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Federal Prison Population Drops By Nearly 5,000

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal prison population has dropped in the last year by roughly 4,800, the first time in several decades that the inmate cou...

The U.S. Can't Afford to Continue the Death Penalty

Allen Frances | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Allen Frances

Our adversarial legal process encourages an unenlightened and dispiriting dueling of expert witnesses. In addition, the death penalty has become an anomaly and an embarrassment.

This Vet Is Helping Inmates Stay Connected With Their Families After Being Behind Bars Himself

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact

You could call Frederick Hutson an overachiever. After graduating from high school, Huston served honorably as a F-16 Avionics Electrician in the ...

The Ugly Reality Of Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Filmmaker Dan Edge knew he had to make a documentary about solitary confinement after the head of Colorado's prison system was murdered. Edge had g...

Matt Ferner

Christian Leaders Call For Ending Drug War, Mass Incarceration

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

As the Easter holiday approaches, several Christian leaders called for the U.S. to end the war on drugs and mass incarceration of offenders. The faith...

Where A Quarter Of The World's Prison Population Is May Surprise You

Upworthy | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Here in the U.S., we seem to treat prison as the answer to every issue. Drugs? Violence? Some prison time ought to fix that, right?...

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.

The Truth About Private Prisons

Los Angeles Review Of Books | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

IN THEORY, PRIVATELY RUN PRISONS are simply another municipal resource that for-profit management companies like the Corrections Corporation of Americ...

Juvenile In Justice

Alan Moore | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact
Alan Moore

Bring me more children Juvenile courts in the U.S. annually process an estimated 1.7 million cases of youth charged with a delinquency offense -- app...

White House Aims To Curb Prison Rape

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration ordered federal, state and local officials Thursday to adopt zero tolerance for prison rape as it issued m...

Is This The Future Of Prisons?

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

By Karissa Rosenfield (click here for original article) Courtesy of Andreas Tjeldflaat and Greg Knobloch With the guidance of their instruc...

Politics in America: Ignoring Fiscal Responsibility and Opposing Meaningful Reforms

Michael Santos | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Michael Santos

We are a weaker country because of mismanagement by government leaders. Misguided government leadership has hindered my life in numerous ways throughout the 24 years that I have served in prison so far.

The 40-Year War On American Families: It's Time To End This Madness!

Russell Simmons | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

40 years ago today, President Nixon declared America's "War on Drugs," a failed war that continues to have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of Americans. On this day, let's work harder to end the madness of ineffective drug policies.

Reading the Pictures: This Kid Abdulmutallab

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-12-31-headshot.jpgPictures circulating of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on a school trip to London in '03 is making it near impossible for the right-wing to hype his danger.

Christian Poveda: French Filmmaker Killed In El Salvador; 1 Arrested

AP | MARCOS ALEMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — A French filmmaker who spent years documenting the brutality and desperation of a Salvadoran street gang has been fo...

America's 10 Cushiest Prisons

ABC News | ASHER HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's looking like a lifetime sentence at one of the nation's cushiest prisons for world-class fraudster Bernard Madoff. The record-setting scammer is ...

States pull back after decades of get-tough laws

AP | DEBORAH HASTINGS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For the last four decades, the laws of the land were all about dropping the hammer on crime by locking away criminals for a very long time. Some carr...