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American Prisons

The US Prison System Needs a Total Overhaul

Diane Dimond | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Diane Dimond

I'm not talking about a little tweak here and there. I'm talking about throwing a massive metaphorical hand grenade into the entire system and starting over from scratch. We should be ashamed of ourselves for allowing the system to have morphed into what it has.

Saki Knafo

America Has More Prisoners Than High School Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

If sitting in a prison cell was a job, it would be one of the most common jobs in the United States. In 2012, there were some 1,570,000 inmates in sta...

Mass Incarceration: A Great Social Injustice

Michael Santos | Posted 05.05.2013 | Crime
Michael Santos

I am one of those people who've been released from prison, but I'm still stuck in the criminal justice system.

Experts: When A Relative Goes To Jail, The Whole Family Serves Time

Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact

By Andrea Strong, TakePart Anyone familiar with the U.S. criminal justice system has likely heard the expression, “When a person gets sentenced t...

VIDEO: Can A Tour Of Prisons Be Called A 'Travel Film?'

Paul Brady | Posted 02.22.2012 | Travel
Paul Brady

Writer and academic Pete Brook takes an odd trip around the United States: He travels what he calls a "hidden" network of American prisons. But can we call his work "travel writing?"

Andrew Losowsky

Prisoners Sue For Access To Books

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 12.02.2011 | Books

When Mark Melvin asked his friend to order him a Pulitzer Prize-winning history book, he didn't expect to have to file a lawsuit in order to read it. ...