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By Michael Goldberg, Associated Press/Report for America
The alcohol and drug overdose death rate increased fivefold in prisons from 2009 through 2019, according to a recent study from the Pew Research Center — a surge that outpaced the national drug overdose rate, which tripled in the same…
By LJ Dawson, Kaiser Health News
An Indiana sheriff says the Alabama murder suspect and jailer who evaded authorities for more than a week were heavily armed and preparing for a shootout when they were captured.
By Kim Chandler, Mike Balsamo, Associated Press
Amna Nawaz and the PBS NewsHour present "Searching for Justice: Life After Lockup," a documentary that follows four people who spent time incarcerated and reveals the challenges they faced after they were released. The documentary is part of the NewsHour’s…
By Dan Cooney
A Florida man who helped Rudy Giuliani seek damaging information against Joe Biden in Ukraine has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison and fined $10,000 in an unrelated campaign finance case.
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
Sen. Dick Durbin's demand came two days after the AP revealed that more than 100 Bureau of Prisons workers have been arrested, convicted or sentenced for crimes since the start of 2019.
Jorge Antonio Renaud says that the United States is enamored with the idea that certain individuals are just “crime prone.” At 20, he was arrested and put in jail, where he survived a traumatic attack. Feeling lost led him to…
By Ivette Feliciano, Laura Fong
Sixteen-year-old Kalief Browder spent three years inside New York City's Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime, enduring two of those years in solitary confinement. He subsequently struggled with his mental health and eventually took his own life. A…
Ryan Ramnarace got a second chance at life when he was released from federal prison. After serving 14 years, he decided he wanted to be a positive presence for his family and community. He tells us about his progress in…
By Casey Kuhn
“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…
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