderson and John Bevir