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By Amna Nawaz, Frank Carlson, Mike Fritz
For the past few years, the NewsHour has been reporting on issues facing the formerly incarcerated, like getting a job, housing and healthcare. Next week those issues are front and center in a PBS NewsHour documentary called “Searching for Justice:…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz, Frank Carlson, Claire Mufson
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Justice Department has released more than 30,000 non-violent inmates to home confinement to try to limit the virus' spread in prison. But, as John Yang reports for our ongoing "Searching for Justice"…
By John Yang, Mike Fritz
Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone will start his prison sentence without needing to comply with a Bureau of Prisons directive that newly-sentenced inmates be sent to a quarantine site.
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
"American Prison" author Shane Bauer highlights a few key moments in the history of prison-as-profit in America, drawing from research he conducted for the book.
By Shane Bauer
By Courtney Vinopal
“Power struggles in prison are sometimes overtly violent, but mostly they are psychological and subtle,” he said.
“It will make your writing much better in the end,” says Shane Bauer.
“American Prison” draws from Bauer’s own experience working undercover as a prison guard at Louisiana's Winnfield Correctional Center while on assignment as a senior reporter for Mother Jones.
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