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American Prison System

John Oliver Calls Out Our Racist, Broken Prison System & American Apathy

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Comedy

On Sunday, John Oliver's main story was a look at the racism and corruption inherent in the American prison system, and our national apathy toward it....

A Teenager's View Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.22.2012 | Arts

There are approximately 70,700 imprisoned youth in the United States. This number is set against the backdrop of a jarring total of 2.3 million in...

Guantánamo, Exception or Rule? All-American Justice for a Child Soldier at Obama's Gitmo

Chase Madar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chase Madar

Gitmo, a betrayal of American values? Would that it were! Alas, for nearly every grisly tabloid feature of the Khadr case, you can find an easy analog in our everyday criminal justice system.

One Sector That Benefits From A Bad Economy: Jail Inmates

latimes.com | Jack Leonard and Ruben Vives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Iniguez is a member of a distinct group that benefits during a sour economy: jail inmates. When times are flush, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's D...