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
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 Mary Hudetz, 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 Ken Thomas, Associated Press
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…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green, Sam Weber
The Obama administration last year announced it would phase out privately-run prisons, citing little benefits to public safety and higher rates of assault and violence on the inside. The Trump administration reversed that decision while pointing to potential increases in…
By Tanya Golash-Boza, The Conversation
Earlier this month Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo which requires prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious” offense when seeking sentences. The memo hearkens back to a failed experiment in mass incarceration in the 1980s and 1990s,…
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