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  Think outside the cell

September 12, 2012, by VII Photographers The United States imprisons more people than any other nation in the world. For the first time US history, more than one in 100 American adults are in prison. China is second, with 1.5 million people behind bars. Support systems for persons leaving prison are stressed because of the [...]


Reaching across the aisle

What’s the root cause of overcrowding in our prisons? And what can other states learn from Texas’ remarkable bipartisan efforts to reform its prison system?


  Texas justice

How did an unlikely alliance between left and right lead to a revolution in how criminals are treated in Texas? Need to Know’s Maria Hinojasa explains.

American granted parole after 15 years in Peruvian prison

Forty-year-old Lori Berenson was convicted of aiding Peruvian leftist rebel group in 1995 and may be released within 24 hours.

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