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By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
For the past few years, the NewsHour has been reporting on issues facing the formerly incarcerated, like getting a job, housing and healthcare. Next week those issues are front and center in a PBS NewsHour documentary called “Searching for Justice:…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz, Frank Carlson, Claire Mufson
The U.S. Senate is launching a bipartisan working group of lawmakers to scrutinize conditions within the Bureau of Prisons following reporting by The Associated Press that uncovered widespread corruption and abuse in federal prisons.
By Michael Balsamo, Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Michael Plummer, a Washington, D.C. man, works with at-risk youth to pass on the lessons he learned from more than two decades behind bars. William Brangham and producer Mike Fritz have been following Plummer's story for more than a year…
By William Brangham, Mike Fritz
Estimates show that over five million children in the U.S. have had an incarcerated parent. As the number of women in American prison soars, little is known about the impact on children they leave behind. Amna Nawaz went to Texas…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
By Ko Bragg, Kate Sosin, The 19th
The Central California Women’s Facility quarantined prisoners with COVID-19 with those who never tested positive for the virus.
At age 17, Terun Moore was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole. But in 2012, the Supreme Court ruled such sentencing of minors unconstitutional. Now on parole after 19 years, Moore is enrolled in community college and…
By PBS NewsHour
In the US, state laws governing compensation for wrongfully convicted people vary significantly. While some states offer sizable packages for the exonerated, at least 20 offer nothing. And even for those that do, it may not be enough to make…
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — When inmates at a notorious Alabama women's prison came forward to complain of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified the complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated and often recommended that the matters be closed without…
More than 46,000 inmates, including many who have already served a decade or longer in prison, would be eligible to seek early release under the commission's decision. A judge would review the case of each prisoner seeking to get out…
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