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Criminal U: America's Most Successful Institution Educating the Poor

Mike Green | Posted 07.08.2014 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Solutions. Change. Hope. These are the words that Bolsinger, a recovering alcoholic, focuses on daily. He saw the flood of the school-to-prison pipeline first-hand. He also saw the raw talent and skills in the men who wore matching clothes with "inmate" stamped across their chest.

Does Obama Have the Back of Our Children Too?

Eli Verschleiser | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Eli Verschleiser

It's time for the White House to show it also has the back of children who undergo the horror of sexual abuse, by taking real action.

Joy Resmovits

Schools Were Getting Much Safer Until 2010, Government Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

American public and private schools are generally much safer than they were 10 years ago, but school crime began a slight climb in 2010, according to ...

Why Is the African American Imprisonment Rate Higher Than Whites?

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Kiernan Hopkins

The Emancipation Proclamation took place a hundred and fifty years ago. The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order delivered by President A...

System Failure: Sexual Victimization in Illinois Juvenile Prisons

John Maki | Posted 08.13.2013 | Chicago
John Maki

In a recently released national study, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) found that 15 percent of youth incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) reported they were victims of sexual assault by staff or other detained youth.

John Rudolf

Crime Is UP, Despite FBI Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 10.17.2012 | Crime

Violent crime rates across the U.S. jumped by about 18 percent, and property crimes rose by 11 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to a report re...

As Arrests Rise, Apprehensions For Immigration Violations Drop To Lowest Level In 40 Years

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 07.18.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — The government says apprehensions of people for federal immigration violations have dropped to the lowest level in 40 years, reflecting...

Launched by Australian Visionary, U.S. Peace Index Hits Year Two

Jim Luce | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Jim Luce

The U.S. Peace Index was launched last year with the aim is to further understand the types of environments that are associated with peace and its economic impacts at a more specific regional level.

1 In 4 American Women Attacked By Intimate Partner, Survey Finds

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.15.2011 | Crime

ATLANTA -- It's a startling number: 1 in 4 women surveyed by the government say they were violently attacked by their husbands or boyfriends. Experts...

Sexual Abuse Shatters the Lives of Inmates

Lovisa Stannow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lovisa Stannow

Last week, like most weeks, Just Detention International received some 40 letters from survivors of sexual abuse in detention -- still behind bars, unable to get away from their assailants.

What's Costlier Than A Government Run Prison? A Private One

Aug. 18, 2010 | D.M. Levine, Contributor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FORTUNE -- Early this month, three convicted murderers escaped from a prison in Kingman, a small town along Route 66 in northwest Arizona. According t...

Jail Population Is Down For First Time In 20 Years

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The nation's local jail population is declining for the first time since the federal government began keeping count, reflecting wha...

Getting Serious About Prison Rape

Pat Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Nolan

Prison rape has long been a staple of jokes on late night TV, but otherwise it has been ignored as an unseemly but intractable problem of our prisons.