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Actors Help Inmates Develop Empathy

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Marina Cantacuzino

In some small corners of the Californian correctional system something remarkable is happening. A team of actors is helping the toughest and most violent of men learn to be vulnerable.

27 Hilarious Literary Corrections That Will Ruin Your Trust In The Media

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.19.2015 | Books

Writers and editors, like the rest of us, sometimes find themselves saying, "I've made a huge mistake." Errors sometimes find their way into book revi...

Reforms Would Change How NYC Jails Deal With Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted Inmates

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 01.31.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Corrections, mental health and law enforcement experts called Mayor Bill de Blasio's $130 million plan to steer mentally ill and dru...

Restoring Dignity to Criminal Justice

Jim Liske | Posted 12.06.2014 | Crime
Jim Liske

Why should we care if more criminals are behind bars for longer sentences? As president of the nation's largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, I've seen the downsides of mass incarceration up close.

Jason Linkins

Time For Some Corrections And Retractions: Anti-ISIS Coalition Membership Edition | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Airstrikes against ISIS: They are a go. And, as it turns out, they are a-going with coalition partner-nations in the Arab world, according to the news...

Debunking Five Stock Market Myths

David A. Dedman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

There seems to be a believability about all of these stock market myths. That's where things could be dangerous to your financial health. Believing in any one of these could cause your to not reach your financial goals.

States Lead - Will the Feds Follow?

Megan Quattlebaum | Posted 11.09.2014 | Crime
Megan Quattlebaum

In the criminal justice reform arena, states have taken the lead. From rolling back harsh mandatory minimum sentences to decreasing their prisons' populations states are taking steps to be smart on crime.

Making Corrections the Right Way and Boosting Your Team's Confidence

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

It's your people who make the product, who help reach out to clients, who create excitement in the marketplace, and who keep the office running smoothly. Nothing is possible in business without the people who work in the business.

Society's Indifference to Prison Rape Has to End

Jelani Hayes | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime
Jelani Hayes

Sexual violence should not occur in any space, yet its appearance in correctional facilities is especially troubling -- prisons and jails are, in theory, controlled environments.

Torture in US Prisons: What 'OITNB' Hasn't Told You

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Rev. Ron Stief

We Americans like to think of our nation as the "shining city on a hill," as a protector of human rights, a beacon for the rest of the world. The reality, however, is that widespread torture is happening today in our own country, especially in state and federal prisons and detention facilities.

Between Hope and Despair, Waiting for Meaningful Implementation of Miller v. Alabama

Marsha Levick | Posted 08.24.2014 | Crime
Marsha Levick

This willful disregard for Miller has spread from the legislatures to courtrooms. In too many re-sentencing hearings, it is simply business as usual; the offense overshadows the defendant's individual attributes.

The 50-Billion-Dollar Question

Jim Liske | Posted 06.18.2014 | Crime
Jim Liske

For decades, "tough on crime" policies contributed to the explosive growth of the prison population -- and the amount of money we spend on locking people up.

Science May Make Eternal Life Sentences a Reality (VIDEO)

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime
Gabriel Mizrahi

While some researchers are looking for the fountain of youth, others are thinking that life extension will change the way we punish criminals. Philosophers and engineers are now exploring the possibility of making a life sentence in prison last hundreds -- and theoretically thousands -- of years.

OK, THIS Is The Best Correction Ever

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 03.11.2014 | Media

The New York Times has issued some pretty great corrections before. And we know that we have often refferred to them as "amazing" or the "very best." ...

NYTimes Publishes Correction 161 Years Later

Posted 03.04.2014 | Media

Better late than never? An 1853 report in the New York Times on the story that would eventually be told in the Oscar-winning film "12 Years a Slav...

Economist Issues The Perfect Correction

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.10.2014 | Media

The Economist has issued what can only be described as a beautiful correction about an article from January on drug legalization. If the paper's f...

Reality Has Turned the Tide Against Private Prisons

Donald Cohen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Coast-to-coast, governments are realizing that outsourcing corrections to for-profit corporations is a bad deal for taxpayers, and for public safety.

Jason Linkins

Sarah Palin Wins Correction Of The Day After WaPo Runs Patently Unbelievable Al Jazeera Scoop | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

So, despite what you've heard, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is not going to be proselytizing from a perch at Al Jazeera English. This is something t...

Rethinking Government Contracts for Prisons

Harriet McDonald | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Harriet McDonald

Hurricane Sandy was merely the latest in a sad litany of incidents that highlight lax oversight and serious management problems in New Jersey's network of halfway houses.

LOOK: Famous Authors' Alma Maters

Posted 09.22.2012 | College

Have you ever wondered where to enroll, so your dreams of making it as a big author come to be? Take a page from these novelists' books, and consider ...

Several Injured In Arizona Prison Melee

AP | Posted 11.20.2012 | Crime

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a fight among 200 inmates at an Arizona state prison has left several of them injured. Corrections spo...

Fifth Graders Correct Mistake In WaPo Titanic Story With 'Adorable' Letter

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.13.2012 | Education

After publishing an April roundup post of Titanic books, Washington Post contributing editor Dennis Drabelle received the most adorable correction eve...

This Will Be The Largest Cross In The World

Posted 05.15.2012 | Religion

The "God-given vision" started out simply enough: build a 7-foot-tall cross on a mountain and invite people to meditate there with the Creator. Now, 2...

Simone Landon

High School Band Makes Olympic Bid | Simone Landon | Posted 04.19.2012 | Detroit

Student musicians of Detroit's Martin Luther King, Jr. High School band who are hoping to perform during this summer's Olympics in London have attrac...

Is This The Funniest Newspaper Correction Ever?

Posted 04.11.2012 | Books

Ben Yagoda, author of "About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made," made a comical error in a New York Times article about commas earlier this w...