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By Associated Press
As the year comes to a close, the PBS NewsHour followed up on six stories we reported on in 2022.
By Hannah Grabenstein
Oklahoma no longer has the highest incarceration rate in the U.S. But advocates say the state needs to provide more support for those who face life after prison.
By Adam Kemp
Prisons and jails have been hit hard by the pandemic, with major outbreaks across the country. But when it comes to allocating scarce vaccines, states have dramatically different ideas about how inmates should be prioritized. And the experience of one…
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…
By Saher Khan
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 Ivette Feliciano
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 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.
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