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 Rebecca Oh
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 Don Thompson, Associated Press
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
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.
By Julie Walker, Associated Press
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…
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.
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