INDIANAPOLIS — Before he went to prison, Ernest killed his 2-year-old daughter in the grip of a psychotic delusion. When the Indiana Department of Correction released him in 2015, he was terrified something awful might happen again.
By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News, Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project
“On the Inside,” an exhibition at the Abrons Art Center in New York City, showcases work produced by LGBTQ prisoners.
By Corinne Segal
A new report on mortality in jails and state prisons released today from the Department of Justice shows that in 2013, the most recent year numbers are available, 967 people died while in jail. The majority of jail deaths occurred…
By Colleen Shalby
Inmates with a history of mental health problems – and that’s almost 65 percent of them – or another long-term medical problem, like substance abuse, receive care on a regular basis while incarcerated. But upon release, which is often after…
By Zachary Treu
As part of our NewsHour Connect series showcasing public media reporting from around the nation, Jule Gilfillan reports for Oregon Public Broadcasting on a program that has inmates working on environmental projects to conserve water and help protect endangered spotted…
The state of Louisiana is considering new ways to fund New Orleans' public defender system, which even before Katrina was criticized as one of the worst in the country. And the U.S. Justice Department has also promised funds.
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