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U.S. Spends Astonishing Amount Caring For Elderly Prisoners

Forbes | Matt Stroud | Posted 07.12.2013 | Business

It’s no surprise that a huge amount of cash is being spent in the United States on men and women who are aging into their 70s, 80s, and 90s while in...

The Horrors of the North Korean Prison System

John Feffer | Posted 06.28.2013 | TED Weekends
John Feffer

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI was nearly at the end of a presentation on the North Korean prison camp system, when the last person in the audience grasped the microphone to ask a question. His question was so unexpected that I was literally blindsided.

Say It, Mr. President

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 04.14.2013 | Crime
Ethan Nadelmann

I firmly believe that at some point during his second administration President Obama is going to address the issue of mass incarceration in America. What I fear is that he is going to wait so long, and ultimately do so with such caution, as to minimize his potential impact.