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 Maya Trabulsi, KPBS
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 Terry Tang, Associated Press
How enforceable any of these potential reforms outlined in the DOJ report is a crucial and unanswered question.
By Rebecca Oh
Protesters have gathered outside the facility in recent days following news reports that those housed there have largely been without heat or power for the past week and also haven't been able to communicate with lawyers or loved ones. Outdoor…
By Julie Walker, Associated Press
In 2017, the NewsHour reported on the first podcast produced entirely from inside of a prison. “Ear Hustle” offers a rare look at inmate experiences, from race relations to sharing a tiny cell. One of the show’s co-hosts was released…
By Gretchen Frazee
Instead of choosing from a glut of applicants with bachelor’s and master’s degrees, employers are being forced to consider applicants with little to no training at all, including ex-convicts.
By William Brangham, Frank Carlson
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 Megan Thompson
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, Mori Rothman
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…
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