Iran agreement and a get-tough program that's keeping many probationers out of prison.
Spencer Michels reports from California on the state's effort to comply with a Supreme Court ruling to alleviate overcrowding in the state's prisons.
Divided High Court Orders Calif. to Ease Overcrowding in Prisons…
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday that the living conditions in overcrowded California prisons threatened inmates' health and violated constitutional rights against cruel and unusual punishment. Ray Suarez discusses the outcome with The National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle, who was…
A new report shows states are devoting larger portions of their budgets to prisons.
By PBS NewsHour
President Barack Obama defended his decision to close the Guantanamo prison camp Thursday and pledged to work with Congress to develop a system for imprisoning detainees who may need to come to the U.S. if they can't be tried or…
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
President Bush defended his administration's detention and interrogation policies Friday and denied the use of torture against terrorism suspects.
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