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The 50-Billion-Dollar Question

Jim Liske | Posted 04.18.2014 | 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 04.11.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Congressman Hansen Clarke Offers Student Debt Relief Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.11.2012 | Detroit

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) joined students from a classroom in Detroit to discuss his plan to ease student loan debt. Taking advant...

Faith Inspires: The Ignatian Spirituality Project

Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion

Editor's note: Every week, HuffPost Religion shines a spotlight on religious people doing good work in their communities. If you would like to recomme...

Bill Would Prohibit Glaucoma Patients From Using Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

The sponsor of a state Senate bill in Michigan is looking to outlaw the use of medical marijuana by glaucoma patients. In 2008, voters passed the ...

Accused Nazi Guard John Demjanjuk Dies At 91

Posted 03.26.2012 | Religion

By John Caniglia Religion News Service CLEVELAND (RNS) Former Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk died Saturday (March 17) in Germany, ending nearly 35...

Local Theater Celebrates 79th Anniversary Of Detroit's Diego Rivera Murals

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.20.2012 | Detroit

For generations, Mexican artist Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals have held powerful sway over the imaginations of visitors to the Detroit Instit...

Jason Linkins

The Washington Post Should Probably Alert Readers To Changing Terrible Light Bulb Math

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media

Washington Post staff writer Peter Whoriskey did his level-best last week to ridicule the Department of Energy for bestowing it's "L Prize" -- a "cont...

Mitt Romney Beats Rick Santorum In Michigan Delegate Race: 16-14

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

A Michigan Republican committee voted Thursday to award 16 of the state's 30 nominating delegates to the Republican National Convention to Mitt Romney...

Life In a Box

Diane Dimond | Posted 04.30.2012 | Crime
Diane Dimond

Americans were once riveted by the horrific news of the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. Today, I believe there is another atrocity taking place inside our own American prison system.

Chris Kirkham

Anonymous Hackers Strike 'Sinister Conniving Alliance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

After high-profile takeovers of recording industry and Justice Department websites last month, hackers affiliated with the Anonymous movement had a ne...

David Lohr

EXCLUSIVE: Retired Correctional Officer Not Surprised By Death Of Bedsore-Riddled Prisoner

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.17.2012 | Crime

ALBION, Pa. -- A former correctional officer from the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution in Albion said he is not surprised by the recent dea...

David Lohr

Bedsore-Riddled Rapist's Prison Death Should Be Probed As 'Criminal Wrong,' Lawyer Says

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.15.2012 | Crime

ERIE, Pa. -- A former federal prosecutor has asked for a criminal investigation into the death of Dennis Austin, a Pennsylvania prison inmate with gro...