For decades, the state of Louisiana has been known as the incarceration capital of America. But over the past year, the state has been trying to shed that reputation with new reforms that decrease the prison population and save money.
By William Brangham, Frank Carlson
Twenty-four hours after giving birth to her son, Jessica Inholt was separated from him. Now, raising him is a family affair.
By Megan Thompson
The U.S. incarcerates women at a higher rate than any other country and a majority of these women are mothers. Most women who are incarcerated are separated from their children, but a unique prison program at the Indiana Women’s Prison…
By Megan Thompson, Mori Rothman
In poet Eduardo Martinez's work, power is a trap; being ruled by it is a trap, and wielding it is, too, a dynamic that he said he confronts every day in prison.
By Corinne Segal
By Mary Hudetz, Associated Press
Numerous states have histories of holding inmates past their expected parole dates. But in New Mexico, the problem persists despite efforts to address it.
By Ken Thomas, Associated Press
President Donald Trump has promoted a tough-on-crime agenda at the White House. But he says the nation needs to find ways to help inmates eventually re-enter society.
By Jeffrey Brown, Mike Fritz, Jaywon Choe
Prisoners inside one of California’s prisons are getting the opportunity to be heard -- behind bars and beyond. “Ear Hustle” is a podcast that offers listeners a rare look at inmate experiences, from race relations to sharing a tiny cell.
As many as 1,600 trained inmates have fought California's recent wildfires, the latest chapter in a long history of prison labor.
Prison literature has a long and rich history, stretching back to Jack London, Nelson Algren and Malcolm X. The genre includes powerful work from prisoners incarcerated on death row, which is often surfaced with the help of activists or artists…
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