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Searching for Justice explores criminal justice reforms unfolding across the country, as the leaders from both sides of the political aisle attempt to end mass incarceration by rethinking laws that some say have become barriers to work, housing, and economic stability.
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By Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado
After leaving prison, the consequences of missing treatment fall on those formerly incarcerated individuals, since so few dental care resources are available, adding more expenses, more stress and more challenges to an already difficult transition to life outside.
By Justin Stabley
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution for 52-year-old Melissa Lucio, a woman who had been set to be the first Hispanic woman put to death by the state in modern history after being convicted of…
By Amna Nawaz, Frank Carlson
More than 70 million Americans have an arrest or criminal record that in many cases prevent them from getting housing, work and reconnecting with their families after incarceration. Those challenges are the subject of a NewsHour documentary premiering Wednesday on…
By Amna Nawaz, Frank Carlson, Mike Fritz
Amna Nawaz and the PBS NewsHour present "Searching for Justice: Life After Lockup," a documentary that follows four people who spent time incarcerated and reveals the challenges they faced after they were released. The documentary is part of the NewsHour’s…
By Dan Cooney
In 2015, an Arizona trial revealed countless stories of medical neglect within the state's prison facilities. But six years later, with no significant signs of improvement, a judge has reopened the case and is expected to make a decision this…
By PBS NewsHour
Homeboy Industries has been part of Hector Verdugo's life for over 16 years. He's now their associate executive director, but he first received their guidance after getting arrested at 14 years old. Based in Los Angeles, Homeboy Industries and its…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
Every year about 600,000 people are released from state and federal prisons. As part of our "Searching for Justice" series, Amna Nawaz spoke with formerly incarcerated people about the difficulties older men and women face after decades behind bars, and…
By Nicole Ellis
Every year, more than 600,000 people leave state and federal prisons in the United States and millions more cycle in and out of jails. Many of those individuals find that even though they have served their time, they still are…
By Roby Chavez, Maea Lenei Buhre
The cases of some of Louisiana’s longest-serving inmates are receiving renewed attention. A group of now-elderly men called the "10/6 lifers," who were promised parole after serving 10 years and six months. But the state reneged on these deals and…
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