Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else.
Thank you. Please check your inbox to confirm.
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.
Support provided by The Kendeda Fund
By Candice Norwood
Under Florida’s 2019 law, at least 774,000 former felons are still ineligible to vote in the state due to outstanding debts, according to a report.
By Michael Balsamo, Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
The compound, known as FCC Oakdale, has emerged as ground zero in the federal prison system's struggle to contain COVID-19 behind bars.
By Christopher Booker, Laura Fong
Millions of Americans across the country are now staying inside due to the pandemic. That includes artist Fulton Leroy Washington, who became known as “Mr. Wash" while serving 21 years in prison for a non-violent drug offense. NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher…
By David Montgomery, Stateline
“You’re going to see devastation that’s unbelievable.”…
By Don Babwin, Associated Press
Detainees at Cook County Jail in Chicago are going to the polls in jail for the first time in the state's history.
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
Officials tell The Associated Press that effective Friday, the Bureau of Prisons is suspending all visits.
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Vinopal
Shane Bauer, author of our February pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Amna Nawaz to answer reader questions on “American Prison,” and Amna announces the March book selection.
By Shane Bauer
"American Prison" author Shane Bauer highlights a few key moments in the history of prison-as-profit in America, drawing from research he conducted for the book.
By Courtney Vinopal
“Power struggles in prison are sometimes overtly violent, but mostly they are psychological and subtle,” he said.
“It will make your writing much better in the end,” says Shane Bauer.
Support Provided By:
Additional Support Provided By: