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These Programs Are Helping Fix A Broken U.S. Prison System

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact

Most experts would argue the U.S. prison system is in need of change, and a number of programs are tackling this challenge in cities nationwide. A ...

Saki Knafo

The World's Largest Prison System May Finally Be Starting To Shrink: Report | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

The U.S. prison system, long criticized as the most bloated in the world, may be slimming down. After decades of growth, the nation’s prison pop...

States Move To Reduce Prison Overcrowding

Posted 06.06.2012 | Crime

After what one researcher called, "America's Imprisonment Binge," several states have taken steps to reduce their inmate populations. The ACLU docu...

America's Gulag: The Money (in Politics) Behind Prison Privatization

Nick Penniman | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Nick Penniman

If we are to reform the prison system, and fix the other Big Problems, we must first reform the lobbying and campaign financing systems.

Say No to Private Prisons in Florida

Donna Red Wing | Posted 04.02.2012 | Miami
Donna Red Wing

Yesterday, Florida senators delayed their vote to sell a part of its state correctional system to the highest bidder. Sixteen thousand inmates would have become 'product' for the prison profiteers in this corporate take-over.

Analysis: Cash-Strapped California Needs Investors To Finance Prison 'Realignment'

Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Golden State may be ushering in a golden era for investing in jails. California's prisons ``realignment'' begins this...

Prison Chaplains A Common Victim Of State Budget Cuts

Posted 10.08.2011 | Religion

By Yonat Shimron and Adelle M. Banks c. 2011 Religion News Service RALEIGH, N.C. (RNS) In the two months since North Carolina's legislature laid o...