Across the U.S. random drug testing is required for many people charged with or convicted of crimes dealing with alcohol or drugs. But a joint NewsHour and AL.com investigation found that one state system, Alabama's, can trap people with high…
We continue with our week-long reporting on the challenges facing former prisoners with Bryan Stevenson, an American lawyer, social justice activist and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. Kelly Corrigan, host of PBS’ "Tell Me More," spoke to Stevenson about…
Prisons are incubators for the virus. Social distancing, frequent hand-washing and use of masks are preventative measures that are accessible to much of American society, but they’re rare luxuries for the incarcerated.
By Saher Khan
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
By Michael Balsamo, Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press
Federal prosecutors are looking into conditions at four state prisons after the deaths of at least 15 inmates since late December.
By 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 Jeff Amy, 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 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.
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