With more than 2 million prisoners held in thousands of detention centers across the U.S., advocates for the incarcerated have been sounding the alarm about the dangers posed to this vulnerable population during the current pandemic. Ivette Feliciano spoke with…
By Ivette Feliciano
Federal prosecutors are looking into conditions at four state prisons after the deaths of at least 15 inmates since late December.
By Michael Balsamo, Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
The Mississippi Supreme Court's confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice.
By Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
The violence comes even as a federal judge has rejected claims that conditions in one Mississippi prison are unconstitutionally harsh.
By Jeff Amy, Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
By Associated Press
New York City lawmakers have approved a plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four smaller jails.
By Don Thompson, Amy Taxin, Associated Press
California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings.
By Maya Trabulsi, KPBS
A group of mothers whose children were murdered are taking their tragic stories to inmates imprisoned for committing violent crimes. The perspective shared by Mothers with a Message encourages prisoners, some of whom will never be released, to understand the…
The U.S. incarcerates more people than any other country--over two million. Roughly 200,000 of them are female. But existing American prisons are often ill-equipped to handle the specific needs of women and girls. Amna Nawaz talks to Andrea James, a…
By PBS NewsHour
The number of prisons in the U.S. has exploded from nearly 500 in the 1970s to almost 2,000 today, becoming a source of business for the architects who design them. But some in the profession are urging fellow architects to…
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