Officials tell The Associated Press that effective Friday, the Bureau of Prisons is suspending all visits.
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
In a single week, five people incarcerated in Mississippi jails have died at the hands of other inmates. The deaths have highlighted a system in dire condition, suffering from staffing problems and deteriorating facilities. Jerry Mitchell, founder of the Mississippi…
In Oklahoma, 462 people left prison Monday in the largest single-day commutation in U.S. history. Republican Governor Kevin Stitt had signed off on their release based on the recommendation of the state’s Pardon and Parole Board. Oklahoma has the nation’s…
State officials say it is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history.
By Associated Press
Most people who are released from prison are arrested again, but nonprofits are trying to combat that by helping former inmates get back on their feet.
By Don Thompson, Associated Press
A total of 16 Aryan Brotherhood members and associates are accused of running the criminal enterprise using contraband cellphones, encrypted chats, text messages, multimedia messages and email.
By Maya Trabulsi, KPBS
Mothers with a Message is an organization of bereaved parents who have lost children to homicide. Members visit prisons to tell their stories of grief to inmates, with the goal of breaking down the walls between victim and offender. Maya…
By Terry Tang, Associated Press
Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is censorship.
By Rebecca Oh
How enforceable any of these potential reforms outlined in the DOJ report is a crucial and unanswered question.
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