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By Amna Nawaz, Frank Carlson, Mike Fritz
Homeboy Industries has been part of Hector Verdugo's life for over 16 years. He's now their associate executive director, but he first received their guidance after getting arrested at 14 years old. Based in Los Angeles, Homeboy Industries and its…
By PBS NewsHour
Five "10/6 lifers" have recently been released after more than 50 years behind bars at Angola Prison in Louisiana. Prison reform advocates pushed for their release after decades-old plea deals were ignored.
By Roby Chavez
A new investigation by ProPublica and Nashville Public Radio has uncovered an alarming pattern of arresting and detaining elementary school children in Rutherford County, Tennessee — some as young as 7 years old. Some are arrested for playground fights or…
By Lisa Desjardins
Policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system are being reviewed after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump administration, The Associated Press has learned.
By Michael Balsamo, Mohamed Ibrahim, Associated Press
By Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex has been troubled by years of neglect and now has spiraled into turmoil during the coronavirus pandemic.
By Candice Norwood, The 19th
Many jails are struggling to provide adequate physical and mental health care for women.
By Associated Press
The coronavirus outbreak has cast a harsh spotlight on America's prisons and jails, which house more than 2.2 million people, who are disproportionately people of color.
By Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press
The negotiated plea comes after an appeals court threw out his conviction last month over doubts about the arresting officer's credibility. The 32-year-old rapper, born Robert Williams, is now free of a criminal justice system he hopes to reform.
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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