Reading Time: 4 minutes A new study shows that the racial gap in jails has narrowed considerably in recent years — but not in the way we expect or hope.
Reading Time: 2 minutes More than 80,000 US prisoners are held in solitary confinement. This video documents one man’s effort to trigger a change and give prisoners another chance.
Reading Time: 4 minutes On the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, a bipartisan group of worried senators serve as a reminder that no president is above the law.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Here’s Russ Baker on the ugliness that is the rapidly growing American for-profit prison industry. Nasty, nasty stuff. Soon, we’ll all be locked up. Interview/video.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Fewer Americans are committing serious crimes than ever. But more Americans are getting locked up. Why? Ask our friends in the rapidly growing and very lucrative private prison industry.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Prison recidivism: Can you make people go straight by being especially tough on them? A new study says no—quite the opposite.