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United Nations Praises U.S. Plan To Release Thousands Of Prisoners

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - The United Nations secretary-general welcomed on Wednesday a U.S. decision to release some 6,000 federal prisoners ...

John Oliver Explains Why Prison Sentences Are Like Penises

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.27.2015 | Comedy

  President Barack Obama freed dozen of nonviolent offenders earlier this month to draw attention to the harsh and often unfair se...

Letters from Men in Prison: The Call for Accessible Entrepreneurship Education

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.14.2014 | Crime
Steve Mariotti

Forty years in, the war on drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surve...

Pennsylvania's Broken Parole System

John Bruhns | Posted 06.30.2013 | Crime
John Bruhns

Instead of sending technical parole violators back to prison for technical parole violations, the offenders are instead redirected to community corrections centers which cost the state less money than it would to incarcerate an offender in a state prison.

Juvenile Justice and Race: An Uphill Climb to the Bottom

James Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Bell

Has it become an accepted fact of life in the United States that the machinery of justice applies almost solely to people of color?