Seven formerly incarcerated artists received $20,000 each last year through "Right of Return," a fellowship allowing them to create original artwork exploring ideas around criminal justice reform. The fellows are a diverse group of artists and work in mediums including…
By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
With the number of incarcerated women — and the cost of imprisoning them — on the rise in some states, the programs are drawing new attention.
By Kamala Kelkar
Oklahoma lawmakers are rushing to undermine recent voter initiatives that weakened punishments for drug offenses and invested in rehabilitation services.
By Corinne Segal
An inmate in California has become the first person in the U.S. to receive state-funded sex reassignment surgery while incarcerated.
“On the Inside,” an exhibition at the Abrons Art Center in New York City, showcases work produced by LGBTQ prisoners.
By Ryan Connelly Holmes
New York City’s incarceration rate fell by more than 50 percent over the last two decades, even as the national incarceration rate rose, a new study reports.
As teenageers, Vaughn Brown and Ivan Mayo were incarcerated at Rikers Island, where they confronted danger from fellow inmates, solitary confinement and their own thoughts. The two have vowed to never go back to jail. But being branded a felon…
By PBS NewsHour
60 to 70 percent of former inmates fail to land a job in their first year out of prison, according to the Justice Department. A new documentary called “the Return” chronicles the struggle of ex-convicts as they look for work,…
By Corinne Segal
Jeanne Selander had never worked in a jail before she came to save the zoo at the Stock Island Detention Center in Key West.
By Kenya Downs
Milwaukee is one of the most segregated cities in the country, and statistically one of the worst for African-Americans. We explore key factors in the city's racial divide ahead of Thursday's Democratic debate.
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