“600,000 people are released from correctional facilities every year, but it’s a part of the criminal justice system that’s being funded at no guarantee,” said Jennifer Ortiz, an assistant professor of criminal justice at Indiana University Southeast who studies reentry…
By Casey Kuhn
A new documentary series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick called "Hemingway" premieres Monday on PBS. It's about one of America’s most famous and influential writers. In New Mexico, an unusual audience is watching, reading, and writing along. Jeffrey Brown…
By Jeffrey Brown
For men and women coming out of prison every year, one of the first steps to re-entering society can be one of the most difficult: simply getting a valid ID. William Brangham reports on the many hurdles returning citizens often…
By William Brangham, Mike Fritz, Gretchen Frazee
Inmates at a St. Louis jail set fires, broke out windows and threw things from fourth-floor windows Saturday in the latest disturbance over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions that have limited visits and stalled court proceedings, officials said.
By Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press
By Associated Press
She was the 11th prisoner to receive a lethal injection there since July when President Donald Trump, an ardent supporter of capital punishment, resumed federal executions following 17 years without one.
When people are incarcerated, the government ID they had when entering prison may no longer be valid when they are released. Yet this small piece of plastic is needed for many of life's basic necessities like housing, employment, medical care,…
By Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press
The man who bought two rifles that terrorists used to kill 14 people in a 2015 attack in San Bernardino, California, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Jeff Amy, Associated Press
Flowers was convicted four times in the 1996 killings of four people at a furniture store in the north Mississippi city of Winona: twice for individual slayings and twice for all four killings.
By Associated Press
The federal Bureau of Prisons told The Associated Press on Thursday that Cohen had "refused the conditions of his home confinement." The move comes weeks after the 53-year-old was released in late May to serve the remainder of his sentence…
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